PU system used to rebuild storm-damaged seawalls

URETHANES TECHNOLOGY INTERNATIONAL

Published: January 31, 2013 10:33 am ET
Updated: January 31, 2013 10:37 am ET

Related to this story

Topics Materials, Construction, Marine, Polyurethane, Materials Suppliers
Companies & Associations Bayer MaterialScience LLC

ORLANDO, FLA. -- Bayer MaterialScience says its polyurethane system Baydur has been used to help rebuild sea walls in North America following the destruction by Superstorm Sandy in October.

The hurricane tore apart sea walls designed to protect the coast. Newly constructed or rebuilt seawalls will need to withstand harsh marine environments, storm surges and last longer than seawalls made from traditional materials, BMS said.

BMS said Gulf Synthetics' PURLoc, made using its Baydur PUL 2500 polyurethanes system, is a cost-effective solution for waterfront projects, and will help protect "thousands of miles" of bulkheads, canals and waterfront homes.

"With Bayer's polyurethane and our manufacturing technique, we're able to create a 100 percent pure polyurethane composite sheet pile section that is 30 percent stronger than any other composite sheet pile currently sold by others," claimed Mitch Wood, owner of Gulf Synthetics of Cumming, Ga., in a Jan. 30 news release.

PURLoc is manufactured by the pultrusion process and is first composite sheet pile to use a special urethane injection box, BMS said. This allows for the injection of resins through dense layers of roving and fabrics.

The PURLoc seawall is on display at Composites 2013, held Jan. 29-31 in Orlando.


Comments

PU system used to rebuild storm-damaged seawalls

URETHANES TECHNOLOGY INTERNATIONAL

Published: January 31, 2013 10:33 am ET
Updated: January 31, 2013 10:37 am ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

Citadel opens second compounding facility in China, near Shanghai

January 27, 2015 3:22 pm ET

Citadel Plastics Inc., the American manufacturer of thermoplastic and engineered composite compounds, has opened its second facility in China,...    More

Image

Sales, profit fall at DuPont

January 27, 2015 3:13 pm ET

Materials giant DuPont Co. will use almost all of the proceeds from an upcoming spinoff — one that includes its fluoropolymer and titanium...    More

Image

A. Schulman, Citadel continue buying blitz

January 27, 2015 11:32 am ET

A. Schulman Inc. and Citadel Plastics Inc. — two deal-happy materials firms — were at it again in the second half of 2014.    More

Image

It's becoming a seller's market for plastics firms

January 27, 2015 11:37 am ET

The pace of plastics mergers and acquisitions activity slowed a bit in the second half of 2014 — but market watchers have high expectations for ...    More

Image

Materials market sees more deals

January 27, 2015 11:26 am ET

Plastics materials deals showed modest growth in 2014, increasing 6 percent vs. their 2013 total.    More

Market Reports

Plastics in Automotive: Innovation & Emerging Trends

This special report newly released by PN and sponsored by The Conair Group examines current trends in the use of plastics in automotive, materials innovations and the changing landscape. It includes a review of legislative/regulatory activity impacting vehicle development and lightweighting, market opportunities & challenges for mold and toolmakers, innovative design strategies being implemented by major OEMs and suppliers, as well as a review of key indicators in Canada, Mexico, Brazil and China.

Learn more

Plastics Recycling Trends in North America

This report is a review and analysis of the North American Plastics Recycling Industry, including key trends and statistics based on 2013 performance. We examine market environment factors, regulatory issues, industry challenges, key drivers and emerging trends in post-consumer and post-industrial recycling.

Learn more

Injection Molding Market Analysis & Processor Rankings

Plastics News BUNDLED package contains our in-depth Market Analysis of the Injection Molding segment. You will gain keen insight on current trends and our economic outlook.

As a BONUS this includes PN's updated 2014 database of North American Injection Molders RANKED by sales volume. Sort, merge, mail & prospect by end market, materials processed, region, # of plants and more.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

February 4, 2015 - February 6, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

June 2, 2015 - June 3, 2015Plastics Financial Summit - Chicago 2015

September 16, 2015 - September 18, 2015Plastics Caps & Closures - September 2015

More Events