Ancon to launch new CARES-approved reinforcing bar coupler system at the UK Concrete Show

Ancon Building Products has chosen Europe’s largest specialist concrete show to launch its latest new product.


The Bartec-Plus Parallel Threaded Coupler System is the latest addition to Ancon’s comprehensive range of reinforcing bar couplers and has been awarded UK CARES Technical Approval TA1-A. It is the only coupler system approved in the UK suitable for large volume, fatigue applications, including major road and rail infrastructure projects.


Another new product from the company is the KSN Anchor Reinforcement Continuity System, which won ‘Best Product in Show’ when it was launched at last year’s Concrete Show and has recently been Highly Commended in the CONSTRUCT Innovation Award.


Designed to simplify slab-to-wall construction joints, rows of KSN Anchors are cast into a concrete wall as a single unit and, when the formwork and thread protection are removed, threaded reinforcing bars are simply screwed into the anchors to form the slab connection. This is a quicker, easier, and above all, safer continuity system. It eliminates the drilling of formwork or concrete and the dangers associated with projecting bars and on-site bar straightening. Unlike pull-out bar systems, there is virtually no restriction on continuation bar length or spacing, and the Anchors are available in a greater choice of bar diameters.  


Stand C60 will also feature Ancon’s unique Lockable Dowel designed for use at temporary movement joints in post-tensioned concrete frames. This product eliminates the need for pour strips, accelerating the speed of construction, reducing build costs and enhancing on-site safety.


The UK Concrete Show provides visitors with an excellent opportunity to meet Ancon staff face-to-face to discuss the product and service offerings that, in the company’s 130th year, won Ancon a prestigious Queen’s Award - recognised worldwide as a symbol of business excellence.

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