Case Studies

Hamilton Kent’s custom manufacturing facilities produce a diverse selection of molded and fabricated rubber products, and our technical department is readily available to provide engineering and design assistance when your special need arises.

Please review our listing of case studies that describe recent projects that incorporate Hamilton Kent products. Some of these projects required extensive involvement from HK representatives for product development, technical assistance, and/or performance testing. Other projects required HK only to supply high-quality performance products from our standard inventory. Whether you require off-the-shelf items or custom products and engineering assistance, we’re ready to help make your project a success!

A Nod to the Past With an Eye on the Future

When the City of Dayton needed a second sewer line along the Little Miami River, they shifted from the cast-in-place concrete used in the past to precast concrete box culverts. The engineers required watertightness, so they and the culvert producer relied on HK Tylox SuperSeal gaskets.

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The First Line of Defense

When the Maine Tollway Authority was ready to upgrade the Interstate 95/295 plaza near Portland, the safety of its workers was a big concern. They tasked a local precast to create box culverts for construction of a watertight tunnel, who then turned to HK for expertise and supply of the gaskets.

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Nothing Small About this Microtunnel

Metro Vancouver, in the final phase of a huge sewer system expansion, selected microtunneling for one section of the South Surrey Interceptor project to mitigate disruption of vehicular traffic. The contractor relied on Langley Concrete for the pipe, who in turn leaned on HK for development of the gaskets critical to sealing the joints.

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HK Gaskets and the Need for Speed

HK provided the Tylox SuperSeal gaskets, Langley Concrete provided 24 box culvert sections with the gaskets preinstalled, and the contractor met a super-tight, challenging timeline: a 20-hour construction window to shut down a train line, complete installation of the box sections and reopen the tracks.

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An Expansion Joint Seal for an Iconic New Bridge

A vital link between Montreal and its suburbs, the new Samuel De Champlain Bridge was vital for maintaining Canada’s heaviest traffic flow. When it came to construction, the contractor who provided the expansion joints turned to HK for the rubber seals to maintain the watertightness of the bridge.

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A Modern Infrastructure for an Iconic Plaza

When the city of Montreal decided to modernize the old shopping district on St-Hubert Street to make it more appealing to pedestrians and shoppers, Hamilton Kent played a key role by supplying a variety of sealing products for the sanitary sewer upgrades. Once completed, the Plaza St-Hubert overhaul will have a modern feel, and the sewers flowing underneath will be adequately prepared for the next 100 plus years.

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