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Did you know that building with plastics saves energy and money, and protects the environment? Although you may not realise it, plastics are a very important material in the building sector. In fact, roughly 20% of all the plastics used in Europe are used for products in the building industry. And after packaging, the building..
Apr 15, 2015 . These colourful bricks are made from old plastic bags, which are notoriously difficult to recycle in any other way. Recycled bags or plastic packaging are placed in a heat mold, and forced together to form the blocks. They're too lightweight to act as load-bearing walls, but can be used to divide up rooms or..
Innovation in the plastics industry to improve and diversify products is matched by the building and construction sector's pace to find, and use, new solutions to address fundamental issues like structural integrity, energy savings, recycling, and cost saving. The leading uses of plastics for residential and commercial..
Plastics are used in a growing range of applications in the construction industry. They have great versatility and combine excellent strength to weight ratio, durability, cost effectiveness, low maintenance and corrosion resistance which make plastics an economically attractive choice throughout the construction sector
Aug 13, 2015 . Recycled Building Product #1: Composite Lumber. I-Plas creates composite lumber from recycled plastics and wood that can be used like traditional lumber, from structural support to decking, fencing and retaining walls. also produces lumber made from recycled high-density..
Below are some examples of plastic building products that promote the efficient use of energy and other resources: Roofing. Reflective light colored roofing membranes made of vinyl or thermoplastic olefin (TPO) blends are key energy saving applications especially for commercial buildings in southern climes. Studies have..
9. . 1. The development of plastic architecture. Plastics are high-performance materials with very different properties and can be found in the world around us in many different forms and applications. One of the areas where plastics are used is architecture. Building with plastics is an experi mental and highly interesting..
Jul 28, 2016 . Properties of Plastics as a Construction Material Each plastic material has its own peculiar properties to suit its particular uses. The success of plastic as an engineering material will depends up on the selection of variety of plastic. Following are the general properties of plastic. Appearance Chemical..
It was not long before these and other advancements in plastics and materials sciences found their way into the construction industry. Here, then, are some of the more prevalent plastics in construction and their uses. Thermosetting plastics. One of the most important thermosetting plastics is polyurethane, an organic..
Plastic is the generic name for a family of synthetic materials derived from petrochemicals. It is often product of two or more components. There are many families of plastics and polymers being used in construction industry. Examples of plastics used in building are: Acrylic · Composites · Expanded Polystyrene..
Jul 1, 2001 . The construction industry has found uses for plastics in nearly every application from concrete to paints, consuming 22% of all plastic sold in North America. Photo:Cargill Dow In some cases, plastic products are a green choice due to charac-teristics like durability and insulative value. However, some..
At the same time the global economic downturn post-2008 has had a significant impact on the building and construction sector in Europe. The challenge for all involved in the sector is to find and develop products and applications that are cost-effective, high quality and environmentally sustainable at the same time
Apr 7, 2015 . The 2015 Tex-Fab pavilion winner uses a lightweight plastic composite to achieve a novel construction characterized by large-scale volumetric components
AbstractIn lieu of the fact that plastic materials have many unique properties, they are in several new applications. This research studied the application of plastic materials in Nigerian building industry, the extent to which plastic products are being used in Nigeria for structural elements in building construction and factors..
In this post, we take a look at how the construction industry is using plastic materials and why. Many construction companies are using plastic materials. The components used include everything from plastic screws and hinges to bigger plastic parts that are used in decoration, electric wiring, flooring, wall covering, water..
Aug 20, 2015 . Today, plastics materials are so widely used in the building industry that itmaterials are so widely used in the building industry that it would be difficult to envisage the construction of any building without them. Many products are available which meet the various building and fire regulations. Some of the..
Though basic construction materials such as metal, wood and masonry remain staples in construction, many plastic materials are as strong if not stronger than certain metals. Plastic hardware is corrosion resistant, allowing it to survive outside in inclement weather indefinitely. Plastic components used in construction cover
Polymer is the main substance of plastic. Monomers are the 'building blocks', polymer is the completed plastic and the reaction is called polymerization. During production processes, as well as oil-based chemicals, chlorine, hydrochloric acid, fluorine, nitrogen, oxygen and sulphur are the substances used. Nearly all..
Dec 18, 2008 . Today, there is a wide variety of plastics being used in building and construction applications. Vinyl represents the lion's share of the market at around 50%, followed by polyethylene at 12%, and polypropylene at 7%. Both polyurethane and nylon each account for around 9% of the plastics used in building..