(Las Vegas, NV – Jan. 23, 2018) — Concrete professionals have a new tool available to save time, labor and material costs when creating expansion joints in pavement and construction jobs. Nomaco (Booth N2863) unveiled the Nomaflex® Cutter this week at the 2018 World of Concrete show. As the newest addition to the Nomaflex joint filler system, this innovative scoring tool enables installers to create a void when sealant is required, eliminating the need for a separate void cap system. The tool will be available through Nomaco distributors beginning in mid-February.
Nomaflex joint filler is a semi-rigid polypropylene foam product (available in plank and sheet form) that is swiftly gaining popularity and acceptance throughout the United States, displacing asphalt impregnated fiberboard. The easy-to-use Nomaflex Cutter enables concrete installers to trim Nomaflex joint filler on the job site to create a void for sealant.
Installers simply align the Nomaflex joint filler within the Cutter’s channel and pull the Cutter to score a tear strip. Nomaflex is then installed and concrete poured. Once the concrete cures, the tear strip is removed and the sealant is applied
Using Nomaflex and the Nomaflex Cutter eliminates additional material costs of an additional void cap system, potentially saving as much as 50% of the material costs for a job. Plus, Nomaflex joint filler is an inherent bond-breaker, so no additional bond breaker is required.
Unlike other void cap systems, the scored Nomaflex joint filler remains flexible (1” thick product can be bent to 12” diameter without breaking) and can easily fit around curves and radii. The tear-off strip remains attached until the installer removes it.
Reusable and convenient, the Nomaflex Cutter is available in three sizes (1/2”, 3/4” and 1”) to fit the various thicknesses of Nomaflex joint filler planks.
Nomaflex meets ASTM D8139 property requirements for concrete expansion joint fillers. To view video and installation photos of Nomaflex and learn more about the product, including sizes available, visit https://www.nomaco.com/nomaflex/.
Established in 1979, Nomaco is a recognized leader in the design and extrusion of performance engineered foam products and components for a wide range of markets including construction, packaging, home furnishings fitness & recreation and more. Nomaflex® and HercuLean™ technology are two of the company’s newest innovations. For more information on Nomaco, the transfoamation™ experts, visit www.nomaco.com.
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