Supreme's High-tech Joint Filler Board – 'DURAboardHD100'

Mr. Ajay Mohta
Ajay Mohta,
GM – The Construction Accessories Division, Supreme Industries Ltd.
‘DURAboardHD100’ is a superior expansion joint filler board from Supreme Industries

Construction is the second largest economic activity in India accounting for nearly 11% of India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). This will amount to a huge investment in the infrastructure sector for development of power, roads, bridges, city infrastructure, ports, airports, telecommunications and construction industry as a whole. Exposure to world-class expertise and advent of global players has led to infusion of new materials, equipment and technologies in the construction practices in India.

Founded in 1942, the Supreme Industries have become the trendsetters in plastic products and have developed customized solutions specifically for the construction requirements of various segments.

DURAboardHD100 in Roads
Their brilliant product a low compression set filler board ‘DURAboardHD100’ especially developed for expansion joints application which replaces the less effective bitumen board based solutions. Throughout the year, building faces, concrete slabs, and pipelines expand and contract due to the warming and cooling through seasonal variation, or due to other heat sources. An expansion joint is an assembly designed to safely absorb the heat-induced expansion and contraction of various construction materials, to absorb vibration, to hold certain parts together, or to allow movement due to ground settlement or earthquakes.

‘DURAboardHD100’ (formerly SIL flex /Capcell HD100) is an exclusive compressible filler board specially designed for use as expansion joint filler in concrete brick, block work and in isolation joint, where readily compressible low load transfer joint filler is required. Its excellent recovery property makes it the most suitable product for this application. ‘DURAboardHD100’ is a high performance, pre-moulded compressible filler board, closed cell joint filler material available in the board / sheets form. It is very light in weight. This makes it very easy to handle & install. Being polymer based, it is rot proof & bacteria resistant.

The striking features of ‘DURAboardHD100’ are that it is bitumen free and can be cut in any size with a normal knife. It has excellent recovery of 95% after compression up to 50%. It is resilient, non staining and hence does not distort under normal load from wet concrete

DURAboardHD100 in Columns
‘DURAboardHD100’ can be used in expansion joints in building, concrete structure, concrete roads, parking areas, industrial flooring, bridges, decks, water retaining and excluding structures and isolation joints in machine foundation.

The division offers new generation, better alternative products to conventional materials like rubber, metals, and wood, thus being cost effective. The ‘DURA’ range of products are manufactured from virgin raw material and we do not use any CFC / HCFC gases. At every stage of the manufacturing process, a stringent quality check methodology assures the reliability of the products. Supreme has a number of satisfied customers who have stopped using and recommending bitumen boards/ corks sheets after understanding the benefits of ‘DURAboardHD100’.
NBM&CW January 2013
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