Marstex 2000


MARSTEX 2000 is a high performance ready to use, cold applied, high build liquid waterproofing membrane based on polymer modified bitumen emulsion. MARSTEX 2000 forms a seamless, highly elastic and durable film that adheres well to most of the common substrates e.g. concrete, cement blocks, wood, existing roof felts. MARSTEX 2000 is highly resistant to chlorides and sulphates commonly present in the soil.


  • Waterproofing of concrete and block foundations, retaining walls, basements and wet areas such as kitchen, toilet floors and balconies.

  • Damp proof membrane in sandwich panel constructions

  • Curing membrane cum protective coating for sub structure

  • Facade damp proofing

Technical Data

Appearance Thick brownish emulsion dries to a black Flexible protective membrane.
Specific Gravity 1.03 +/- 0.01
Specific Weight 1.25 Kg/Ltr
Solid Content 70%
Superficial film hardening after 1 hour
Non-volatile content 65% (Approx.)
Rubber content 10% (Approx.)
PH 10.0 — 12.0
Drying Time 1 - 3 hours
Full dry 3-4 days

The drying time depends on the type of substrate, temperature, humidity and thickness of layer, etc.


  • Single component, ready to use.

  • Resistant to temperatures from -20 °C to +120 °C.

  • Easy to use.

  • Non-flammable and Non-toxic.

  • Applicable on damp surfaces.

  • Resistant to chlorides & sulphates usually present in the soil.

  • Environment friendly


Protection of buildings against Ground water :
As per BS 102 Code of practice.

Curing membrane: ASTM C 309 :
1998 ASTM D 2939

Surface Preparation

All surfaces should be sound, clean and free of contaminants. Absorbent surfaces e.g. concrete should preferably be dampened with water. In kitchens, toilets and other wet areas all the openings should be properly sealed. On all weak points such as_ cracks or around the pipes use a woven fibreglass mesh as reinforcement between the two coats of MARSTEX 2000.


MARSTEX 2000 can be applied by brush, roller or squeegee. Hot, dry or very porous substrate should be dampened with clean water prior to application of MARSTEX 2000. When two or more coats are required, ensure that the preceding coat is fully dry before applying the successive coat, which should be applied at right angle to proceeding coat. MARSTEX 2000 also acts as a curing membrane; hence it may be applied to fresh concrete immediately after the removal of formwork, eliminating the need of conventional curing with water. Since it gives a permanent black finish MARSTEX 2000 is recommended as curing membrane only for surfaces which have no aesthetic value such as sub-structures of buildings.
Caution: Should not be used as curing membrane on surfaces to be painted.

Application Rate

  • For damp proofing/vapour barrier :
    Apply two coats @ 250-300 grams/m'/coat

  • Waterproofing membrane: Apply two coats @ (approx) 1.0 kg/m'/coat

  • Curing membrane: Apply two coats @ 0.4 kg/m2/coat


18 kg pail and 200 kg drum.

Storage/Shelf life

18 kg pail and 200 kg drum. Storage/Shelf life Keep away from direct sunlight and store under normal warehouse conditions. Container must be tightly closed. Shelf life of the product is 12 months from the date of manufacturing provided it is stored in unopened factory packed drums.


Tools may be cleaned with water as long as the product is wet. Once dry, by mechanical means only.

Technical Services

Technical assistance and information is available by calling Betuva (L.L.C.) on specific application

Health and Safety

Use normal safety precautions. Wear rubber hand gloves, safety shoes and safety goggles while using and handling the product. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. In case of accidental contact with eyes, wash with plenty of water and seek Medical treatment immediately.

General Note

Use this leaflet as a guide for the use of the product concerned. The information given is in accordance with latest technical developments. However, we cannot accept liability/responsibility for any work carried out with our materials, as we have no control over the method of application used or the condition of site involved.

Get in touch


Betuva Insulation Material Industries LLC
P.O. Box: 85440, Sharjah,
United Arab Emirates


+971 6 5777 567