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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?