Aggregate Industries launch Strike+ concrete
Company introduces new range of high-performance, high early strength concretes
AGGREGATE Industries have introduced a new range of high early strength concretes, specifically designed for use in structural, void-fill, pavement and track-bed applications.
Available in four different strength settings, the Strike+ range is said to offer high ultimate strength in various levels of consistency, making it suitable for use with a number of placement methods, including pump, skip and direct.
Designed for use in construction projects where durability is key, in sectors such as road, rail and infrastructure, the high-performance concretes have been specially formulated with rapid setting times ranging from 15 minutes to four hours.
The range also boasts a myriad of other distinctive properties including high resistance to chlorides, low surface absorption, low shrinkage and high freeze-thaw resistance.
As a result, Aggregate Industries say Strike+ products are well placed to meet specified return-to-service requirements in compressive strength, where their early strength gain properties can be adapted to meet complex contract specifications.
David Porter, area manager for Concrete (East Midlands) at Aggregate Industries, said: ‘With a greater onus on contractors to deliver ever more complex builds to tighter budgets and reduced deadlines, speed, efficiency and durability during the construction process have never been more critical.
‘That’s why we’ve launched our new Strike+ range of high early strength concretes. Rapid setting times enable users to dramatically increase their productivity when building carriageway replacements, airport hardstandings, warehouses and precast structures.
‘They also provide the enhanced strength and long-wearing properties required on many infrastructure projects. We’d urge all our customers, new and existing, to make the most of this new innovative range of concrete solutions.’
Strike+ products are manufactured and delivered using volumetric concrete mixers, with water only added to the mix at the point of use. The ranges consists of specially blended PC52.5N CEM1 BSEN 197 binders and carefully selected BSEN 1260 concrete aggregates.