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Instarmac to Exhibit at the Ontario Water Conference and Trade Show

Launched in 2011, the Ontario Water Conference and Trade Show is organised by the Ontario Water Works Association, Ontario Municipal Water Association and the Ontario Water Works Equipment Association and is the premier water event in Ontario.

The Conference will take place at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls from 7th – 10th May and is expected to attract thousands of visitors, all of which are looking for the latest innovations in the water industry.

Visitors to booth 307 will discover the world’s number one permanent utility reinstatement material – Instarmac Instant Road Repair. Experts from both Instarmac and their Canadian partner Da-Lee, will be on hand all day to offer advice and guidance and to demonstrate the many benefits of using Instant Road Repair.

Instarmac Instant Road Repair is different from traditional cold applied oil based asphalts, which are often used as a temporary repair by utility companies throughout Canada. Instant Road Repair is a reinstatement asphalt which has been continually developed over the past 40 years and offers a first time permanent repair which eradicates costly repeat visits to the same site.

Instarmac backs up its technical claims! Strength is gained by compaction, becoming stronger the more traffic travels over it, making it the ideal product for repairs to trenches and manhole reinstatements in highly trafficked roads. This innovative material conforms to rigorous European Testing, has been independently tested by the British Board of Agrément for over 15 years and is proven to be a quality, flexible and durable solution for first time, permanent reinstatements.

Applied in 3 easy steps – clean, pour, compact – Instarmac Instant Road Repair can be applied in all weathers including hot, wet and cold – it even provides a permanent repair in temperatures as low as 15ºC.  Furthermore, reinstatements completed with Instarmac Instant Road Repair can be trafficked instantly causing minimal disruption to motorists and eliminating lengthy lane closures.

What’s more, on Wednesday 10th May at 2.15pm, Instarmac’s Canadian representative, Matthew Kinson, will be presenting a technical paper where audience members will discover the latest cold asphalt technology and the cost savings of using this technology as a permanent reinstatement material.

Since the beginning of 2016, Instarmac Instant Road Repair has been widely used with great success throughout Ontario, British Columbia and New York State.

For further information on Instarmac Instant Road Repair, and the other highway maintenance materials available from Instarmac, please email international@instarmac.com.

To find out more information about the Ontario Water Conference and Trade Show please visit www.waterconference.owwa.ca.

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Flowpoint is the Star of the Show in Dubai

Flowpoint rapid setting grout has been used to grout 9,000sqm of paving at the iconic Dubai Opera.

Located in what is known as “the most prestigious square kilometre in the world”, Dubai Opera is a masterpiece of contemporary design with the ability to transform into three styles – a 2,000 seat theatre, a concert hall, and ‘flat floor’ for events such as weddings and trade shows.

Since opening its doors last year, Dubai Opera has welcomed thousands of visitors from all around the world to see a number of long-running shows including Les Misérables, Jersey Boys and Mary Poppins, as well as ballets, operas, orchestras, fashion shows, conferences, galleries and art exhibitions.

Flowpoint, supplied by Instarmac’s partner in Dubai, Tanseeq LLC, was specified to grout 9,000sqm of paving surrounding the beautiful Dubai Opera. Part of the UltraScape Mortar Paving System, Flowpoint has been independently tested to British Standard 7533 and has been developed over a number of years to provide a durable finish which will not crack or stain – even in the extremely high temperatures in Dubai.

This was put to the test when Flowpoint was used to grout 40,000sqm of paving at City Walk in July 2015 – a time when temperatures can reach up to 50ºC. Located off Sheikh Zayed Road, City Walk is a premium location in the heart of Dubai and brings together the perfect mix of residences, high end retailers and restaurants as well as tree lined pathways and a crystal clear lake with stunning views of the Burj Khalifa, where Flowpoint has also been used.

The flowable properties of Flowpoint allow for large areas of paving to be grouted quickly. It can be used to grout joints from 3-5mm to 50mm and as deep as 200mm in one application which was ideal for City Walk where a number of different sized stones were used.

Flowpoint can receive foot traffic after just 1 hour and vehicular traffic in 4 hours – ideal for sites where certain areas need to be accessed to allow construction to continue. Such was the case at MBR City when Flowpoint was used to grout 9,000sqm of granite stone.

MBR (Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum) City is the definition of luxury. The 45 million square feet development brings together striking villas and mansions, fine dining, flagship retailers, 60 acres of park lands, 8km of shared cycling tracks and 90 acres of crystal lagoons – the first of its kind and largest in the world.

Construction at MBR City continued whilst the granite paving was being installed. A number of heavy goods vehicles travelled across the paved areas each day demonstrating Flowpoint’s exceptional capabilities in areas of heavy traffic with vehicles turning frequently.

Flowpoint is available in 3 varieties – Original, ECO and Smooth and 2 colours – Charcoal and Natural Grey – offering the perfect finish for every project.

Flowpoint is available in Dubai through Tanseeq LLC. To contact Tanseeq please call +971 (04) 361 7199 or visit www.tanseeqllc.com.

For further information on Flowpoint and the other materials in UltraScape’s Mortar Paving System, please email international@instarmac.com or call Instarmac’s International Sales Team on +44 (0) 1827 254402.

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Permanent Pothole Repair makes inroads in United Arab Emirates

Instarmac’s Export Sales Manager, Matt Kinson, has recently visited the United Arab Emirates with partner Birtely Pharma to demonstrate and present the benefits of using Permanent Pothole Repair to a number of municipalities throughout Abu Dhabi.

Sharjah RTA, Al Ain Department for Transport and Abu Dhabi Municipality were interested in learning more about Permanent Pothole Repair as an alternative to hot asphalt – their current repair method of choice.

UltraCrete Permanent Pothole Repair is a first time permanent repair which has been continuously developed over the past 40 years and used all around the world with excellent results. It is being used on a daily basis in all climates, from the snow bound island of Hokkaido in Japan, to the tropical monsoon hit roads of Malaysia, in the freezing cold Scandinavian winters, the heat of the Namibian desert and the temperate climates of Europe.

There are many cold lay asphalt repair products available, but Instarmac backs up its technical claims! Strength is gained by compaction, becoming stronger the more traffic travels over it, making it the ideal product for repairs to highways and other highly trafficked roads.

Applied in 3 easy steps – clean, pour, compact – UltraCrete Permanent Pothole Repair can be applied in all weathers including temperatures of up to 40ºC. What’s more, potholes repaired with UltraCrete Permanent Pothole Repair can be trafficked instantly making it ideal for environments where delays and disruption to traffic are not an option! This feature was particularly important to Sharjah RTA, Al Ain Department for Transport and Abu Dhabi Municipality as repairs made using hot asphalt require the road to be closed for several hours.

This innovative material conforms to rigorous European Testing, has been independently tested by the British Board of Agrément and is proven to be a quality, flexible and durable solution for first time, permanent pothole repairs.

Permanent Pothole Repair is widely available throughout United Arab Emirates through Birtely Pharma. To contact Birtely Pharma please call +971 6 545 9805 or visit www.birtelypharma.com.

For further information on Permanent Pothole Repair and the other first time permanent repair products available from UltraCrete please email international@instarmac.com or visit www.instarmacinternational.com.

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Permanent Pothole Repair now available in British Columbia

Following recent product trials of Permanent Pothole Repair in British Columbia, Instarmac Group plc are delighted to announce their world renowned pothole repair is now readily available throughout BC.

Instarmac’s Canadian representative, Matt Kinson, recently visited British Columbia to carry out demonstrations of world renowned Permanent Pothole Repair with the City of Vancouver, the City of Victoria, the Township of Langley, as well as JPW Roads & Bridges Inc.

Instarmac Permanent Pothole Repair is a first time permanent repair which has been continuously developed over the past 40 years and used all around the world with excellent results. It is being used on a daily basis in all climates, from the snow bound island of Hokkaido in Japan, to the tropical monsoon hit roads of Malaysia, in the freezing cold Scandinavian winters, the heat of the Namibian desert and the temperate climates of Europe.

There are many cold lay asphalt repair products available, but Instarmac backs up its technical claims! Strength is gained by compaction, becoming stronger the more traffic travels over it, making it the ideal product for repairs to highways and other highly trafficked roads.

Applied in 3 easy steps – clean, pour, compact – Instarmac Permanent Pothole Repair can be applied in all weathers including hot, wet and cold. What’s more, potholes repaired with Instarmac Permanent Pothole Repair can be trafficked instantly making it ideal for environments where delays and disruption to traffic are not an option!

This innovative material conforms to rigorous European Testing, has been independently tested by the British Board of Agrément and is proven to be a quality, flexible and durable solution for first time, permanent pothole repairs.

Instarmac Group plc were delighted with the positive feedback they received on the performance of Permanent Pothole Repair and following these successful demonstrations an order has been placed for Vancouver. In order to fulfil this, a container of Permanent Pothole Repair has been sent to British Columbia and will be readily available to purchase.

For more information about Permanent Pothole Repair please contact our International Sales Team on +44 (0) 1827 254402 or email international@instarmac.com.

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New fitness centre opens after intense subfloor preparation session

Rapid drying, all purpose smoothing underlayment Level IT Bond provides the ideal solution for application onto old adhesive residues.

Experienced flooring and cladding contractors, Midland Floor and Wall Covering secured The Gym Club project in conjunction with UltraFloor’s technical team, who specified the use of Level IT Bond and DPM IT.

The building’s original floor was stripped of its broken ceramic tiles and loose tile adhesive by the general builders who were contracted to the refurbishment. UltraFloor Level IT Bond was then used to smooth over the substrate so that a cost-effective and even layer of UltraFloor DPM IT could be applied.

UltraFloor DPM IT is a two component solvent free epoxy resin system for use as a surface damp proof membrane. The product has a pot life of 45-75 minutes and cures after 5 hours.

A further layer of UltraFloor Level IT Bond was then used to finish the floor. Level IT Bond is a rapid curing, high performance two-part smoothing underlayment. It has exceptional adhesion characteristics making it suitable for use over a wide variety of subfloors and substrates. Its rapid setting properties allow for floor coverings to be laid after only 4 hours.

Finally, Midland Floor and Wall Covering used a pressure sensitive adhesive to fix the gym’s desired luxury vinyl tiles.

For further product information, please visit ultra-floor.co.uk or to place an order call 01827 871871. You can keep up-to-date with the latest news, competitions and much more from UltraFloor on Twitter, follow @Ultra_Floor.

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Fighting with your tile adhesive? You don’t have to battle any longer with the new improved UltraTile ProGrip HG.

High grab acrylic wall tile adhesive, ProGrip HG has been relaunched with an outstanding improved easy work formula.  Available to purchase now, the new formulation is light to apply  and a joy to work!

UltraTile ProGrip HG boasts an exceptional grip with no slip for use with today’s popular large format ceramic wall tiles.  It may also be used to fix porcelain mosaics, glass and natural stone tiles.  Its new super smooth formula allows for effortless application and ease of standardised coverage.

When using ProGrip HG there is no need to prime the wall first as the adhesive is self-priming, which saves you time and money.  The adhesive is suitable for application onto plaster, cement/sand render, brickwork/concrete, plasterboard and existing tile walls.  It is ideal for use in intermittently wet conditions, including kitchens, bathrooms and domestic showers, due to an anti-fungal additive which prevents the buildup of mould.

UltraTile ProGrip HG is available in 15kg buckets; each will cover up to 6m² at a 3mm bed thickness.  The product has an open time and adjustment time of 20 minutes and applications can be grouted after 24 hours.

Look out for the distinctively marked buckets of the new ProGrip HG which are available now.

If you would like more information, please call 01827 254402 or email ultratile@instarmac.co.uk.  Full product information, including datasheets, can be found by visiting ultratileadhesives.co.uk.