VANCOUVER - Vancouver concrete company Kryton International has acquired Calgary-based Cementec Industries.
Kryton specializes in crystalline concrete waterproofing while Cementec is a manufacturer of concrete additive solutions for the construction, oil and gas industries.
According to Kryton, the acquisition will pair well with its existing technology.
Cementec produces Hard-Cem, a concrete hardening admixture that provides concrete with resistance to abrasion and erosion.
Cementec also manufactures Silica Fume products that are used to densify and strengthen concrete. According to Kryton, these Cementec solutions can be used in conjunction with its own Krystol Internal Membrane system.
Kryton's vice-president of product development, Kevin Yuers, explained that Hard-Cem and Silica Fume will extend Kryton's product offerings in integral concrete durability, erosion and abrasion protection.
"We intend to be a go-to solutions provider to an industry that is increasingly concerned about protecting and extending the lifespan of concrete structures," he said in a release.
Kryton International Inc. is the inventor of the crystalline waterproofing admixture and has been waterproofing concrete structures with its proprietary Krystol technology since 1973. It exports its products to more than 50 countries globally.