Article - 21 Jun 2004
The Panleplus project has produced a polymeric sandwich panel material based on recycled plastics. It is suited to use in commercial vehicles. Production, benefits and advantages of the lightweight...
Article - 10 May 2004
Superplank from Creative Pultrusions is a fibre reinforced alternative to timber decking. Properties and applications are described. Posted May 2004
Article - 27 Apr 2004
BASF are to continue developing an innovative Saqndwich Plate System (SPS) involving steel and polyurethane for use in bridges.Advantages of the system and current projects are outlined. Posted April...
Article - 29 Jul 2003
The history and development of natural rubber and rubber producing technology is described. From Columbus bringing back the first samples from the West Indies to modern day appplications such as...
Article - 17 Jan 2003
Fibre reinforced polymer bridges have been developed as an alternative to reinforced concrete. The design, testing of, manufacture and success of such a bridge is reported.
Article - 10 Jan 2003
Chromated copper arsenate is a chemical used to treat timber. It protects them from the deleterious effects of insects, fungi etc to help preserve their properties. How the timber is treated, uses of...
Article - 14 Aug 2002
Self flowing and pumpable refractories have evolved from low cement castables.
Article - 13 Mar 2002
Steel will corrode in most environments. Its behaviour in concrete is addressed. Aspects such as the concrete environment, factors affecting corrosion rates, production realities, deterioration...
Article - 12 Mar 2002
This report summarises the development of cathodic protection of steel in concrete. It reports on the technology development and uptake across the world as well as applications and benefits.
Article - 7 Jan 2002
Friction stir welding is a recent modification on friction welding. It is suited to aluminium, magnesium and other metals and can join dissimilar materials. Advantages over fusion welding are, no...