Elastocore® (PU) : Superior alternative to steel or reinforced concrete
Elastocore®, the filling of a patended metal-elastomer-metal composite known as SPS (Sandwich Plate System) is used in civil, oil & gas and maritime applications.
Advantages of Elastocore®
Simple and strong
Low weight and fast construction
Dampened vibration and built-in acoustic insulation
Safe and fire resistant
Can be recycled or re-used
Bonding the two steel face plates, Elastocore®, provides global support thus eliminating weak spots and preventing local buckling. The inherent characteristics of SPS deliver fire, blast, impact and ballistics protection, noise and vibration damping along with thermal insulation.
SPS is lighter and more durable than other heavy engineering materials. SPS is used in place of stiffened steel and reinforced concrete and can be found in a multitude of structural applications. The thickness of the composite elements is tailored to meet the design criteria for each application be it terraces for stadiums and arenas, bridge decks, floors or components for ship and oil & gas assets. These components are prefabricated offsite.
The use of SPS:
delivers significant weight savings in civil applications
shortens project schedules
reduces transport and storage
provides greater design options
reduces foundations and structural frames
can be recycled or re-used