Nomaco Unveils the Nomaflex Cutter
Concrete professionals have a new tool available to save time, labor and material costs when creating expansion joints in pavement and construction jobs. Nomaco unveiled the Nomaflex Cutter at the 2018 World of Concrete show. As the newest addition to the Nomaflex joint filler system, this innovative scoring tool enables installers to create a void when sealant is required, eliminating the need for a separate void cap system. The tool will be available through Nomaco distributors beginning in mid-February.
Nomaflex joint filler is a semi-rigid polypropylene foam product (available in plank and sheet form) that is swiftly gaining popularity and acceptance throughout the United States, displacing asphalt impregnated fiberboard. The easy-to-use Nomaflex Cutter enables concrete installers to trim Nomaflex joint filler on the job site to create a void for sealant.
Installers simply align the Nomaflex joint filler within the Cutter’s channel and pull the Cutter to score a tear strip. Nomaflex is then installed and concrete poured. Once the concrete cures, the tear strip is removed and the sealant is applied
Using Nomaflex and the Nomaflex Cutter eliminates additional material costs of an additional void cap system, potentially saving as much as 50% of the material costs for a job. Plus, Nomaflex joint filler is an inherent bond-breaker, so no additional bond breaker is required.
Unlike other void cap systems, the scored Nomaflex joint filler remains flexible (1” thick product can be bent to 12” diameter without breaking) and can easily fit around curves and radii. The tear-off strip remains attached until the installer removes it.
Reusable and convenient, the Nomaflex Cutter is available in three sizes (1/2”, 3/4” and 1”) to fit the various thicknesses of Nomaflex joint filler planks.
Nomaflex meets ASTM D8139 property requirements for concrete expansion joint fillers. To view video and installation photos of Nomaflex and learn more about the product, including sizes available, visit http://www.nomaco.com/nomaflex/.
The new Nomaflex Cutter is nominated for the Most Innovative Product Award at the 2018 World of Concrete. As the newest addition to the Nomaflex joint filler system, this innovative scoring tool enables installers to create a void when sealant is required, eliminating the need for a separate void cap system. You can help the Cutter win by casting a vote for Nomaflex Cutter here. Online voting is active until the end of business on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. We appreciate your vote!
Please visit our Nomaflex page to view our explainer video (which includes the Cutter) for an overview of Nomaflex joint filler and how the cutter works with it.