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The Concrete Times February - Digital

The CONCRETE Times • FEB 2015 UK CONCRETE SHOW 2015 - product launch OPTIMA GIVES PEIKKO THE EDGE designer pat eve talks about new joint TO BE LAUNCHED IN EUROPE AT ukcs2015 22 15 years ago, Pat Eve designed the first “leave in place” free movement joint that rapidly became the best-selling joint in the world and even today, remains the industry standard. “It incorporated heavy steel top rails of 10mm x 50mm section, with welded on shear studs for anchors,” say Pat, now Design and Development Manager at Finnish fixing and fastening manufacturers, Peikko. “With the Optima Joint”, he continues, “we have the next generation joint. It is more efficient in its use of steel, demonstrably stronger in all aspects, more user friendly, and manufactured by different methods, with the result that it has a greatly reduced carbon footprint.” Peikko are keeping the precise technical details about Optima Joint under wraps until it’s USA launch at The World of Concrete in Las Vegas, followed by it’s European launch at UKCS2015 on February 25-26 at the NEC. The Optima Joint from Peikko


The Concrete Times February - Digital
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