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Archive for January, 2015

Keeping it light with Crestapol acrylic resin

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Lightweight composite covers, ManchesterWe are delighted to share a recent press release regarding our lightweight composite manhole covers by our resin supplier Scott Bader.

Scott Bader provides SSC with a ‘custom grade’ Crestapol resin which has been specially developed for our use. The Crestapol acrylic resin, together with the Thrubeam design, produces composite covers which are typically three to four times lighter than an equivalent steel or reinforced concrete cover.

There are many benefits of a lighter cover including;

  • they are easier to remove and replace,
  • all covers are guaranteed to carry the stated load requirements.
  • They reduce the risk of back injury.
  • They have the capacity to embed chips in covers and frames to make them ‘smart covers’.


We welcome two new members to our team

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

SSC had a very good year in 2014 with volumes and revenues significantly increasing. This has led to two new faces in the technical and design department.

Stefanos Kythreotis and Dr Charles Johnstone.

Stefanos Kythreotis joined as design engineer to develop our product range and improve our design process in addition to constantly improving our production methods.

Stefanos studied Mechanical Engineering at Coventry University where he achieved a BEng degree in 2012 with First Class Honours. Following this he continued his studies at the University of Sheffield where he obtained an MSc in Advanced Mechanical Engineering with Merit in 2013.


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