The InfraCore® technology enables the realization of strong, robust, damage-tolerant and fail-safe FRP structures, specifically conceived for heavily loaded structures, capable of surviving very harsh heavy-duty operations.
InfraCore® technology has successfully solved one of the major challenges of the FRP community, by making delamination of fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) sandwich structures, especially due to fatigue after impact, inconsequential.
Structures with InfraCore® Inside are cheaper, lighter, stronger than comparable conventional heavily loaded FRP solutions. It is even cost-competitive purchasing-wise as compared to conventional material equivalents.
One of the reasons is that the technology only needs non-structural foam (for production only). Even the realization of hollow structures is possible, thereby facilitating further functional integration, or even lighter damage tolerant structures.
FiberCore Europe, one of our sister companies, has realized in the past couple of years cost-effective solutions for the infrastructural sector, based on the worldwide patented InfraCore® technology. This has resulted in an unprecedented track record, with a wide portfolio of applications, such as various types of bridges, bridge decks and lock gates. More than 1000 heavy duty structures with InfraCore® Inside have been successfully delivered.
The inherent fail-safety of the InfraCore® technology has been proven and validated by tests, performed by certified institutes and witnessed by recognized classification societies.
The InfraCore® technology offers a standardized and modular structural approach, which enables the realization of proven and validated cost-effective (both OPEX/CAPEX), easily scalable, lightweight, durable, maintenance free FRP structures.
The cost-competitiveness results from our patented technology:
- Reconfigurable mould, including adjustable mould edges
- Product & process optimization & industrialization
- Non-structural foam core is cheaper
Sustainability is becoming an ever more compelling argument in the materials selection process. Fiber reinforced polymer composites are strong, lightweight, environmentally resistant and durable materials which are seeing increasing adoption in the transportation, construction, renewable energy and many other markets.
Sustainability in their use phase is often a key driver for the selection of composites over traditional materials. Composite structures deliver a long service life combined with low maintenance requirements and lightweight composites result in lower energy consumption throughout a product’s life.
InfraCore® Inside makes delamination inconsequential
In general, traditional FRP structures can delaminate, which will progressively lead to catastrophic failure. The InfraCore® technology has successfully solved one of the major challenges of the FRP community, by making delamination of fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) sandwich structures, especially due to fatigue after impact, inconsequential.