Concrete is one of the oldest and most widely used construction materials in the
world and possesses many unique qualities that benefit the owner, developer and designer.
Due to its versatility, aesthetic appeal, cost-effectiveness and availability, concrete
is changing the face of southern Africa's landscape. Increasingly, cutting-edge
architects and engineers are making concrete their material of choice.
For the Owner,concrete offers both aesthetic appeal and cost effectiveness. Its
strength, durability and natural thermal mass result in buildings that require low
maintenance, offer high durability and have high operating energy efficiency.
For the Developer, concrete offers a competitive building solution based on first
cost, long term economic benefits, energy efficiency, lower maintenance, and overall
operating costs, as well as opportunities for future reuse should the occupancy of
the building change.
For the Designer, concrete offers a dramatic range of colours, finishes and unlimited
design possibilities, difficult to match in other materials. At the same time, a
structure is created that provides superior environmental and energy performance.
Designs that take advantage of the thermal mass and structural integrity of concrete
have resulted in many award-winning projects throughout the world.
For the Country, concrete is a low impact, environmental material and is the cornerstone
for building construction and infrastructure that can put our society on the road
to a sustainable future.
Durability - concrete is one of the most durable materials on earth. Well designed,
well placed concrete offers exceptional durability and long life in any structure.
Concrete structures built over 100 years ago (even some as long as the Roman times)
are still in active service today. Such extended life span conserves resources by
reducing maintenance and the need for reconstruction
Chryso Cryplon Fibre:
Synthetic Micro-fibre Ferocrete
use in wet and dry crete
reduced curing times
The activation of polymer surfaces result in the synthesis of a fluoropolymer named
CRYPLON, a highly wettable, polarized surface with enhanced adhesion capabilities.
The enhanced adhesion characteristics of CRYPLON make it susceptible to printing,
painting, glueing and bonding with other substrates.
CRYPLON enhances fibre performance in the following manner:
Increase interfacial shear bond strength with more than 50%.