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Welcome to the latest Ancon newsletter. In this issue, we announce our compliance with the National BIM Standard, reveal that Ancon has again been honoured at a royal reception following our second Queen's Award and launch a range of rebar couplers for cryogenic applications.

Ancon is honoured by HM The Queen at second Royal Reception

Ancon has again been honoured at a Royal Reception following the company’s second Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

Ancon's Managing Director, Stuart Maxwell and Marketing Manager, Annabelle Wilson, attended the event at the personal invitation of Her Majesty The Queen, along with representatives from other award-winning companies in the state rooms of Buckingham Palace. Read more...

Ancon’s success in the 2015 Awards comes in recognition of its International Trade and acknowledges the company’s outstanding achievements in growing sales across new and existing export markets. It follows success in 2012, when the company was honoured with a Queen’s Award in Innovation, for the development and commercialisation of a unique Lockable Dowel, a system that has revolutionised post-tensioned concrete construction.

The 2015 award was officially presented on 15th October by the Lord Lieutenant of Clwyd, at a special ceremony at Ancon’s production facilities in Deeside, North Wales. After a tour of the site, which is the UK’s largest wall tie manufacturing operation, the Lord Lieutenant addressed a group of 36 employees saying, “Ancon represents the very best of British innovation and technology, and this dynamic company, which has trebled its exports in the last ten years, has led the way in its field. To win one award is pretty spectacular, to win two awards in three years is absolutely amazing.”

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Queens Award Ceremonies

Ancon BIM Objects updated to meet National BIM Standard

Ancon is pleased to announce that all of its BIM Objects in Revit and IFC format have been updated to meet the National BIM Standard.

Users can be confident each file has been quality-checked by the NBS team, catalogued in line with the National Building Specification and has a product structure designed to work seamlessly with the BIM specification tool NBS Create, as well as being compatible with COBie spreadsheets and IFC data exchanges.

Ancon’s BIM Objects cover a wide range of the company’s market-leading products, including standard cavity wall ties and other masonry restraints, masonry supports, windposts and masonry reinforcement, tension bar systems, shear load connectors, stud rails and reinforcement continuity systems; all of which are critical to the structural integrity of a building and essential to an accurate BIM model.

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Ancon BIM Objects

Super-cool rebar couplers from Ancon

In line with our global reputation for developing reliable, high performance fixing systems for demanding construction environments, Ancon’s latest launch is a range of reinforcing bar couplers designed to operate at cryogenic temperatures.

Typical applications include the construction of steel-lined concrete storage tanks for refrigerated liquefied gas (LNG/LPG).

Independently tested with cryogenic-grade rebar at a cool -165°C to the requirements of EN 14620-3, the new Ancon CTT range of couplers is available to suit bars from 12mm to 32mm diameter.

Featuring a tapered-thread to simplify bar alignment and engagement, and reduce the chances of cross threading, CTT Couplers are compact in design, so are ideal for use where space is tight, and can be installed quickly and easily, minimising construction time and costs.

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CTT Cryogenic Couplers

Other News

Ancon Cavity Wall Tie App now available on Amazon Appstore

Fundraising campaign launched for cancer charities

Ancon Acoustic Shear Dowels reduce impact sound by 27%

Ancon Cavity Wall Tie App

Ancon's Wall Tie Product Selector app which makes choosing the most appropriate tie for any cavity wall quick and easy, is now available to download from the Amazon Appstore, as well as the Apple App Store or Google Play.

Cavendish Cancer Care Logo

Ancon has been fundraising for Cavendish Cancer Care, a Sheffield based charity supporting those living with cancer, Nightingale House Hospice which provides specialist palliative care and Ysgol Pen Coch, a special needs school.

Ancon Staisil-HLD Acoustic Dowel

The Ancon Staisil-HLD is an innovative, high performance, easy-to-install Acoustic Dowel that replaces rigid floor connections to reduce the oscillation of impact noise through multi-storey developments, such as hotels and apartments.

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The Queen's Awards for Enterprise: Innovation 2012