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UK Company who design and manufacture products that assist in detection of low quality freshly mixed concrete seek distributors under a distribution services agreement

Country of origin:
Country: 
UNITED KINGDOM
Opportunity:
External Id: 
BOUK20180903003
Published
03/09/2018
Last update
27/02/2020
Expiration date
05/09/2020

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Electronic measurement systems
Quality Standards
Technical Standards
Other Industrial Products (not elsewhere classified)
Construction companies
Manufacture of construction materials, components and systems
Other professional, scientific and technical activities n.e.c.
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Summary

Summary: 
A UK company that has developed new innovative instruments for the swift testing of freshly mixed concrete on compressive strength, seeks distributors.

Description

Description: 

The UK company which was established in 2012 has drawn on over 30 years experience of its management team to develop this precise testing procedure which works by measuring the electrical conductivity characteristics of freshly mixed concrete and water solution during the early hydration period using a purposely designed measuring probe.

The instruments and probe are easy to use either on site or in a laboratory and do not require a controlled area.

The freshly mixed concrete tester uses ten parameters the freshly mixed concrete analysis collates: cement compressive strength, size of coarse aggregate, sand grain module, sand aggregate ratio, slump test result, impact of plasticiser, mineral composition of aggregates, curing temperature, curing time.
Results provides flexibility and a shortened timescale to deliver results which provide technicians an accurate measure of the strength of each of freshly mixed concrete with immediate evidence based results being used to either accept or reject batches of fresh mixed concrete.

This speeds up the process whilst minimising costs and time, reducing failure rates and protects the integrity of concrete structures.

The company is seeking partners across the network to distribute the products under a distribution services agreement.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
Instruments can be used alongside traditional testing methods to provide accelerated analysis’s and results. Results are produced in minutes compared to the traditional method which takes 28 days. Technologies and algorithms of this accelerated method utilises small hand held instruments small quantity of freshly mixed concrete to test (15g per 500ml of de-ionised water). The concrete test equipment is currently in tests within a large multinational manufacturer who have confirmed results fall within a +/- 4-7% of BSI EN12390-1 standards. Cost effective and time efficient solutions which does not need a controlled environment

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
Partners who have an established distribution network and supply into construction companies or to government/professional bodies that establish standards and monitor quality for concrete within the construction sector for wide range of purposes.

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,SME <10,>500 MNE,251-500,SME 51-250,>500