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OCT
29

Your story (biography) in a few lines from childhood to nowadays

Your story (biography) in a few lines from childhood to nowadays
My odds to become a successful entrepreneur were actually 0. I was born 3.00 clock in the morning  at home  in  March 1952 four weeks early because my mother had dragged that day for hours water to wash clothes. My father, a trained bookseller,  had been severely wounded in WW2 and...
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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

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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SEP
20

Sand

Sand

Sand ist nach Luft und Wasser der wichtigste Rohstoff der Erde. Die Menschheit verbraucht jährlich rund 40 Milliarden Tonnen Sand, vorwiegend zum Bauen. Das entspricht der doppelten Menge aller
Sedimente die von allen Flüssen der Welt pro Jahr transportiert wird. Und obwohl fast ein Fünftel der Landfläche der Erde mit Sandwüsten bedeckt ist, wird Sand knapp.

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SEP
15

Building from the sand up | Gerhard Dust | TEDxBinnenhof


AUG
24

Everyone dreams of doing something that will stand the test of time

Everyone dreams of doing something that will stand the test of time

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.

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AUG
17

PolyCare CEO Gerhard Dust responds to questions about his technology

PolyCare CEO Gerhard Dust responds to questions about his technology

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.

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AUG
05

Gerhard Dust discusses the challenges he faces in his new business venture…

Gerhard Dust discusses the challenges he faces in his new business venture…

In his previous blog post, Gerhard Dust described how an international humanitarian crisis caused him to re-evaluate his retirement plans and led him down a completely new career path. In this second post, Gerhard tells us about some of the issues his company encounters as his business develops.

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AUG
03

A mature entrepreneur talks about a life-changing event…

A mature entrepreneur talks about a life-changing event…

This month our EiR is PolyCare CEO Gerhard Dust. Following a successful career in business, Gerhard was looking at a life of cosy retirement. However, things were to take an unexpected turn. A humanitarian crisis forced him to re-evaluate his position, with major consequences for his future. In this blog post, Gerhard tells us about his motivation, his experience and what it was that led him on his current path.

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MAR
31

Met dit instantbeton bouw je zelf een huis binnen twee dagen

Bij grote natuurrampen zijn grote delen van steden vaak in één klap onbewoonbaar. Hoe mooi zou het zijn om binnen een paar dagen weer huizen te kunnen bouwen voor de inwoners die dakloos zijn geworden?

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