Canadian Design and Construction Report special feature
The Euclid Chemical Company has been a supplier to the concrete and masonry industries for more than a century. Euclid Canada Inc., a division of The Euclid Chemical Company, provides a full range of specialty concrete related products and services to the Canadian marketplace.
Formed in 1910 as the Klein Building Products Company, Euclid’s initial product offering included waterproofing and concrete additive products for the local Cleveland, Ohio market. Today, Euclid’s national business development manager, Brian Salazar, says the company works with its clients to provide a wide range of products and services to meet changing technologies and increasing demands of the diverse industry.
“Self-consolidating concrete is a big demand now in many markets. We use viscosity modifiers like Visctrol and Plastol 6400 to make concrete flowable and cohesive to allow it to flow into small or heavily reinforced areas to meet the demands of challenging projects.”
He notes this is just one of the workability characteristics users have demanded. Euclid also works with customers to create concrete products that will set up and flow faster.
Salazar says Euclid has met another industry demand with its unique form liners. These decorative concrete forms he says can mimic stone or brick work and use a patented keystone feature to break up form lines for a more natural look and can be used on everything from bridge work to walls.
“We have other unique products including shrinkage reducing admixtures and shrinkage compensating admixtures that reduce cracking, particularly in flatwork.”
Salazar says the company is also working to respond to another industry demand – the need for Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). “We’re working on EPDs and HPDs (Health Product Declarations) for our admixtures and already have a good sustainability program in place including waste and water.”
Euclid is a member of several industry associations including the Canadian Precast Prestressed Concrete Association (CPCI), the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA), The American Concrete Institute (ACI) and the National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA).
For more information, visit www.euclidchemical.com.