This technology offers an optimization of the Thermoplastic Composite (TPC) pultrusion process incorporating ultrasounds heating system for the development a ground-breaking TPC rods for rehabilitations, strengthening and protection of concrete structures. These corrosion-resistant rods will provide high tensile strength to avoid damage and make stronger structures, structural parts, serviceability improvement, or construction defects among other applications. The TPC is composed of high performances thermoplastic matrix such as polyamide (PA), polyphenylene sulphide (PPS) or polyether ether ketone (PEEK) as matrix and carbon fibre (CF) as reinforcement.
The major outputs and results for the PULTROD project are:
Our MicroPultrusion technology aims at the production and market implementation of a new generation of Thermoplastic Composite (TPC) rods with high mechanical properties and other advantages such as re-shapeability and recyclability. These innovative rods will be designed especially to be used in the repairing, strengthening and protection for concrete structures in bridges, office buildings, residences, factories and warehouses. Also, this rod can be used in other types of constructions where steel is not competitive enough as marine environments or installations electrical or magnetic fields.