Queen’s Award Presented to Concrete Canvas

IMG_3354Concrete Canvas Ltd was presented with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation on the 17th July 2014, by the Lord Lieutenant of Mid Glamorgan Mrs Kate Thomas.

The awards are made annually by HM The Queen, and are only given for the highest levels of excellence in each category.

Concrete Canvas Ltd. has been presented with this award due to its ground breaking material, Concrete Canvas GCCM, which allows concrete infrastructure to be installed 10 times faster than conventional concrete with less environmental impact.

Concrete Canvas GCCM is a flexible concrete impregnated fabric that hardens on hydration to form a thin, durable water proof and fire-resistant concrete layer. Essentially, it’s concrete on a roll.

Concrete Canvas GCCM can be laid at a rate of 200sqm/hour and it is available in man portable rolls for applications were access to site is limited. The concrete is pre-mixed so there is no need for mixing, measuring or compacting: just add water. The speed and ease of installation means Concrete Canvas GCCM is more cost-effective than conventional concrete, with less logistical burden; it is a low mass, low carbon technology which uses up to 95% less material than conventional concrete.

The Lord Lieutenant’s toured the factory and talked to the staff at Concrete Canvas which is based on Treforest industrial Estate, Pontypridd.

Director William Crawford said: “It was a fantastic day, Peter and I are incredibly proud of everything our team has achieved that has led to this point. To be recognised by such a prestigious award is an immense honour.”


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