Vancouver-based Kryton International Inc., which specializes in crystalline concrete waterproofing, announces its acquisition of Calgary-based Cementec Industries Inc., a manufacturer of concrete additive solutions for the construction, oil, and gas industries.
This acquisition demonstrates Kryton’s commitment to innovation while complementing its existing lineup of Smart Concrete® waterproofing solutions. Hard-Gem®, the integral concrete hardening admixture developed by Cementec, is an award-winning innovation that provides concrete with unmatched resistance to abrasion and erosion. With this admixture, concrete floors and infrastructure last up to six times longer than untreated concrete. As a result, costly repairs and the inconvenience of shutdowns can be avoided.
Cementec also manufactures silica fume products that are used to density and strengthen concrete. These Cementec solutions can be used in conjunction with Kryton’s award-winning Krystol Internal Membrane™ (KIM®) system to provide customers with Smart Concrete solutions that will save time while providing durability.
“The breakthrough concrete solutions developed by Cementec are technically superior and innovative. Not only do they increase infrastructure’s service life and eliminate exposure to harmful dust, Hard-Gem removes quality control issues and provides increased design flexibility. This will bring greater value to our customers,” says Kari Yuers, CEO of Kryton.
“Hard-Gem and silica fume will extend our product offerings in integral concrete durability, erosion, and abrasion protection. We intend to be a go-to solutions provider to an industry that is increasingly concerned about protecting and extending the lifespan of concrete structures,” adds Kevin Yuers, Vice-President of Product Development at Kryton.
“This is a perfect match of expertise and a shared mission in providing unique solutions, exemplary customer service and market leadership,” says Farid Remtulla, President of Cementec, adding that “Kryton will offer global exposure for Cementec products.”
Kryton International Inc. is the inventor of the crystalline waterproofing admixture and has been waterproofing concrete structures with its proprietary Krystol®technology since 1973. It has won awards for innovation, manufacturing, and best place to work, as well as entrepreneurial awards. Kryton is an active member of the American Concrete Institute, International Concrete Repair Institute, American Shotcrete Association, and many other thought-leading organizations. Kryton exports its products to more than 50 countries globally. Further information is available at www.kryton.com.
Cementec Industries Inc. is an award-winning product developer and manufacturer of proprietary concrete products for the construction, oil and gas industries. Cementec manufactures Hard-Gem, an integral (not surface-applied) concrete hardener for increased abrasive and erosive wear resistance of ready mixed concrete, precast concrete, and shotcrete. It won the Most Innovative Product Award at the World of Concrete in 2007. Hard-Gem has been used in over 50 million square feet (46 million square meters) of concrete at work across North America in commercial, industrial, hydro, and infrastructure applications. Cementec is also the only manufacturer of silica fume products in Western Canada.
Source: Shotcrete magazine