Watco, the UK’s leading manufacturer and supplier of high-performance industrial strength paint, repair and maintenance materials, has recently launched the next generation of its best-selling Concrex product, further expanding the Concrex range. Concrex Carbon Fibre is a premium epoxy resin mortar designed to permanently repair damaged concrete floors. It is now even stronger, more chemical resistant and dries even faster.
Concrex Carbon Fibre has been designed to offer its users a solution that is guaranteed to repair areas where other mortars on the market would fail. As such, the versatile repair mortar is ideal for a wide range of applications including very heavily trafficked floors, holes, ramps, loading bays, step nosings and guide rails.
With a resin-rich formula that is loaded with epoxy and reinforced with carbon fibre and ceramic, Concrex Carbon Fibre offers real benefits over the original Concrex formulation – already a market leading product. With interlocking sand particles and the ability to be feather edged, the solution provides both stronger results and a smoother finish.
Developed from the same formula as the original Concrex, it is due to recent advances in resin technology and access to new raw materials that Watco’s chemists have been able to create the new formula with enhanced strength, temperature resistance and reduced cure time. Concrex Carbon Fibre also includes a 15% increase in novolac resin content to boost the repair mortar’s chemical resistance and prevent damage in the event of spilt chemicals.
The high resin content of Concrex Carbon Fibre also enables the repair mortar to form kerbs and repair step nosings, allowing it to be shaped using a trowel and providing the strength required to hold it in place. It can also be paired with Watco’s Tack Coat if intricate repairs or thin screeding is required.
Furthermore, Concrex Carbon Fibre is simple to prepare. There is no need to use a primer and while other repair mortars require a three-part mix that can take up valuable time, Concrex Carbon Fire is already part mixed with the resin and aggregate combined. Users need simply add the grey activator to the mix and the product is ready to go. Fast drying, the repair is ready for traffic again in just one hour. With a 20-year guarantee against impact or abrasion failure, Concrex Carbon Fibre provides peace of mind that the repair will last.
Steve Chanter, Product and Operations Director at Watco, commented: “We are constantly working to improve our tried-and-tested formulations and the new and improved Concrex Carbon Fibre is the first in a series of re-formulations and new product launches coming this year.
“By blending carbon fibre and ceramic into this formulation, we have enhanced the performance of what was already the number one best-selling epoxy resin repair mortar on the market, providing Watco customers with the ultimate solution that cannot be beaten.”
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