Development of FILCOTEN
BG-Graspointner has been producing concrete products since it was founded in 1963, predominantly drainage channels, pre-assembled components for railway construction and traffic systems for road construction.
BG drainage channels made from earth-moist cement concrete are distinguished by their solidity, stability and the diverse fields of application. Thus, BG-Graspointer has been able to develop a leading market position in civil engineering, especially in the heavy duty sector and maintain this for years. In the sector of horticulture and landscaping and similar applications in which the high load capacity of the channel elements is not the decision criterion, these concrete channels have a competitive disadvantage which has been impossible to rectify until now: the heavy weight which could not be reduced due to the properties of normal concrete. Other channel construction materials such as polymer concrete or plastics have been the dominant systems in these market segments until now.
In the Year 2000 Friedrich Graspointner had the vision of producing drainage channels which combine the advantages of classic concrete, e.g. stability and solidity with that of polymer concrete channels, e.g. thin-walled and light.
In the search for suitable concretes and manufacturing procedures, BG-Graspointner came across Mr. Thomas Friedrich from Bernkastel-Kues on the Mosel in Germany in 2002.
Close cooperation and intensive developmental work made the vision reality. A new range of light drainage channels made of a fibre-reinforced concrete are now ready for the market. These channels are manufactured on a fully-automated production system using an innovative process.
A revolutionary development which brings you real advantages.
What is FILCOTEN?
Advantages of FILCOTEN
FILCOTEN light mini
channel bodies made of FILCOTEN compound with a total high of 55 mm.
FILCOTEN Light mini Nominal width 100
channel bodies made of FILCOTEN compound with a total high of 90 or 115 mm.
FILCOTEN Light Nominal width 100
FILCOTEN Light Nominal width 150
FILCOTEN tec mini
channel bodies made of FILCOTEN compound with galvanized steel edges
FILCOTEN tec mini Nominal width 100
channel bodies made of FILCOTEN compound with massive edges made of galvanized steel, stainless steel or cast iron. Suitable for applications up to Class E 600 kN.
FILCOTEN pro Nominal width 100
FILCOTEN pro Nominal width 150
FILCOTEN pro Nominal width 200
FILCOTEN pro Nominal width 300
FILCOTEN green filters organic and inorganic impurities out of rainwater before they re-enter the water cycle through the floor drainage or gullies..
FILCOTEN green Nominal width 300