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Timeline

Look at a snap shot of major innovations introduced by CONVERGENT which has transformed the industry as we know it.

  • 1998 FMC Files inorganic sealant composition Patent for hardening / sealing concrete and masonry substrates to provide protection against moisture and salt intrusion as well as patented various reactive lithium treatment technologies for enhancing surfaces and mitigating ASR.
  • 2000 ADVAN acquires various patented lithium technologies and intellectual property from FMC, including a strategic supply agreement, trademarks and other intellectual property. Advan then launches CONVERGENT CONCRETE TECHNOLOGIES, LLC to commercialize those technologies.
  • 2000 Introduces PENTRA line of branded lithium treatments for distribution. This creates a new standard in the flooring industry for hardening, densifying, and sealing concrete.
  • 2001 Introduces Patented PENTRA-SIL® (244+) an advanced hardener, densifier and sealer that provides moisture, salt and effloresce protection.
  • 2003 Introduces PENTRA-GUARD® (HP), the first “GUARD,” a micro-film forming inorganic Hardener/Sealer Hybrid to provide enhanced wear, chemical resistance, and stain protection for industrial floors.
  • 2003 Introduces PENTRA-PAINT®, a patented lithium inorganic coating as a protective colored coating for industrial floors and line marking paint.
  • 2003 Introduces PENTRA-GUARD EXT, the first “EXT,” inorganic Hardener/Sealer Hybrid for exterior applications providing enhanced wear, chemical resistance, and stain protection for pavers and other masonry substrates.
  • 2004 Introduces PENTRA-SIL (NL/H) the first “at-time-of-placement” densifier allowing a curing compound to be applied directly over the densifier application; now exclusively sold by DAYTON SUPERIOR under the PENTRA-HARD™ brand.
  • 2005 Introduces NANO-LITHIUM® (ADVAN’s engineered lithium polysilcate technology) into a family of specialized performance products that offer higher performance for specific applications. These formulated (NL) products offered a unique strength and unmatched performance compared to conventional treatments allowing for optimized applications faster drying, higher solids, and more complete reactions.
  • 2006 Voted #1 Brand on the market (Hanley Wood Concrete Construction Survey)
  • 2007 Pioneered the maintenance market with “micro-film forming treatment” (alternative to mechanically grinding and polishing method) using inorganic hybrid treatment and high-speed burnishing with diamond impregnated pads - enhancing gloss, stain and wear resistance. This process changed the way floors are maintained as well as constructed today.
  • 2007 Introduces PENTRA-SIL® C&N and PENTRA-SIL®(AC), a Surface Sweating Alkalinity Control Formula and Primer, to neutralize surfaces suffering from alkalinity problems.
  • 2008 Introduces PentraClad™ Industrial Protective Coating as a breathable on-grade flooring system as an alternative to epoxies.
  • 2009 Introduces SiRE® - next generation reactive lithium silicone by ADVAN / DOW-CORNING under the “Powered by Dow Corning” program.
  • 2010 Introduces Pentra-Sil®(HD+C) a patent-pending membrane film forming hardener that meets ASTM C309.
  • 2010 Introduces PENTRA-FINISH® a patented “non-whiting” “non-streaking” inorganic hydrid treatment (High-gloss or Low-gloss) for concrete, tile, terrazzo and stone applications.
  • 2011 Introduces DFS™ System with DAYTON SUPERIOR changing the way new construction projects densify and cure.
  • 2013 Introduces Pentra-Shield™ an anti-scale resistance treatment for concrete providing freeze-thaw protection against moisture and corrosive deicing chemicals.
  • 2012 Introduces PENTRA-MELT™ a novel non-corrosive fast-acting lithium deicer that will not cause ASR as a technology licensee from FMC / ADVAN.
  • 2012 Introduces TRANSIL® patent pending composition and system for enhancing concrete wear and abrasion resistance protecting surfaces from rutting, skid loss and other distresses.
Pentra-SIL® (HD+C) PENTRA-SIL® (H) PENTRA-SIL® (HD) Pentra-Sil® (HDS) Pentra-Sil® (244+) Pentra-Sil® (IH) Pentra-Pell™ (SI) Pentra-Finish® (HG) Pentra-Finish® (LG) Pentra-Guard® (EXT) Pentra-Sil® (C&N) Pentra-Sil® (AC) Shield Pentra-Melt™ Pentra-Paint™ (LM) Pentra-Protective™ Coating (PPC) Pentra-Clean™ (DC) Pentra-Clean™ (CR) Pentra (PCF)