The challenge

Dowels are used extensively in concrete jointed roads and underpasses in extreme conditions as well as a host of other places, but the Achilles heel of steel is its vulnerability to corrosion.

The solution

Mateendowel™ does not corrode even when exposed to de-icing salts and salty soils. It is designed to provide excellent load transfer across expansion joints between slabs. 

Mateendowel™ rules in:

  • Roading
  • Bridge decks and barrier walls
  • Jointed concrete pavements
  • Mechanically-stabilized wall panels
  • Expansion and contraction joints
  • Approach slabs 

Mateendowel™ Advantages

Mateendowel™ has similar properties to Mateenbar™ and also provides:

  • Corrosion-free and high chemical resistance
  • The longest life cycle of all dowel types
  • High shear strength for load transfer efficiency
  • 1/4 the weight of steel dowel, it is faster and safer to handle
  • Significant savings over stainless steel dowels
  • Low bond strength – no need to grease dowels or add bond breaker sleeves
  • Corrosion-free joint system reducing maintenance costs

The Rotterdam Port (pictured) used Mateendowel™ and Mateenbar™ for the container terminal upgrade in 2020.