Welcome to Flexcrete
Concrete Repair, Protection & Waterproofing
Flexcrete Technologies is the UK’s leading independent manufacturer of engineering quality technical mortars and high performance coatings. Our products are available both in the UK and from international distributors around the world.
We develop our products using advanced waterborne technology, so they cure without the release of hazardous solvents or odour and are the environmentally friendly option.
As the first British manufacturer to achieve CE Mark registration in compliance with EN1504, the pan European standard for concrete repair, our products can be relied upon with absolute confidence.
Whatever your construction project, we have the specialist products, expert knowledge and technical support to assist.
We provide innovative solutions for the following applications:
- Concrete repair - structural and cosmetic
- Decorative anti-carbonation protection
- Reinstatement of low concrete cover
- Structural waterproofing and tanking
- DWI approved fairing coats, mortars and linings
- Waterproofing of floors and decked areas
- Chloride protection for marine concrete
- Corrosion protection for steel
- Biostatic coatings for use in hygienic areas
It’s Official: Flexcrete's Cementitious Coating 851 Stops Chlorides for 25 Years
The ability of one of our core products - Cementitious Coating 851 - to prevent chloride ingress is an important consideration in many projects and now we have the evidence to prove that 851 stops the penetration of chlorides for almost a quarter of a century.
Back in 1988, a 2mm thick film of Cementitious Coating 851 was applied to a concrete slice and sealed in a chloride ion diffusion cell in the laboratory at the VINCI Construction Technology Centre and it is still going strong some 25 years later. Tests recently carried out show that the barrier properties of 851 are such that a steady state of flux of chloride ions through the coated concrete has not been attained after a test period spanning 25 years, whereas the control concrete achieved this in just 28 days.
Chloride attack is one of the primary causes of damage in reinforced concrete structures exposed to de-icing salts and marine environments. When a certain threshold of chlorides is reached at the concrete-reinforcement interface, the steel rebars start to corrode.
As this test shows, 851 has remarkable resistance to chloride attack. It is a product that has been chosen for prestigious projects all around the world, not only for its chloride resistance but also its diffusion resistance to oxygen and carbon dioxide. Furthermore, it has exceptional waterproof protection, resisting positive and negative pressure under a 100 metre hydrostatic head. Flexcrete's Cementitious Coating 851 has been used at King’s Cross Station in London, Doha Corniche in Qatar and the Kwai Chung Container Terminal in Hong Kong, to name a few.
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Cementitious Coating 851
Worldwide Demand for Flexcrete Products Leads to Expansion
To meet increased demand for its range of products from home and overseas markets, Flexcrete has extended its manufacturing complex in Leyland, Lancashire, by acquiring an additional 2500m² of industrial space adjoining its existing facility.
The new buildings have been extensively refurbished and extended and a dedicated Technical Centre has been constructed, housing new Research and Development Laboratories and a Training Suite for Flexcrete customers.
New state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment is in place to manufacture a range of high performance products, including the MONODEX range of coatings for the external and internal protection of buildings and other structures and BIODEXcoatings for internal walls and ceilings in hygiene sensitive environments such as hospitals and food manufacturing facilities. The new MONODEX and BIODEX products have been produced following extensive in-house research utilising the most modern chemistry available, and sales have already been achieved in Asia and the Americas, as well as to European markets including Cyprus, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Norway and Sweden.
Solutions by Market Sector
Civil Engineering & Buildings
Innovative solutions to solve concrete repair problems, reinstate structural integrity and provide an aesthetic finish.More
Decorative Protective Coatings
Waterborne, weatherproof anti-carbonation coatings, plus anti-microbial finishes for internal use in hygiene sensitive environments.More
Repair and protection systems for the clean and dirty water industries, including products approved for use in public water supplies.More
Specialist materials for the repair and protection of reinforced concrete and steel structures in aggressive coastal and marine environments.More
Floors & Trafficked Areas
Advanced epoxy and cementitious modified coatings designed to provide floors with years of effective waterproof and chemical resistant protection.More
High performance anti-corrosion coatings for the protection of steel and other ferrous metals in onerous environments.More
Repair of One of the UK's Largest Water Pipes
A rapid setting repair mortar manufactured by Flexcrete Technologies Limited has been used during the repair and protection of an aqueduct which carries 570 million litres of water a day from a Cumbrian reservoir.More
Showcase Water Works Receives the Flexcrete Treatment
Around 24 tonnes of materials have been provided by Flexcrete for an impressive refurbishment project at Ashford Water Treatment Works (WTW) near Cannington in Somerset.More
Refurbishment of the Highest Order in Japan
Flexcrete materials are used to protect structures all around the world and in a recent project our high performance concrete repair mortars and protective coatings have been applied to high voltage transmission towers in Japan.More
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Continuing Professional Development is an obligation for all qualified professionals to maintain, improve and broaden their knowledge and skills. It is now a part of everyday professional life and an important way of ensuring that we keep up to date with the latest technology and innovations within a rapidly changing environment.
Flexcrete offers a series of CPD presentations covering individual market sectors, and by defining the areas of focus for your practice, we can tailor our presentation to closely match your needs.
Click on the button below for more information or to book a free CPD seminar for your organisation.More
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