Architectural Polymers (apformliner.com) has joined AltusGroup, a partnership of innovation-focused North American precasters, as an Innovation Partner. Architectural Polymers produces formliners and molds to impart distinctive finishes to concrete, including precast walls.
Architectural Polymers, Palmerton Pa., has been a leader in the concrete form fabrication industry for more than 20 years, offering solutions to meet the individual needs of precast, tilt-up and cast-in-place construction projects.
“We have worked with AltusGroup producer members in the past, which have yielded many award winning projects and unique art designs for precast projects,” said Marshall Walters, President and CEO of Architectural Polymers. “Becoming an Innovation Partner will allow for greater synergy, market education and creative opportunity.”
Architectural Polymers has developed a vast array of innovative methods that offer superior decorative alternatives to traditional brickwork and masonry. The company’s innovations benefit a broad spectrum of the architectural community with applications ranging from decorative concrete art along North America’s highways to custom manufacturing thin brick inlay systems to clad schools, hospitals, commercial office buildings, condominiums and parking decks.
AltusGroup’s Innovation Partners are among the concrete industry’s best-known suppliers. They share AltusGroup’s collaborative approach to precast concrete innovation. They include Meadow Burke, BASF, JVI Inc., High Concrete Accessories and FINFROCK, AltusGroup’s most recent Innovation Partner, which joined in early April.
“The Architectural Polymers team is already looking forward to participating in AltusGroup events and CEU educational tours to advance the use and marketability of next-generation precast enclosure systems,” said John Carson, Executive Director of AltusGroup. “Our members fabricating CarbonCast® and ARCIS® products will benefit from Architectural Polymers’ experience delivering solutions that meet the design and cost demands of the building team.”
The first-ever national partnership of precast companies dedicated to “innovation powered by collaboration,” AltusGroup challenges the brightest minds in precast to develop, speed and perfect technologies that improve the built environment.
Products include the award-winning CarbonCast® line of products featuring C-GRID carbon fiber grid reinforcing and ARCIS ultra-thin precast panels for rainscreens and other applications. The nearly two dozen AltusGroup companies have an unparalleled network of manufacturing plants, technical staff and sales personnel to ensure architects, engineers and contractors get the help they need—and the quality and performance they expect. For more information, visit altusprecast.com or call 866-GO-ALTUS.
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