AGRU’s Sure-Grip technology provides water and corrosion resistance


Concrete is the most popular building material in the world, but it is still susceptible to damage. Engineers have presented ingenious designs over the years to protect critical concrete structures by minimizing exposure. Sometimes, however, a project can have much higher protection requirements.

That’s where AGRU’s Sure-Grip comes into the picture. Concrete protective liners, like Sure-Grip, that are made of high-quality resins (i.e. polyethylene) leverage the resin’s material qualities to provide a near-impenetrable barrier against water and corrosive compounds. Sure-Grip has a 25-year track record of success across hundreds of applications from man-made islands to nuclear power plants.

AGRU has an upcoming webinar Thursday, Aug. 24, to introduce people to Sure-Grip and explore a number of applications that can benefit from a highly elastic concrete protective liner.

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During the webinar, viewers will:

  • Learn about five types of damage that can compromise the integrity of unprotected concrete structures.
  • Understand the differences between regular linings and Sure-Grip concrete protective liners.
  • Find out about the methods AGRU uses to test and benchmark its liners.
  • Discover how Sure-Grip’s installation costs, service lifetime, and maintenance costs compare with other products.
  • Learn about Sure-Grip technical specifications and standard applications.  
  • Have questions answered during a Q&A.

Ernie Heins will lead the webinar. Heins is a registered professional engineer in South Carolina and Georgia. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Clemson University in 1988 and has over 28 years' experience in the design, operation, and maintenance of containment and engineered systems utilizing geosynthetics and other thermoplastic materials. He has served as private sector director for manufacturing on SWANA’s International Board and was the former president of SWANA’s South Carolina Palmetto Chapter. Heins formerly served as a steering committee member for the National Waste & Recycling Association and is currently active in the National Precast Concrete Association as well as the American Concrete Pipe Association. Over the past nine years, he has served a variety of roles at AGRU America Inc., including his current capacity as business unit manager for specialty products.

The webinar will start at noon EST on Aug. 24 and last for about 60 minutes with 20 minutes of Q&A. Visit http://agruamerica.com/webinar/ to sign up.

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