Plastics in the construction industry

Construction is among the industries that consume the most plastic materials. Although plastics are not always visible in buildings, they are used in a wide range of interior and exterior applications. They can be found in insulation, wiring, piping, profiles, window frames and flooring, among other places. Plastics are also used in innovative solutions aimed at sustainable urban development and resource efficiency.

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Testing plastic materials: plastic pipe standards

The standards concerning plastic pipes are determined by the material used to manufacture such pipe (polyethylene, polypropylene or PVC) and by the function that is […]

The house of the future is made from plastic

Innovation on the properties of plastic materials has made possible its application in nearly all spheres of life, as well as in our nearest space, […]

New environmentally-friendly composites to provide competitiveness for the construction and automotive industries

Fibre-reinforced composites are materials of great interest for very demanding sectors, such as the construction and the automotive industries, thanks to their low weight and […]

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Plastic materials in construction: latest business statistics of the sector

The construction sector, with approximately a 20 % of the total consumption of plastic materials is the second sector after the packaging sector. In this […]

The 10 commandments on pipe installation

This infographic shows the basic rules for welding polyethylene pipes. Click on the image to open it in new tab and click it again to […]

R&D plastic: POLYMIX has been chosen by citizens as the best LIFE Environment Project

The project, coordinated by the University of Cantabria and  wherein AIMPLAS has taken part, received the LIFE Citizens’ Award for the best 2015 LIFE Environment project, during EU Green Week in Brussels, where BREAD4PLA, coordinated by AIMPLAS, was also awarded. 

Recycled plastic: A new recycling method for fresh fish boxes allows to obtain insulations for construction

Funded within the programme EEA GRANTS through CDTI, the project EPS-FISH makes possible to remove odours in fresh fish packages for their recycling and recovery. 

7 previous steps to CE marking of plastic tanks and sewage treatment plants

AIMPLAS carries out the tests required for the CE marking of plastic tanks and sewage treatment plants, since it is notified by the Ministry of […]