Even though the name suggests polymer concrete, actually it isn’t a concrete substance at all but plastic material out of the group of thermosetting polymers. The curing process transforms the resin and the fillers into a rigid 3-D network of bonds. This molecular structure is symbolized by our logo.
In the construction industry the avoidance of waste material is presently one of its greatest challenges. Of the 420 million tons of building material used in the UK every year, 120 million tons get wasted. This means that for every ve houses built, one houses worth of material is waste.
Public housing projects often lead to faceless, uniform mass settlements that contribute little to the formation of a community. To prevent this happening, it is advantagous if future home owners can make at least some changes to the basic design. This makes the houses more personal to each inhabitant.
1. Almost 90% of the polymer con- crete used in the process is ller. In ordinary concrete this is speci cally building sand, however in PolyCare ́s process the llers can be a variety of freely available raw materials such as Desert sand or waste / residues etc.
PolyCare achieved the rapid creation of humane living and work and living space by an innovative use of polymer concrete. This new building material was originally invented over 60 years ago. It consists of dry, mineral raw materials bound together with a mixture of re- active resins and hardeners instead of the usual cement and water in traditional concrete.
Galileo Spezial: Das neue Gold – Kampf um den Sand“ beschäftigt sich mit dem Rohstoff und zeigt, warum Strandurlaub in einigen Jahrzenten nur noch an wenigen Orten möglich sein könnte. Oder hat ein kleines Unternehmen in Thüringen die Lösung für das sandige Problem? In Afrika tragen Frauen ganze Strände mit bloßen Händen ab, um ihre Kinder versorgen zu können.
In his previous posts, Gerhard Dust talked about what motivated him to set up his business and discussed the personal challenges he has encountered and the issues his company has had to deal with as his business developed. In this, his final blog post, Gerhard talks about the human desire to leave a lasting legacy, and gives us his six golden rules of entrepreneurship.
In his previous posts Gerhard Dust outlined the events that led him to his current career path and described some of the challenges he has encountered as his new business develops. In this third blog post, Gerhard deals with some of the main questions that his new technology has raised and explains some of the concepts involved.