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NOV
01

Our Motivation

Our Motivation

Shocking images from the slums of the world affect all of us deeply. Danielle Quinn once wrote …..“Don't try to drive the homeless into places we find suitable. Help them survive in places they find suitable."

Those who have seen the desperation of homeless people after civil strife or natural disaster, know that it is not just immediate assistance that is required. It is also a far-sighted action plan necessary to get the survivors into productive communities once again. For people who have lost family members, their homes, their jobs and indeed all hope, it must provide motivation for them to move forward with their lives, where often there is none.

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NOV
01

The Development

The Development
For the past fourteen years PolyCare's COO, Gunther Plötner, has researched extensively into new polymer concrete formulas and manufacturing processes. This has led to the company securing numerous patents and utility models associated with PolyCare’s new polymer concrete. They include patents for the process of make strong and resilient concrete uniquely...
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OCT
30

Possible colors

  Everything is possible ... Fillers, also called aggregates, form about 90% of the volume of the polymer concrete. Mineral trickling substances like sand or gravel predominantly are used. However, the possibility also passes to use artificial substances of different particle size. These fillers determine first of all the natural color...
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OCT
30

Technical Data

Special physical and chemical properties: Compressive strength 85 - 150 N / mm ² Bending tensile strength 18 - 35 N / mm ² E-Modulus of about 20-35000 N / mm ² Shrinkage ca. 0.1% Specific weight 1.6 - 2.2 kg / dm ³ Abrasion resistance 0.025 cm ³ / cm ² (DIN 52108)...
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OCT
08

PARTICULARLY ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY

Polymer concrete is predominantly (up to 87%) of mineral raw materials. These occur either naturally in abundant amounts or are the waste outputs from other processes.

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OCT
08

EXPANSION POSSIBILITIES

EXPANSION POSSIBILITIES

Many PolyCare houses are designed as starter homes with future expansion in mind. Normally an extension to an existing
building is a complex undertaking, but not for a PolyCare house.

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OCT
08

What can polymer concrete do?

Strong, durable and environmentally friendly...

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.

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OCT
08

Basic Materials

Basic Materials
Polymer concrete is a modern material with unbeatable features, traditionally based on the content of mineral sands with high-quality polyester resins. Through our research, we are also able to use other fillers with the same quality of the final product.
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OCT
08

Technology

Technology

Our actual equipment

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OCT
08

Everything is possible ...

Everything is possible ...
With superior properties to conventional concrete such as considerably higher strength with similar density and lower weight, and with better environmental credentials, it is of little surprise that Polymer concrete is being used more and more for construction/product elements.
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OCT
08

MATERIAL SAVING, DURABLE, REUSABLE

MATERIAL SAVING, DURABLE, REUSABLE

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.

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OCT
08

APPERANCE

APPERANCE

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.

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OCT
08

KEY BENEFITS OF THE POLYCARE PROCESS

KEY BENEFITS OF THE POLYCARE PROCESS

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.

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OCT
08

LOW COST HOUSING

LOW COST HOUSING

In 1900 only 10% of the worlds population lived in cities. In 2007 it was already 50% and by 2050 the UN expects it to be 75%. To describe our current era as the ‘Urban Age’ is therefore appropriate.

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OCT
08

HYPERTECH: POLYMER CONCRETE

HYPERTECH: POLYMER CONCRETE

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.

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OCT
08

Sand

Sand

Sand is after air and water, the most im- portant raw material on earth. Humanity consumes about 40 billion tons of sand annually, mainly for construction. This corresponds to twice the amount of all the sediments transported by all the rivers of the world each year.

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OCT
08

POLYMER CONCRETE

POLYMER CONCRETE
Polymer concrete is a risk-free material for long-term use under con- tinuous stress with almost unbeatable physical and chemical features. The production is done by a simple casting and curing process and the  - nal product can have highly attractive  nishes produced as part of the moul- ding process (e.g. high...
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