a.b.e.® Construction Chemicals was founded in 1932 but started operations in 1939 in Durban as a supplier of bitumen to municipalities in KwaZulu-Natal. a.b.e.® has over the years grown in both size and diversity to become a major supplier of specialised construction products to the building, civil engineering and building maintenance industries, supplying products directly to customers through its branch network as well as through builders’ merchants and hardware stores. a.b.e.® has manufacturing plants in Johannesburg (Boksburg) and Durban (Isipingo). Supported by a network of branches and distributors throughout South Africa, subSaharan Africa, the Indian Ocean Islands, a.b.e.® is ideally positioned to service its customers. CHRYSO Southern Africa acquired a.b.e.® in September 2010. CHRYSO SA has established itself as a major supplier of concrete and cement admixtures in South Africa due to its investment in plant infrastructure, new technologies as well as technical and customer support. The acquisition by CHRYSO provides a.b.e.® with new technologies and ongoing research and development programs to further enhance its position in the market and add value to their customers. a.b.e.® is committed to its sustainability policy, adopted from the CHRYSO Group, to sustain the seven values across economic, environmental and social commitments. a.b.e.® will continually invest and work on improving its structures as well as upgrading production facilities, and strengthening its research and development programmes while using existing channels in the market to introduce new products that further enhance its current product range and service offer to customers.
a.b.e.® Construction Chemicals‘ range of specialised floor coatings are screeds based on bitumen, dry shake cementitious materials, self levelling cementitious screeds, epoxies and polyurethanes. Typical applications are the protection of concrete floors and screeds against wear from traffic abrasion, as well as a range of chemical and thermal shock requirements. Certain products can also be used to provide decorative floor finishes to car showrooms, hardware stores, supermarkets and other retail outlets.
An acid-based mixture containing special chemicals which reacts with the OPC in cement/concrete and permanently colours the surface.
Developed by Plastex primarily for the food processing and preparation industries, Herongripa is a specialised vinyl matting solution, which is resistant to animal fat and oils. The wide spaced open grid format allows waste and spillages to fall through, keeping the standing area free of slippery and potentially hazardous matter. The one piece hardwearing vinyl roll format allows for ease of rolling up during cleaning routines. Anti-bacterial and anti-fungal additives ensure continued hygienic performance.