Materials The research team in our Materials Lab focuses on performance testing and ongoing materials development, from formulations, coatings, reinforcements and pigments to meeting the requirements of an expanding range of TAKTL applications.
Strength and Reinforcements Collaborating closely with leading international UHPC researchers and applications engineers ensures that our formulations are optimized for the requirements of specific applications. The proprietary algorithms that we use support the process of reformulating the mix to utilize local materials, which are sourced and tested by our Materials Lab. Most TAKTL formulations are reinforced with high performance alkali resistant (AR) glass fibers. Reinforcement type, fiber length and fiber orientation are optimized in the Materials Lab based on performance, application and engineering criteria. Depending on the application, other types of fiber are also available, such as steel and PVA. TAKTL panels are reinforced with high performance alkali resistant (AR) glass fibers and are manufactured with two layers of AR glass mesh fabric. The AR glass is the highest grade commercially available, manufactured with high zirconium content in compliance with ASTM C116/C.
Color We can make TAKTL in virtually any color. Our pigments are designed for exterior use, and have exceptional resistance to weather, chemicals, UV and heat. They are integrated completely into the mix, resulting in uniform color across the profile. Because the pigment is bonded into the extremely dense TAKTL matrix, it is further protected from weathering and its long-term performance increased.
Specialty Sealers Unlike conventional concrete and GFRC panels, TAKTL does not require a coating to maintain its exceptional strength & physical performance. In our Materials Lab we are developing specialty performance coatings – anti-graffiti, anti-microbial, self-cleaning, and extreme grease and stain resistance – to meet a wide variety of situational requirements. Please contact us for more information about the enhanced surface protection we can provide.