Since 1994, HK Composites proved our concept of insulated concrete sandwich panels by developing an injection molded polymer connector system as an alternative to other more costly and less efficient systems.
After an extensive evaluation in 1997, Owens Corning selected the HK Tie injection molding technology as the preferred method for manufacturing their PINKCORE® connector ties. This evaluation included tensile testing, shear testing, long term alkaline resistance testing, concrete pull-out testing, fire testing, cyclic fatigue testing and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) modeling. Much of this testing was conducted at Owens Corning’s 500 acre Science & Technology Center in Granville, OH. Additional testing has since been replicated at other building-code certified testing facilities.
In recent years HK Composites has re-branded our system back to HK Ties. We have updated our manufacturing process and equipment along with an independent, dedicated sales and marketing force. Since 2009 we have seen exponential growth year over year which has in turn established us as one of the benchmark insulated sandwich panel systems in the world.
The patented HK Composite connector system has since been used successfully on many commercial buildings in the U.S., Australia, Canada, Great Britain and U.A.E., including wineries, fruit processing and storage facilities, cheese factories, warehouses, retail stores, jails, prisons, and distribution facilities. It has also been used in the construction of hundreds of houses in the U.S and Canada. See our Projects page for a highlighted view of some of our recents projects.
We have been extremely impressed with HK Composites. They have a high quality system and outstanding customer service. We look forward to working with them on future projects.
I can truly admit that HK Composites really helped Rockway. You were honest, fast, cost efficient, and provided a great product. Your support has always been awesome.