Curecon BE

  • Fast drying, shower resistant, water based bituminous emulsion curing compound.

Product Description

Curecon BE is a water based bitumen membrane curing compound used to retain moisture in concrete for effective curing. Used for all concrete but specifically for use in mass concrete structures such as roadwork, bridgework and runways.


  • Reduces surface shrinkage and cracking by eliminating moisture loss from exposed surfaces
  • Rapid film formation
  • Tack free when dry
  • Increases concrete strength and dusting resistance
  • Eliminates the need for damp hessian, sand or polythene
  • Use as a pre-coat for finishing with an asphalt black top surface.
  • Non-flammable/non dangerous goods classification

Design Criteria

The coating should be applied at a coverage rate of 5m2/litre.To achieve the correct curing properties and moisture retention according to AS/RTA standards, Curecon BE must be applied at the above stated coverage rates. Curecon dries to a black film on the surface.

Colour Brown-black fluid
Specific gravity 0.95-1.0
Viscosity >0.050Pa.s
Specific gravity 0.95-1.0
Flash point Not applicable
Water retention efficiency >90%
Nata certificate serial number 37294
Application Equipment Low pressure spray (preferred) or soft 10-15 mm nap roller
Thinning Nil - use only as supplied
Coverage 5m2/litre using a spray applicator-do not brush
Clean up Water when wet. Kerosene, fuel or Solvent 525(allows re-emulsification with water) when dry
Drying time on concrete

Approximately 10-15 minutes at 25 degrees C 50% RH.

After this time Curecon BE will be shower resistant, and will resist re-emulsification and consequential removal. This feature will help diminish the potential for wash away by rain within 30 minutes of application.

Application Instructions

Curecon BE should be evenly sprayed onto the surface over freshly laid concrete as soon as possible after final trowelling. Ideally Curecon BE should be applied as soon as the surface bleed water, if any, has evaporated. In all cases Curecon BE should be applied at a coverage rate of not greater than 5m2 per litre