Concrete Canvas Ltd (CC Ltd) manufactures 3 award winning products, Concrete Canvas® (CC) GCCM (Geosynthetic Cementitious Composite Mat), CC Hydro™ (CCH) and Concrete Canvas Shelters™ (CCS). All products are manufactured at the company’s headquarters in Pontypridd, South Wales from where it exports to over 80 countries around the world. Concrete Canvas has quickly gained market acceptance in the civil engineering sector as a cost-effective alternative to conventional concrete in a wide range of applications, from channel lining to slope protection. International customers include Shell, BP, Barrick Mining, BHP Billiton, Arup, Halcrow, Petronas and the British Armed Forces.
Concrete Canvas (CC) is the core technology of all products manufactured by CC Ltd, it is a flexible, concrete impregnated fabric that hardens when hydrated to form a thin, durable and water proof concrete layer. Essentially, it’s concrete on a roll. CC can be cut or shaped using hand-tools, and requires minimal personnel and training for installation. It has proven to be easier, faster and less expensive than conventional construction methods, such as poured or sprayed concrete and creates less waste.
CC was developed by 2 engineering graduates, Peter Brewin and William Crawford whilst studying Industrial Design Engineering at Imperial College and the Royal College of Art in 2004. Over the last 15 years they have grown the idea from early stage concept prototypes, building a UK manufacturing business, based in Pontypridd, that sells to over 80 countries around the world.
Available in man-portable rolls, CC can be used in remote or difficult-to-access areas such as deep mines, it has been used on a number of major projects in extreme environments. For example: diverting glacier melt water around a mine at 5000m in the Atacama Desert and protecting a pipeline at the bottom of the Red Sea.
CC is typically used as a substitute for poured, pre-cast or sprayed concrete, using up to 90% less material (5, 8 or 13mm thickness CC substitutes for 50 -150mm of poured or sprayed concrete for surfacing applications) to accomplish the same result. CC therefore reduces the amount of CO2 emitted in production, setting and transport. It is also much easier to handle and store on site, greatly reducing contractor burden. Due to CC adding very little depth it can be used to re-mediate and extend the life of existing infrastructure.
In summary, CC allows many construction, remediation and containment projects to be completed faster, more efficiently and with a lower environmental impact.
oncrete Canvas is a flexible concrete impregnated fabric that hardens when hydrated to form a thin, durable, waterproof concrete layer. The concrete is pre-mixed so there is no need for mixing, measuring or compacting, simply unroll the CC and just add water.
Concrete Canvas is essentially ‘concrete on a roll’ and is widely used by Network Rail, Highways England and the Environment Agency as an erosion control measure for rapidly lining drainage channels, providing slope protection and remediation of existing concrete infrastructure.
In summary, Concrete Canvas Develops and manufactures revolutionary building materials which allow many construction, remediation and containment projects to be completed faster, more efficiently and with a lower environmental impact.