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.
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 […]
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 […]
AIMPLAS role within the project OSIRYS is mainly related to the functionalization of graphene for its use with thermosetting resins and pultrusion process with natural fibers and bioresins
We can find foams in several sectors. The main application market of these materials is the construction sector. Thanks to its low thermal conductivity, the water-tightness, the vibration isolation and the reflection of the sound we can find it in parquet floor waterproofing sheet, insulation boards for walls, insulations for air ducts, floating floors, joints…
A new lighthouse fully made out of composites was designed by Ignacio Pascual (APV) and manufactured by ACCIONA. AIMPLAS has contributed to this innovative building by giving technical assistance to the Project Management.
Valencia’s new lighthouse is a good example of composites potential role in the construction sector. This is a unique project as the new lighthouse has […]