Chapman’s Ice Cream was founded in 1973 and has grown into a multimillion-dollar business that employs hundreds of people. In 2009, a fire gutted Chapman’s Creamery, and the entire facility had to be rebuilt. Within a year, they were up and running and started manufacturing again. In 2017, the company decided to build a new Cold Storage Facility to meet growing demand. The facility would be an active centre with constant incoming and ongoing flow of workers. Moreover, The facility would be subjected to constant abrasion from forklifts, carts, and the movement of pellets. The team was looking for a concrete hardening solution that would sustainably resist the erosive effects of the various equipment in the facility.
The construction team was concerned that a surface broadcast hardener would not be able to provide the concrete with the abrasion protection it needed. After considering the performance of different products, the team specified Hard-Cem for their 35,000 ft2 of the thick floor slab. They chose Hard-Cem for its exceptional abrasion resistance (when compared with traditional hardeners) as well as its ability to extend concrete wear life by up to 6 times. They were very impressed with Kryton’s guarantee about product quality.
Hard-Cem’s compatibility with common admixtures and air-entrained concrete demonstrates the versatility required for incorporation in high-traffic warehouses and storage facilities like Chapman’s. Hard-Cem delivers value, has a high-quality control and sustainable improves the service life of concrete.
Hard-Cem is an Integral Hardening Admixture used to increase Abrasion and Erosion resistance of concrete. Hard-Cem is added to the concrete at the time of batching to increase the hardness of the concrete and extend concrete wear life. It outperforms and overcomes deficiencies of labor intensive surface applied hardeners, and can be used to enhance...