X-Calibur President Co-Chairs Technical Session of ACECON 2010

December 2010

X-Calibur President, Brian Davies, Co-Chaired the Microstructure Engineering Session at ACECON 2010.

ACECON (Asian Conference on Ecstasy in Concrete) is one of the India"s most prestigious conferences on concrete organized by the Indian Concrete Institute and held every 5 years. ACECON 2010 was ­­hosted by the Indian Institute of Technology Madras.

The session co-chaired with Professor Kolluru Subramaniam, Head of Civil Engineering at IIT Hyderabad.
Brian Davies with Professor Subramaniam
Brian Davies presenting a memento to Professor Shah of Northwestern University.
Brian Davies presenting a memento to Dr. Bishnoi of IIT Delhi.

X-Calibur CTO Completed Technical Training in Tunisia

December 2010

X-Calibur Chemical Training Officer, Mr. Carl Munn, completed Level 2 technical training for Chemists of Formulations at Le Chemique De Tunise (LCT), the X-Calibur"s Manufacturing Licensee in Tunisia.

As a result of the training which includes quality control and formulation adjustment, LCT will be launching 17 new products in 2011.

X-Calibur to Exhibit at ConBuild Vietnam 2010

November 2010

X-Calibur International will be exhibiting in Vietnam"s 4th International Trade Fair for Construction and Building in 2010 from December 1 to 4 located in Vietnam Exhibition Fair Centre (VEFAC). ConBuild 2010 is an internationally accredited building and construction showcase and market forum that offers huge business opportunities.

X-Calibur will be exhibiting at stand 1022.

X-Calibur to Exhibit at CamBuild 2010

October 2010

X-Calibur International will be exhibiting from 18 October to 23 October at Cambodia"s First International Building & Construction Industry Show. CamBuild 2010 is held at the Diamond Island Convention & Exhibition Center, a new international standard exhibition venue equipped to host major tradeshows located in the center of Phnom Penh.

X-Calibur will be exhibiting at stand M106.


X-Calibur to Exhibit at Erbil International Fair 2010

October 2010

X-Calibur International will be exhibiting at Erbil International Fair 2010 to be held in Kurdistan Region in Iraq from 18 October to 21 October. Erbil serves as the Northern Gateway to Iraq and is the epicentre of a region offering all the advantages that matter in the era of globalization.

X-Calibur will be exhibiting at stand I32.

X-Calibur and P2i

July 2010

X-Calibur Group Limited the Hong Kong based technology investment company has invested in P2i Limited the world leader in liquid repellent nano-coating technology. This is in-line with the X-Calibur Group's strategy of investing in science technology companies that are in the commercialisation stage, The investment in P2i Limited compliments the investment made by X-Calibur in Enigma Diagnostics Limited, the technology leader in developing rapid diagnostics for the detection and identification of infectious organisms, such as bacteria and viruses, in environmental, clinical and biological samples.

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X-Calibur to Exhibit at BEX Asia 2010

July 2010

X-Calibur International will be exhibiting at BEX Asia to be held in Singapore from 13 to 15 September. 
BEX Asia is South East Asian premier exhibition for the building construction industry.

X-Calibur will be exhibiting at stand P18.

X-Calibur Structural Systems Appoints New Divisional Manager

April 2010

Following the promotion of Mike Hannagan to Director, Business Development Pacific we are pleased to announce the appointment of Ms.Maggie Xi as Divisional Manager of X-Calibur Structural Systems. Maggie has a BSc in Civil Engineering and joins us from one of China's largest contracting companies. She brings with her a wealth of experience gained from a wide range of prestigious projects.

X-Calibur Expands Down Under

March 2010

X-Calibur International FZC is establishing a new venture in New Zealand called X-Calibur Pacific. This new company will be headed up by X-Calibur's Director, Business Development Pacific Region, Mike Hannagan who was previously the X-Calibur Structural Systems Divisional Manager in Dubai.

X-Calibur Increases Export Support

February 2010

Sanjay Bhome has joined X-Calibur International's Export Division as Regional Manager, Exports. Sanjay is a Civil Engineer and has over 20 years international experience in construction chemicals. Located at the company's new 6000 square feet export facility in Sharjah, he will focus on growing the company's business in Africa and the Indian Sub-continent.

X-Calibur Feeds Yemeni Children

February 2010

As part of its program to support under pressured communities in the world,x-calibur X-Calibur International FZC recently donated AED 3000/- to provide therapeutic feeding kits for internally displaced children in Yemen.

X-Calibur to present at Hong Kong PolyU Seminar on Concrete Damage Assessments, Concrete Repair and Concrete Mix Technology

January 2010

Brian Davies of X-Calibur International is to present a paper titled Use of Vapour Phase Corrosion Inhibitor Capsules for Long Term Protection of Repaired Reinforced Concrete Structures. The paper is being presented on behalf of XQ International Limited, an X-Calibur Group company that recently acquired QED Chemicals Limited, the UK`s leading manufacturer of corrosion inhibitors for use in reinforced concrete structures.

The paper describes a unique method for the delivery of migrating corrosion inhibitors is presented in this paper. Testing and site trials carried out showed that the inhibitor can move freely along the steel reinforcement/concrete interface and form a passivated protective coating on the steel surface. Inspection of reinforced concrete structures that were protected using this type of inhibitor several years after repair has indicated that long term protection is provided.

The seminar is hosted by Hong Kong Polytechnic University at the Chiang Chen Studio Theatre, Hung Hom, Kowloon on 3rd February 2010 and has been organised by the Hong Kong Concrete Institute in conjunction with The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (Building Division), Hong Kong Concrete Repair Association, and Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Use of Vapour Phase Corrosion Inhibitor Capsules for Long Term Protection of Repaired Reinforced Concrete Structures


X-Calibur International Contributes to Concern Universal's Fuel Efficient for Schools Program in Kenya

January 2010

People in the Kajiado district of Kenya suffer from frequent droughts and food shortages. A government school feeding programme operates most days. Food is cooked on open fires, and as it's a deforested area, each child has to bring a piece of wood to school every morning. Installing a more fuel-efficient stove at a school, uses much less wood to cook the same amount of food. As well as less time (or money) spent getting fuel, food is cooked more quickly and properly, it also becomes possible to cook more nutritious foods that take longer such as beans and pulses. Reducing the amount of wood needed for cooking also helps a community use their local resources more sustainably.

These stoves are using less firewood than the tripod stones which use 5 times more fuel. The use of energy saving stoves has reduced carbon emission due to proper burning coupled with advocacy for use of the right type of fuel (completely dried wood).

Concern Universal has installed a 40 litre energy saving stove funded by X-Calibur International at Primary Boys Boarding School in Kajiado Central District. This stove is going to be of great help to this institution not only in cooking, but also in reducing carbon emissions and cooking time frame.

The stove, even though small  has increased the capacity of cooking large quantities of meals for this boarding institution. The stove retains up to 89% of heat therefore cooking with minimal firewood. The stove is made of steel and lined with a thick layer of kiln bricks and fire proof cement which provides for heat retention. The stove indirectly links to Millennium Development Goal -Achieve Universal Primary Education by keeping pupils in school.  

Primary Boys Boarding School, the beneficiary of this stove is integrated with physically handicapped and blind pupils among able bodied ones. It has a population of 500 pupils. This facility will ensure that all children are served together rather than in shifts. 

The school management and pupils were very excited when the stove was installed. Teachers expressed interest in acquiring smaller capacity energy saving stoves for use in their homes.

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