New Concrete Floor Technology Bows

MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2015

A new concrete curing, slab protection and vapor reduction system in one is designed to speed up construction projects.

Allied Construction Technologies Inc.’s Go-Early Technology is a specially manufactured epoxy resin that can be applied at 12 mils over a light broom finish 24 to 72 hours after initial concrete set.

The formulation is based on AC Tech 2170, a fast-curing, zero-VOC, vapor reduction system that the company says "has long been recognized for high-performance and consistent results within both the construction and flooring sectors."

The resin has been tested as a "Type 1, Class C Liquid Membrane-Forming Curing Compound" in accordance with ASTM C1315-11 testing standards, the manufacturer said.

Honing the Process, Award

“We spent over a year honing the process of applying the Go-Early epoxy resin ... so that it protects the slab—while it’s curing,” according to Mac Krauss, AC Tech VP of Technical Operations. “This allows trades to get to work (and finish) days to weeks sooner.”

“In this one-step application process, the final moisture and alkalinity control required of the project’s final flooring system is already in place over the entire deck—even before interior walls are installed,” he said.

AC Tech offers a 15-year warranty on the system.

The technology was awarded the “Experts Choice Award for Most Innovative Product” in February at World of Concrete in Las Vegas.

Headquartered in Norfolk, VA, AC Tech collaborates with AB-Polymerchemie (Germany) and Chowgule Construction Technologies (India) to develop, manufacture and support specialty coatings for construction, industrial, commercial, residential and infrastructure markets around the world.

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Tagged categories: Coating chemistry; Coatings Technology; Coatings Technology; Concrete coatings and treatments; Epoxy; North America; Resins

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