Filcoten, Gatic’s market leading lightweight channel drainage system, has been installed at the new McDonald’s restaurant in Tonbridge. Filcoten Pro G NW100 c/w F900 Grate was supplied through civil drainage merchant MPS and installed by contractor Galamast, who handle most of McDonald’s construction projects. Galamast chose Filcoten because of its leading strength, installed performance and environmental benefits.
Filcoten® is manufactured from a breakthrough High Performance Concrete (HPC) that is setting new standards in flexural and compressive strength, and in the long-term performance of channel drainage. In comparison with resin and fibre reinforced concretes, Filcoten is 70% lighter and its bond to an identical concrete surround is five times stronger, significantly improving the installed channel’s resilience to traffic loading, ground movement and thermal cycling.
Its flexural strength is approximately double that of conventional HPC, which means fewer breakages in transit, in stock, and installation, and a considerably longer, trouble-free operational life. And due to Filcoten’s composition and close control of the curing process it achieves a compressive strength 50% higher than conventional HPC without having to revert to the use of chemical stabilisers, additives or releasing agents.
Filcoten is 100% recyclable and is the only drainage channel to be made with renewable energy. It is non-flammable and UV resistant unlike resin or polymer based products. Filcoten’s unique combination of high strength, high durability and geometric stability provides engineers and contractors with a market leading channel drainage solution.