With 65 international agents and distributors spread all across the globe, exporting is huge business at Flexcrete and accounts for over 50% of our turnover. We have a thriving export business in Taiwan and our distributor, Parallel Industrial Co., Ltd is involved in a number of prestigious projects.
One such project was carried out at a 20,000m² Research and Development Centre based in Lin-Kuo, Taipei County, owned by USI Corporation, a company which is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange and specialises in the manufacture, processing and distribution of a wide range of chemical products, including polyethylene resins. The company’s products are used in the manufacture of a wide range of end products, including plastic bags, fishing nets, ropes, artificial flowers, shoe soles and swimming floats.
USI Corporation’s R&D Centre is the company’s primary research hub and when a major external refurbishment of the building was carried out to enhance the overall appearance, the company turned to Parallel Industrial Co., Ltd for assistance.
A complete Flexcrete repair and protection system was chosen for the 460m² external wall area. Cementitious Coating 851 was first spray applied to the mortar surface to provide a highly protective, waterproof barrier. A two component, cementitious modified polymer coating, 851 reinstates concrete cover and protects the substrate from the effects of aggressive acid gases, moisture, chlorides and chemicals. A 2mm application provides the equivalent to 100mm of good quality concrete cover. Cementitious Coating 851 is CE marked in accordance with BS EN 1504 Part 2 and is also approved by the British Board of Agrément (BBA).
Bond-Prime was then used to seal and stabilise the substrate prior to the roller application of two coats of Biodex HB – a tough, high build, water-based hygiene coating which remains permanently elastomeric and is able to withstand thermal and structural movement without cracking or flaking. Biodex HB is formulated using state-of-the-art copolymer technology combined with the latest generation biocide technology, ensuring active in-film protection against the growth of unsightly mould and fungus throughout the lifespan of the coating, thus ensuring that the building will maintain a clean, attractive appearance for many years. Biodex HB is available in a range of colours with special colours made to order. For this project, a vibrant yellow and blue were created to match USI’s corporate colours.