Innovation at World of Concrete

Concrete with one-hour working time

Quikcrete has launched, at the World of Concrete trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada, February 3-6, a concrete mix that delivers one-hour working time, three-hour walk-on time and 6,500 PSI compressive strength with crack, freeze-thaw and corrosion resistance.

“Starting with our original pre-mixed concrete mix in the yellow bag, Quikcrete has a rich tradition for bringing industry-first products to market that meet the needs of our customers and Quikcrete Q-Max Pro epitomizes that commitment,” said Frank Owens, vice president marketing, Quikcrete Companies.

“Unlike other much more expensive fast-setting concrete mixes that compromise working time for rapid strength gains, Quikcrete Q-Max Pro provides the perfect balance of both benefits along with several other important structural attributes that make it the most dynamic and versatile concrete mix available.”

First show for Mapei admixtures

General Resource Technology, a subsidiary of Mapei is exhibiting its line of concrete admixtures at the World of Concrete show.

“This is our first show at World of Concrete with Mapei,” says Travis Collins, general manager of General Resource Technology. “We are eager to talk with our current customers and meet potential new customers as we take this opportunity to grow our business in the admixture area.”

General Resource Technology is working with Mapei’s research teams from Italy and the Americas to develop and introduce more products during the coming year.

Next generation volumetric mixer

Cemen Tech is showing its new C860 volumetric mixers.  “We are pleased to offer our customers a new design that will make the operation easier and allow their drivers to pour concrete in a more efficient way,” says Mark Rinehart, director of sales and marketing, Cemen Tech.

The C860 has a new electronic control panel that allows those in the field to track the exact flow of admixtures and water electronically. All of the information required is displayed on digital readouts and shows the operator the total number of yards produced during each pour.

GPS tracking allows tracking of the mixer’s location and alert smanagers when and where a mixer stops, as well as how many times the mixer runs each day. In the coming months this system will also allow a person to send mix designs to the mixer and control the unit from the office.

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