Polymer concrete


Polymer concrete is manufactured using sand and resin. Polymer concrete is a risk-free material for long-term use under continuous load with almost unbeatable physical and chemical properties. It is manufactured by a simple casting and curing process and the final product in most cases does not require any additional steps that would be necessary when using other building materials, such as plastering, sanding, painting or sealing.

Facts


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Very short setting time, loadable after 20 minutes
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Compression and flexural strength up to to „3 - 5 times“ higher than at normal cement concrete
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Any desired shape with optically freely selectable, pore-free surface structures
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Lower specific Weight than conventional concrete
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Insensitive to large temperature fluctuations, very small expansion
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No water absorption, therefore also frost-proof

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Resistant to almost all aggressive waste water
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No damage caused by petrol, Mineral oils, acids and bases as well as vapours and gases
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High abrasion resistance high UV resistance

HYPERTECH: POLYMER CONCRETE


PolyCare MAS (“Modular Assembly System”) achieves the rapid creation of decent living and utility space through the innovative use of polymer concrete.

Compared to cement concrete, polymer concrete has outstanding physical properties and the additional advantage that it cures within a few hours. The formulation developed by PolyCare is based on inexpensive polyester resin, 40% of which is made from recycled PET bottles.

Our process requires significantly less resin than the production of conventional polymer concrete and at the same time allows the use of inexpensive filling material such as desert sand. Another advantage is that around four cubic meters of construction material can be created from one cubic meter of polymer concrete.

Very high flexural strength and compressive strength allow thin-walled dimensioning of the end products.

Thus, one cubic meter of polymer concrete can easily be converted into 20 square meters of wall area, whereas cement concrete has a wall area of only about four square meters. In addition, polymer concrete is water-repellent and thus frost-resistant and does not require a conventional foundation.

We continue to pioneer in the fields of polymer concrete but also look into other solutions that fit our vision of a sustainable and affordable housing market.

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Polymer concrete sets in only 20 minutes
and the MAS element can be demoulded.

ADVANTAGES


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Fillers

Approx. 90 % are freely available raw materials such as desert sand or residual materials from mines or even ash.

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Environment

The end product is particularly environmentally friendly. Once bound substances in this product do not react any more with the environment.

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Durability

Polymer concrete has a life of at least 80 years and has compressive strength of between 67-111 N/mm2.

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Logistic

Since local production can be set up easily long logistics chains and transport costs avoided.

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Energy

The energy required for the entire production is very small and the during the setting process emerging energies can be used again.

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Water

Can be used again. This saves valuable resources. An important ecological aspect when choosing the construction method.

Polymer concrete - state of the art

The graph shows a network diagram for the comparison of polymer concrete and classic cement concrete. The same orientation applies to all axes and the values that tend to be better are at the outer ends of the axes

01 LCA: Evaluation according to ReCiPe 2016 v1.1 Midpoint (H) over the entire life cycle taking into account all 17 relevant Environmental impact categories (equal weighting); other qualitative criteria: In contrast to classical concrete, polymer concrete can be the same life cycle or are used as filling material in drinking water protection areas.
02 Worst Case: difficult climatic conditions (arid, subtropical, salty air)
03 Compression, flexural strength, abrasion resistance, U-value, sound absorption
04 Climate in the room (factors: stable indoor climate even with strong temperature fluctuations, healthy room humidity, none
mould formation, no evaporation etc.)

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Source: EURA - Ecological evaluation of PolyCare MAS technology and comparison to conventional concrete based on DIN EN ISO 14040 and 14044

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