Realized 2013: InfraCore® trafic bridge, Lunetten/NL

Safe

The InfraCore®Inside Technology enables the realization of strong, robust, damage-tolerant and fail-safe FRP structures, specifically conceived for heavily loaded structures, capable of surviving very harsch heavy-duty operations.

InfraCore®Inside Technology has successfully solved one of the major challenges of the FRP community, by making delamination of fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) sandwich structures, especially due to fatigue after impact, inconsequential.

Lightweight

The InfraCore®Inside Technology is cheaper, lighter, stronger than comparable conventional heavily loaded FRP solutions. It is even cost-competitive purchasing-wise as compared to conventional material equivalents.

One of the reasons is that the technology only needs non-structural foam (for production). Even the realization of hollow structures is possible, thereby facilitating further functional integration, or even lighter damage-tolerant structures.

Proven

FiberCore Europe, one of our sister companies, has realized in the past couple of years cost-effective solutions for the infrastructural sector, based on the worldwide patented InfraCore®Inside technology. This has resulted in an unprecedented track record, with a wide portfolio of applications, such as various types of bridges, bridge decks and lock gates. More than 750 heavy duty structures have been successfully delivered.

The inherent fail-safety of the InfraCore®Inside technology has been proven and validated by tests, performed by certified institutes and witnessed by recognized classification societies.

Cost-competitive

The InfraCore®Inside technology offers a standardized and modular structural approach, which enables the realization of proven and validated cost-effective (both OPEX/CAPEX), easily scalable, lightweight, durable, maintenance free FRP structures.

The cost-competitiveness results from our patented technology:

  • Reconfigurable mould, including adjustable mould edges
  • Product & process optimization & industrialization
  • Non-structural foam core is cheaper

Sustainable

Sustainability is becoming an ever more compelling argument in the materials selection process. Fibre reinforced polymer composites are strong, lightweight, environmentally resistant and durable materials which are seeing increasing adoption in the transportation, construction, renewable energy and many other markets.

Sustainability in their use phase is often a key driver for the selection of composites over traditional materials. Composite structures deliver a long service life combined with low maintenance requirements and lightweight composites result in lower energy consumption throughout a product’s life.

InfraCore® Technology makes delamination inconsequential

In general, traditional FRP structures can delaminate, which will progressively lead to catastrophic failure. InfraCore®Inside Technology has successfully solved one of the major challenges of the FRP community, by making delamination of fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) sandwich structures, especially due to fatigue after impact, inconsequential.