At ChemCo Systems, we believe that expertise makes all the difference to our customers.
Our staff engineers and chemists average over 25 years of industry experience and many participated in the original development of structural adhesives for concrete repair and restoration. Their early research and testing into the behavior of adhesives under sustained stress led to the adoption of minimum test standards by ASTM, including the ASTM C881 specification for epoxies used in concrete repair. Today we remain active in the standards and technical committees of ACI, ICRI, ASTM, ACS and CSI. Manufacturing Today recently published a feature story about ChemCo Systems concrete repair products and customers.
Founded in 1993 by the same experienced technical staff who developed the SCB® system of structural crack repair at Adhesive Engineering, ChemCo Systems manufactures a diverse selection of polymer systems for use in construction applications. Our products are designed to install, protect or repair architectural and structural concrete, steel, wood as well as both carbon and glass fiber composite systems. Over 100 ChemCo products are available for: structural crack repair, anchor bolts, coatings and sealants, machine bases, old-to-new pours, seismic upgrades, plate bonding reinforcement, spall repair, underwater (marine) and extreme environments. In addition, ChemCo offers custom formulation, compounding, toll manufacturing and product testing services using ASTM and ACI standards.
We supply products to many international projects via ocean or air shipments. Our European affiliate is located in Berlin, Germany: CSE Construction.
With the rapid expansion of bridge building in China and other Asian countries, our Epoxy Asphalt products for long span bridges has seen significant growth in the 2000’s. Our China-based technical representatives in Tianjin and Nanjing support Epoxy Asphalt in Asia, where about 40 bridges have used this durable pavement in the past 20 years. This ultra high performance flexible pavement was thoroughly investigated in a phase 3 evaluation by the International Transport Forum of OECD in a multi-country research program seeking long life pavements for strategic roads. In the past few years, a new use has been explored for Epoxy Asphalt as a binder in long-lived OGFC (permeable) pavements used on motorways in several international locations including the UK, New Zealand, Netherlands, China and the U.S. The permeable pavement use of Epoxy Asphalt is based on its high oxidation resistance.
ChemCo encourages architects, engineers, specification writers and contractors to forward questions and application problems to our manufacturing, testing and formulation experts. ChemCo product development, product testing and manufacturing is located under the same roof so information is shared quickly between departments. ChemCo owns and operates its own physical, chemical and environmental testing equipment and can simulate most extreme product applications.
Our staff includes equipment designers who fabricate, test and build specialized mixer heads and high pressure positive displacement epoxy pumps to be used by specially trained licensed applicators. Automated models featuring electronic control systems are available for two component epoxy adhesive materials including: low viscosity injection resins, pastes and high volume control joint sealants and fillers for both epoxies and polyureas.
Our technical staff average over 25 years of epoxy formulation and concrete repair experience. You get straight yes or no answers from us without endless waits on telephone hold.
Our adhesive and dual component pumps are based on updated technology, yet have a direct lineage to the first use of epoxies in construction in the 1960’s developed by our founders while at AE. These products and applications have withstood the test of time—our customers are not experiments.
We recognize that epoxy injection, crack repair and concrete restoration are a combination of art and science, along with lots of practical experience. We require our Kemko® certified applicators to undergo free training.
We make a complete system of adhesives, coatings and grouts together with durable and reliable application equipment so there is no finger pointing between manufacturers in the event of a problem.