Crosbe releases the InfraGrout
Crosbe, an Australian manufacturer of cementitious grouts, has released the InfraGrout 100, designed to reach a broader range of projects in the civil market.
The release comes on the company’s tenth birthday. Crosbe founder and managing director Albert Haddad says he’s proud of the R&D-focused company: “InfraGrout 100 builds on the success of the Crosbe InfraGrout range, including the premium InfraGrout 110. We developed the new product to fill a gap in the market that was identified by talking to our regular customers.
“Our existing product, InfraGrout 110 is a premium product approved for use by a number of transport authorities on major infrastructure projects. There are grouting applications such as temporary anchors that do not call for the same stringent specifications as infrastructure projects, but still require a grout that is fit for purpose.”
The InfraGrout 100 is a high-strength, high-flow, low-bleed, pumpable cementitious grout with extended working time. It has been specifically designed for general civil applications, including grouting of ground anchors, temporary anchors and soil nails.
“As an Australian manufacturer that undertakes all its own R&D in our premises at Seven Hills, we are able to develop products that suit the Australian market,” Albert adds.
“We work with our customers who are principally construction managers, building project managers, civil engineers, project engineers and quality engineers who tell us that in many cases general-purpose cement is being used on jobs with the addition of liquid additives during mixing.”
Albert adds that in the R&D laboratory, the industrial chemists proved that InfraGrout has significant performance advantages over its competitors. Results show that general-purpose cement and liquid additive mixes can produce inconsistent results depending on the brand of cement used and the dose of additives.
“The biggest issue we see is the significant amount of bleed. InfraGrout 100 not only eliminates the need for onsite dosing of such additives, but it also reduces the risk of high levels of bleed,” Albert explains.
Crosbe solutions are Australian-owned and manufactured.