Formwork Solutions with Expanded Polystyrene
Expanded polystyrene appears to have endless applications in the modern world. From ice boxes to isolation, there’s quite a lot you can do with a bit of expanded polystyrene (EPS). One of those many uses is as a formwork solution.
EPS seems to be the best suited for shaping various forms. In fact, it’s an ideal solution whenever you need a difficult shape crafted.
Dive into the world of expanded polystyrene and its incredible potential to shape the world around you. You will, no doubt, be surprised when you hear about all of its fantastic uses.
What Are Formwork Solutions?
First of all, we have to answer the question of what formwork is before we provide the solutions for it.
When we discuss formwork, we’re really talking about a surface on top of which the concrete is poured. It also includes the framing that is supposed to contain and shape the wet concrete, as well as frames and bracing which provide stability.
After concrete becomes self-supporting, there’s no more need for the framing.
Our innovative procedures and surface coatings enable us to create concrete castings for even the most difficult of shapes. You can use our solutions up to a dozen times depending on the surface coating utilized.
We also use various types of formwork materials. The surface coatings we use include PVC films, thermoformed ABS films and fiberglass.
Our Formwork Solutions
We provide formwork solutions for various shapes:
You’ll find out all you need to know about those types of formwork and how we achieve them.
In the End
Expanded polystyrene is an excellent choice for various formworks due to its high durability, shock absorption capabilities, and relatively low cost. It’s extremely easy to install or dismantle, after which it’s 100% recyclable.
Whether it’s arches, domes, or complex shapes you need, EPS is the way to go. We can provide you with any formwork solution you need thanks to the amazing properties of expanded polystyrene.
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Just like the columns, arch frames are also made out of EPS and plastic. Our arch formwork is a semi-disposable solution that you can reuse up to 6 times.
Creating arches and other unique shapes within concrete walls is no easy task. But with our lightweight solutions, it becomes quite trivial.
Our formwork is perfectly suited for a variety of applications, including decorative concrete arches in both private and public areas. We can also realize specific designs such as arches in Islamic concrete windows, or the regular concrete windows.
EPS DOME FORMWORK SOLUTIONSRead More
Domes are quite a difficult form to achieve, but the combination of EPS and plastic makes it possible.
The density of EPS allows for the creation of formwork that can sustain the burden of concrete. Our lightweight system can withstand the great weight of concrete
Since our dome formwork solutions are easy to install and incredibly resistant, we can construct both inner and outer domes in as little time as possible.
EPS EXTERIOR CORNICESRead More
Cornices are curved lines that you can find on both the exterior and the interior of a building. They add a nice aesthetic touch to the building, making it more pleasing to the eye, but also have some more useful features.
Exterior cornices can be a great source of shade around your home. They protect the building from the elements, balancing out the temperature, and preventing deterioration.
And aside from all of that, they’re devilishly difficult to make. To create an exterior cornice that will stand the test of time, you need a flexible material to shape into those curved lines. EPS is an ideal material for this custom shape that can sustain the weight of the concrete, as well as the sun’s rays that the exterior cornice is often exposed to.
Our exterior cornice solution serves both those needs. Firstly, our EPS is highly durable and UV resistant. Secondly, it’s possible to cast it together with the roof slab to ensure a smooth and flawless design. Our lightweight EPS and plastic formwork require no joints, making it the best solution to exterior cornice design.
COMPLEX SHAPESRead More
A complex shape formwork is the one that sustains concrete in the most unusual of ways.
That’s where EPS comes in to play, as it’s one of the rare materials that can create almost any difficult shape and form.
This includes things such as piers for bridges, curved walls, vaults, curved stairs, and any other special shapes you can imagine. There are almost no limits to what we can achieve with our custom made formwork solutions for complex shapes.
We achieve those solutions through innovative milling procedures and surface coating to deliver high-quality concrete castings.
ABS PLASTIC FORM LINERSRead More
Tunnels, underpasses, bridge abutments, decorative walls, and curved surfaces all require ABS plastic form liners.
ABS plastic is really a thermoplastic polymer with no real melting point. Plastic form liners that are made out of it come in various patterns that enable you to decorate concrete as much as you like.
Our lightweight ABS plastic form liner system is highly durable and can, much like our other EPS formwork, be reused several times.