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Cemex launches Permaflow

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On 6 October, Cemex UK launched a new range of permeable concretes, called Permaflow. The new products were unveiled at the UK Civils Expo in Birmingham.

The new Permaflow range addresses the building and construction industry’s need for a permeable concrete product that can be used in large areas of surfacing to minimise run-off. Through surface water management, including the laying of Permaflow, flash flooding and pollution of the water table can be prevented. This is particularly important following research that extreme summer rainfall may become more frequent in the UK, thereby heightening the need for Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) to be an integral part of infrastructure development. Permaflow has been designed to have a network of interconnecting voids that allow water to free-flow through the product to the level of the water table.

“SUDS technology is not new in the UK and is becoming an increasingly important part of planning policy. Our new product, Permaflow, can play a significant role in drainage engineering, ensuring that natural ecosystems in areas are maintained. Permaflow complements our existing range of permeable paving products ReadyflowTM, ReadyPave® and VIAFLOW,” comments Steve Crompton, Technical Director, CEMEX UK.

Permaflow is available in a range of compressive strength and levels of permeability for use in surface and lower layer applications.

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