Geocel 260 stands strong 20 January 2014

Swiftseal (UK) Ltd, a specialist sealant applicator company, recently used Geocel 260 Ultra fast curing sealant to seal over 68,000 metres of floor joints, on 48 tram stops, as part of the extension of Manchester Metrolink.

Swiftseal selected Geocel 260 due to the product’s ability to achieve sufficiently high shore A values with high abrasion resistance – vital for such high traffic sites. Geocel 260 is a pouring grade, two component polyurethane based sealant that provides a high strength, permanently flexible joint that cures to Shore A hardness of 60. Swiftseal used Geocel 260 to seal the joints between the pre-formed concrete sections that make up the tram stop platforms and access ramps. 

Steve Swift, commercial manager at Swiftseal, commented: “The client - Transport for Greater Manchester - demanded the highest specifications for this project. The traffic levels are very high and the joints need to withstand stiletto heels and very heavy footfall. Geocel 260 was the only floor movement sealant that could achieve a sufficiently high shore.” 

Steve was also impressed with the appearance of the seals achieved with Geocel 260, which has been formulated in grey to match the concrete. “Swiftseal has been in the sealant application business for 25 years and so we know what works and what doesn’t,” said Steve. “The last thing we want is call backs and we know with Geocel 260 we can rely on the seal we apply.”

Claire Aldridge Deputy Editor t: +44 (0) 1727 814 450

Having joined the magazine in 2012, Claire developed her knowledge of the industry through the numerous company visits, exhibitions and conferences she attended both in the UK and abroad.

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