Breakthrough Structural Construction Material Enhances Sustainable Design

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CMI announces the release of ShoreGuard’s® FlatPanel™ 475 sheet piling profile. This innovative construction material provides a much needed modern look and ultimate versatility that will revolutionize the design of sustainable infrastructure.

ShoreGuard, the most trusted name in Synthetic Sheet Piling, offers a new product profile, the FlatPanel 475.

The FlatPanel 475 is another CMI innovation that is sure to revolutionize the engineering and construction industries. It truly is the future of sheet piling.

Crane Materials International (CMI), the world’s leader in manufacturing innovative synthetic sheet piling products has just announced the release of their patented FlatPanel™ 475 profile. Gone are the days when corrugated sheet piling was the only option to reconstruct the nation’s infrastructure. CMI’s new flat-front sheet pile profile brings much needed modern and sustainable design elements while delivering more strength and versatility than market alternatives. Mike Wallace, Sheet Piling Specialist, commented, "The FlatPanel 475 is another CMI innovation that is sure to revolutionize the engineering and construction industries. It truly is the future of sheet piling."

Optimized shape properties of the FlatPanel 475 provide 40% more driving capacity, decreasing the time of installation. The sleek shape of the FP-475 inherently has less play and more stiffness allowing it to drive straighter and more rugged handling than corrugated sheet piling. Installing additional wall components has never been easier as the specifically engineered FlatPanel provides an even, continuous surface to attach corresponding CMI wales and cap.

Part of the ShoreGuard® product line, CMI’s new FlatPanel 475 is the most versatile sheet piling profile available. It can be used in numerous application types including seawalls, retaining walls, flood protection and water control. In addition, anchored, cantilevered or geogrid supported walls can be designed using this advanced single profile. All of CMI's ShoreGuard products, including the FP-475, feature XCR Technology™ which integrates state-of-the-art material processing, high precision die technology and vinyl formulations based on 65 years of experience. This technology offers the most advanced UV protection, the only textured surface available in vinyl sheet piling and documented long-term performance. The FP-475 incorporates many other patents including the I-Beam Lock™. CMI’s proprietary lock design revolutionized the sheet piling industry over a decade ago by drastically increasing lock integrity and at the same time decreasing permeability rates.

CMI leads the sheet piling industry in providing eco-responsible, sustainable solutions to the construction and engineering communities. CMI’s line of ShoreGuard sheet piling is 100% recyclable and made with over 90% post-industrial recycled materials. Our facility was built specifically to manufacture the highest quality extruded sheet piling products and components while creating minimal waste. Considering manufacturing, transportation, installation and life-time maintenance CMI’s line of ShoreGuard sheet piling solutions, including the FP-475, create the smallest carbon footprint than any other comparable brand.

Crane Materials International (CMI) is part of the Crane Group which was founded in 1947. This family owned business is one of the largest manufacturing organizations in North America and the leader in developing new technologies for construction materials. In addition to being the world’s largest manufacturer of synthetic and composite pilings, CMI can also provide proprietary installation equipment, product engineering assistance and a team of piling experts to support every aspect of your project.

For assistance with your next project, or to speak with piling expert in your area, visit, or call us, toll free, at 1-877-377-7453.

Crane Materials International: Revolutionizing the Industries We Serve.

ShoreGuard, FlatPanel, XCR Technology and I-Beam Lock are registered trademarks.


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