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Chemrite® BSE
Ballast Stabilisation Epoxy



CHEMRITE® BSE (Ballast Stabilisation Epoxy) is an epoxy compound specifically formulated to stabilise ballasts in high load situations. The proven technology strengthens the ballast by adhering to the individual aggregate to keep a stable, but porous surface, allowing water to pass through. This helps to prevent erosion or track movement caused by large dynamic loads.


  • Deep penetrating

  • High flexural strength

  • Bonds to damp aggregate

  • Excellent chemical resistance

  • Good pot life

  • Good insulator

Key Attributes

  • Ballast Stabilisation – Improved strength and ride comfort

  • Cost effective – reduces the cost of replacing sleepers or repairing ballast due to the loss of aggregate

  • Excellent drainage capability – Reduced risk of erosion

  • Reduces flying ballast – The vortex caused by fast moving trains can lift ballast that may cause damage to the train or track

  • Wear of aggregate reduced – By holding the ballast together with CHEMRITE® BSE, the movement between the aggregate is greatly reduced thus prolonging the life of the ballast

Resistance to chemical spillage

  • Fuel

  • Oils

  • Ammonia solution (20%)

  • Sulphuric Acid (40%)

  • Food emulsion

  • Hydrochloric Acid (33%)

  • Sodium Chloride (50%)

Typical Applications

  • CHEMRITE® BSE can be used as a maintenance tool or during re-construction to reduce track alignment problems which usually result in degraded ballast. CHEMRITE® BSE provides ballast reinforcement which will reduce track movement, particularly in troublesome areas, such as ballast to concrete transitions


  • CHEMRITE® BSE is packaged in 10, 20 and 40 litre kits.

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