Ancon has won a 2018 Queen's Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category, for the successful introduction and on-going development of its advanced composite, low thermal conductivity, Teplo wall tie range.
This is the third time that Ancon has been honoured in this prestigious award scheme that rewards outstanding achievements by UK businesses; it follows their Queen's Awards for International Trade in 2015 and Innovation in 2012.
Teplo wall ties are manufactured from continuous basalt fibres set in a resin matrix; a fibre-reinforced polymer that is 70 times more thermally efficient than steel. When used to join the two leaves of a cavity wall, this material virtually eliminates cold bridging across the insulated cavity. Launched by Ancon in 2010 as part its market leading wall tie range, Teplo has had a major influence on the growth of low energy housing in the UK and Ireland, and helped future-proof traditional masonry cavity wall construction techniques, by minimising insulation thickness and wall footprint.
Whilst Ancon's first Queen's Award for Innovation in 2012 recognised the company’s in-house development of a unique lockable dowel for post-tensioned concrete frames, this second Innovation award has been won jointly with its external strategic partner in this advanced composite development, MagmaTech.
Head of Marketing and Innovation at Ancon, Annabelle Wilson, says:
"Ancon launches a number of new and improved structural fixings every year and invites ideas into our innovation process from both inside and outside the company. We saw potential in this new material immediately, and over the last eight years have committed our business resources to improving and extending the Teplo wall tie range as part of the Ancon product portfolio, bringing the benefits of advanced composites to mainstream UK construction."
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