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Acosim (UK) Ltd

Acosim (UK) Ltd Contact Details

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Stephen Connelly
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Scion House
Stirling University Innovation Park
Stirling
FK9 4NF

About Acosim (UK) Ltd

The Acosim System was first developed in Switzerland in 1988 to address failures of natural stone element pavements. It was clear that traditional methods of paving mortar were unable to cope with the modern demands of traffic loads and cleaning methods. The Acosim System is now routinely specified in Switzerland as the gold standard for paving mortars for use with natural stone.

Over the last 17 years the system has been continuously improved with patented machinery and products to reduce problems associated with water vapour pressure, laying course surcharge, over and underhydration of the laying course and mortar, and variability of the knowledge of installers. The System provides a correctly filled and finished joint that extends into the porous laying course and under the edge of the stone elements. This provides an inverted T beam grid to hold the stone elements in place.

The Acosim System was tested at the EMPA road testing facility in Switzerland, and was found to have a design lifetime of over twenty years.

The Acosim System products and machinery are only sold to organisations that have agreed to a licence agreement from Acosim UK. This arrangement gives Acosim UK the opportunity to train installers in the correct use of the system and provide technical assistance when required.

Acosim Products are produced under strict quality control from the factory in Schmerikon - Switzerland.

The Acosim System comprises three component parts:

1. Design guidelines for the road layers

2. Vibrating and cleaning machinery

3. Paving mortar products

The Acosim System was designed to be used with a no-fines 3mm-6mm porous laying course. This allows the mortar in the joints to extend into the porous laying course when vibrated. It was also designed to be used with a 16mm-32mm porous base, allowing the porous laying course to extend into the porous base. These guidelines are derived from European standards of road construction.

Products
All Acosim products are manufactured under strict quality control by Acosim AG in Switzerland. The factory at Schmerikon produces the Acosim System products for the whole of Europe. Lead times vary between 5-10 days depending on the time of year. Acosim UK keeps a stock of products within the UK which can be delivered by pallet.
  • Samco88
    Samco88 is a unique high-quality mortar manufactured from Portland cement and carefully washed and graded natural quartz sand originating from the Bergell region of Switzerland. It does not contain chemical additives, plasticiser or polymers. Hydrated with water, or ACOSIM liquid admixtures.

  • Samco Quick
    SAMCO QUICK is a high-grade liquid admixture based on clean water and a special additive. SAMCO QUICK is mixed with the paving mortar SAMCO 88.

  • Samco Quick Speed
    SAMCO QUICK SPEED is a high-grade liquid admixture based on clean water, a special additive and an activator. SAMCO QUICK SPEED is mixed with the paving mortar SAMCO 88.

  • Samco San
    SAMCO SAN is a high-grade liquid admixture based on clean water and a special adhesive emulsion. SAMCO SAN is mixed with the paving mortar SAMCO 88.

  • Samco San Quick
    SAMCO SAN QUICK is a high-grade liquid admixture based on clean water, a special additive and a special adhesive emulsion. SAMCO SAN QUICK is mixed with the paving mortar SAMCO 88.
Climate Neutral
Acosim UK can arrange carbon offsets with climatecare. All Acosim products can be carbon neutral for use within the UK and Ireland.

Machinery
Acosim Machinery is made under licence by Pergo GmbH in Austria.

Vibrating Roller - The patented vibrating roller is made under Licence by Pergo GmbH in Austria. It was developed over many years by Acosim AG. The ideal frequency of vibration was difficult to find over many years of practical trial and error. The design now includes rubber nubs around the rollers, which directly transfer the vibration into the joint. Two rollers ensure a much easier use of the machine.

Sponge Cleaning Machine - The continuous sponge cleaning machine provides a huge improvement in technology over traditional cleaning methods. It is a petrol driven machine. Clean water is put into the basin, then the machine is pushed over the surface of the stone elements. There is no need to clean the surface by spraying excess water - thus reducing the risk of overhydration.

Acosim (UK) Ltd Serves The Following Areas

Central Plastics and Roofing LtdThe Human Touch Scaffolding Co LtdAtlas Winch & Hoist Services LtdBusiness Moves Group LtdCromartie Timber LimitedGeorge Beattie & Sons LtdPlant Glazing LtdDeans GroupInvisible Heat LtdNorscot Joinery Limited
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