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Advanced concrete mixes make Middle East debut

iCrete signs licensing deal with Unibeton Ready Mix

iCrete president and chief operations officer Tom Schneider.
iCrete president and chief operations officer Tom Schneider.

A major concrete technology company has signed a deal that will bring a new family of advanced self-consolidating concrete (SCC) mixes to the Middle East for the first time.

iCrete’s licensing agreement with one of the UAE’s leading concrete producers, Unibeton Ready Mix, means that the iCrete Clean Technology system will be employed at each of the latter’s batching plants in the country. Unibeton will also now the SCC mixes.

“Every contractor dreams of an affordable concrete that flows into place under its own weight – without segregation or need of vibration,” said iCrete’s president and chief operations officer Tom Schneider.

“Now that dream is realised with the new family of iCrete self-consolidating concretes – and they can be made in the entire compressive strength range of 3,000-20,000 PSI.”

SCC is yet to take off in the Middle East in a big way, but iCrete believes its product offers substantial competitive advantages including superior flow, better finishes, and reduced labour without the increased cost and other problems associated with SCC, making it ideal for the region, which has strong investments in infrastructure development.

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