C-Cure began in 1955 as Kaiser Manufacturing which was founded by Gene Kaiser in Houston, TX. Kaiser was an innovator who bettered the patented Miller System (a system that used Portland cement and a water-retaining agent to bond sheets of gypsum board together) by experimenting with modified formulations to produce a new line of dry-set mortars and grouts for ceramic tile.
In 1968, Kaiser Manufacturing was purchased by the Pearsol Chemical Company. Ten years later, the company was purchased by long-time friends and research chemists, Charles Johansen and Ernest Hollas, who were both former Kaiser employees. They then re-named the company C-Cure Chemical Company, Inc.
Under the C-Cure banner, Johansen and Hollas took a bold, new direction. Realizing the enormous costs of shipping sand and cement across the country, they combined their engineering and technical skills to devise an innovative master plan that called for establishing a network of manufacturing partners across the United States. The manufacturing partners, with their specially-designed equipment, would receive concentrated chemicals formulated for their region of the country to combine with locally-purchased sand and cement. And, under careful quality-control guidance from C-Cure corporate, would produce finished products on a local basis. This system of local manufacturing proved successful and is still in operation today.
From way back in 1955 to the present, C-Cure’s research staff has developed a full line of products designed to ensure a smooth, professional installation from start-to-finish. C-Cure developed MultiCure – the first latex-Portland cement mortar in powder form requiring only the addition of water. Not only did it require no additives, but it also was the first cementitious, dry-set mortar that could bond ceramic tile directly to exterior-grade plywood. Using similar technology, C-Cure also developed MP Grout – the first cement grout in powder form.
Today, C-Cure continues to be an industry leader by developing products that expand the areas available to receive ceramic tile or dimensional stone. While leaning toward time and material savings, our advanced construction technology is producing buildings with much higher substrate deflection above grade. Without such setting materials to withstand this increased movement, tile and stone surfacing materials would be left behind as a viable finish for many areas.
C-Cure saw the need for setting materials that were not only flexible, but had elastomeric qualities as well. And so, UniFlex was born in 1990. It was the first cementitious, elastomeric dry-set mortar to provide flexibility along with 190% elongation which allows tile to move in relation to the substrate.
As the industry develops in technology and in access to new geographic markets, C-Cure’s unique manufacturing system will continue to provide its customers with globally-recognized technology along with personalized service. This is a combination not often found in today’s marketplace.Visit Product Website