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CEMEX launches new specialty concrete products in the UK and Croatia

Date published: June 3, 2011

CEMEX continues providing the best and most innovative concrete products by launching two new brands in the UK and Croatia: Permatite and Kompakton. These new building solutions fulfill a specific need for each market and help the company meet its customer’s requirements.


CEMEX launches new specialty concrete products in the UK and Croatia

Permatite is an effective waterproofing concrete manufactured by CEMEX in the UK used in conjunction with state-of-the-art moisture barrier technology developed by international waterproofing specialist, Fosroc. Available in a range of strengths, grades and cement types, Permatite is ideal for basements, tunnels, water tanks and a wide range of similar applications. The advantages of the system include reduced risk of reinforcement corrosion, improved workability and long-term durability.

These were just some of the attractions for specialist contractor Citybasements when charged with creating a split-level private leisure suite that includes a 25-meter swimming pool, jacuzzi and sauna beneath the garden of an exclusive residency in north London. The CEMEX plant in Hendon supplied a total of 1,500 m3 of Permatite for the reinforced external walls and underground swimming pool.

CEMEX launches new specialty concrete products in the UK and Croatia

In Croatia, CEMEX has introduced Kompakton, a self-compacting concrete that does not need vibrations to compact when utilized. It is liquid and thus fully fills the formwork even in the presence of dense steel reinforcement. This hardened concrete has the same lasting characteristics, denseness, and appearance of traditional concrete. Kompakton offers the best possible specification for the top execution of self-compacting, high-strength and fluid concrete which makes it possible for the concrete to flow through complex constructions or precise molds with extraordinary results. Whenever the purpose poses a challenge for concrete execution due to compacted working surfaces or complex reinforcement, self-compacting concrete is a natural choice.

At a global level, CEMEX does not “simply manufacture concrete”, but develops solutions based on the thorough knowledge and application of concrete technology. Leveraging years of experience, a worldwide pool of knowledge, and state-of-the-art expertise about the different concrete constituents and their interaction, CEMEX offers its customers “concrete by design”—tailor-designed concrete.

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