Freih Bin Owaidha Al-Qahtani Sons Co. Ltd. (FOQSCO) provides Concrete Canvas (CC) which is a flexible, concrete impregnated fabric that hardens when hydrated to form a thin, durable, water proof and fire resistant concrete layer. CC allows concrete construction without the need for plant or mixing equipment. Simply position the Canvas and just add water.

CC consists of a 3-dimensional fibre matrix containing a specially formulated dry concrete mix. A PVC backing on one surface of the material ensures the material is water proof. The material can be hydrated either by spraying or by being fully immersed in water. Once set, the fibres reinforce the concrete, preventing crack propagation and providing a safe plastic failure mode.

CC is available in 3 thicknesses: CC5, CC8 and CC13, which are 5, 8 and 13mm thick respectively. CC is used in a variety of civil infrastructure applications, such as ditch lining, slope protection and capping secondary containment bunds.

Compared to traditional concrete solutions, CC is faster, easier and, more cost effective to install and has the additional benefit of reducing the environmental impact of concreting works by up to 95%.

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Rapid Install

Rapid Install CC can be laid at a rate of 200sqm/hour by a 3 man team. Typical installation speeds are up to 10 times faster than conventional concrete solutions.

Easy to Use

CC is available in man portable rolls eliminating the need for plant on site and allowing concrete installation in areas with limited access. Prior to hydration, CC layers can be cut to length using basic hand tools eliminating the hazards associated with using power tools in high risk environments. The concrete is pre-mixed so there is no need for mixing, measuring or compacting. Just add water

Low Project Cost

The speed and ease of installation mean CC is more cost-effective than conventional concrete, with less logistical burden. Up to 200 square meters of CC can be supplied on a single pallet, greatly reducing transportation logistics and on site storage.

Eco Friendly

CC is a low mass, low carbon technology which uses up to 95% less material than conventional concrete for many applications.

Applications

Ditch Lining

Concrete Canvas (CC) is rapidly becoming the ditch lining material of choice for engineers and contractors around the world. CC is typically 10 times faster to install than conventional concrete solutions, with installation speeds of up to 200sqm/hr possible with only a 3 man crew for a longitudinal layup.

CC provides a ditch lining solution which is fast, easy and cost effective to install, other key advantages include:

Environmental: CC has a low alkaline reserve, a low washout rate and a low carbon footprint, characteristics that mean it has been approved for use on large projects by the Environment Agency Biodiversity team.

Improved Safety: Less time required on site. Less vehicle movements. Manual handling issues associated with slab lining are eliminated.

Durable: CC has double the wear resistance of standard OPC and has passed over 200 cycles of freeze-thaw testing giving it a minimum design life of 50 years in a UK climate.

Heavy Plant not Required: CC5 and CC8 are available in 60kg and 70kg man-portable batched rolls. Haulage routes for concrete wagons not required.

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