Canada-based waterproofing firm provides solutions for the Middle East’s climate.
Kryton International Inc., the inventor of the crystalline admixture and waterproofing experts since 1973, has been exhibiting at The Big Five show for the past seven years.
It is a family-owned company that has operations in over 48 countries around the world, and has been present in almost all parts of the GCC since 2004, with a certification from the Dubai Municipality.
The company’s core product is the Krystal Internal Membrane (KIM) that protects concrete and replaces the need for an internal membrane system. The product also lasts as long as the concrete’s lifetime.
“We came to Dubai in 2000 when we were beginning to explore the region says Kari Yuers, president and CEO, Kryton. “We were told that the Middle East is where we should be and we thought ‘but it is a desert, there is no water,’ but they said that no, there is and you do not even have to dig too deep to hit it” she continued. Yuers says she sees a huge potential in the Middle East, especially in Dubai, and that 7112 Big Five allows the company to meet people who are building concrete constructions, as well as making connections with firms and clients from the region itself “Our technology really works without the use of membranes or lines which usually rely on materials such as petroleum, which is not a sustainable material she explains.
In terms of sustainability, Yuers says: ‘Sustainability is at co-benefit for us. I think that, with the green movement, it has been a strong focus, but it is also popular because so many companies are just grabbing onto it.”
She adds that the company’s newest product, Krystal Mortar Admixture (KMA), has really caught un in places such as Lebanon, where it was used in the Four Seasons Hotel, and is very new to the region.
It tackles the problem that hot climates possess, such as cracking of concrete, creating a cost-effective solution that provides high performance.
Yuers has been appointed the new chair of the International Advisory Committee for the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and has brought managing director John C. Glumb along for The Big Five.
“The ACI could provide greater knowledge and services to higher the quality of concrete in the region,” she concludes.
Source Publication: Construction Week Online