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Construction

Construction is the colossal cornerstone of the human civilization and has had a mammoth growth throughout the 20th century and will keep driving the 21st century. The majority of builders and contractors use plywood or iron sheets for casting pillars or beams. In concrete casting, the application of shuttering plywood has been virtually unchallenged till now. Iron blocks in lieu of plywood has been experimented with but has not made a breakthrough in the mainstream market because of the cost constraint and iron’s rust-prone nature. Plywood has its own share of problems which has led the market to search for reliable alternatives to facilitate ease of use and cost efficiency. DURECO is pleased to present the alternative that the construction industry has been pining for – DURECO Sheets.

USP
“Innovation comes at a price”. Or so we are led to believe. DURECO is here to quell that myth with its shuttering sheets. The following comparative study will demonstrate DURECO’s cost advantage and to show that everyone can share in this innovation :

MATERIAL

GOOD QUALITY WATERPROOF PLY – 12MM

IRON SHUTTERING

DURECO SHEETS – 18MM

Basic Cost/Sq. Ft.

45.00

55.00

100.00

No. of Optimum Cycles

6

10

50

Cost per Cycle(Sq. Ft.)

7.50

5.50

2.00


The above cost-study demonstrates that DURECO sheets are 3.75 times cheaper than conventional plywood and 2.75 times cheaper than iron shuttering.

It might sound unbelievable at first but if you do the math you will find the ground-breaking reality that you save approximately 50% on a per cycle cost basis. That frees up a lot of working capital and you can calculate it’s repercussions for the growth of your company and effective capital management. Moreover, DURECO sheets offer an optimum usage of 50 cycles as against a paltry 6 offered by traditional plywood or 10 by iron shuttering.

Quality

DURECO sheets are made of fiber reinforced plastic composites coupled with additives giving the sheets improved stability & mechanical properties and also greater tensile strength all of which are very important in the construction industry.

It is made out of fiber reinforced polyethylene/polypropylene coupled with additives is subjected to hot compression molding which gives superior strength to the sheet, preventing it from breaking or cracking easily and making it suitable for shuttering use against concrete casting.

It tends to hold nails better without splintering or cracking and it can be easily drilled, sawn, screwed, chamfered, chiseled, hammered and sealed like timber.

 It is waterproof and can be used in saline water or fresh water without any damage.

It is resistant to termites, borers and other microbes.

It is resistant to most hazardous chemicals including conc. Nitric acid.

It does not need layering/epoxy/red oxide finish required.

It does not require mould oiling at all.

It can be cleaned easily by pouring water on it using a hose.

It is maintenance free and can be stacked in open air on top of each other without waiting for drying. Allows for easy and hassle-free storage.

It is labor friendly due to the ease of use.

It is not required but it can be oil-painted, polished, glued, enameled or electroplated to improve its aesthetic value if desired.

With drastic reduction in honeycomb and other post casting abnormalities, it offers smoother casting surface thereby saving cost indirectly.

DURECO sheet is like a two-edged sword. The benefits keep on coming as there is one more thing: After completing the huge no. of use cycles, it need not be discarded as scrap. DURECO sheets can be easily cleaned and be ideally used for flooring making garden furniture, fencing, gates, dog houses, get-ups, poolside chairs, and park benches amongst others with a maintenance free life span of 20 years. One must be amazed at the all round ability of DURECO sheets.

 

PROPERTIES

RESULTS

1. Density, GM/CCm

0.935

2. Moisture Content (%)

0.180

3. Water Absorption (%) a) 24 hour cold soak
b) 2 hour boiling

 0.276
0.662

4. Thickness Swelling (%) a) 24 hour cold soak
b) 2 hour boiling

 0.000
1.300

5. Flexural Strength, MPa

9.430

6. Flexural Modulus, MPa

654.200

7. Tensile Strength, MPa

5.780

8. Tensile Modulus, MPa

334.000

9. Impact Strength, J/M

240.200

Size of DURECO sheets: 1500 X 900 mm (+/- 2mm)

PURPOSE

THICKNESS

Shuttering

18 – 22 mm

Fencing

18 – 22 mm

Outdoor Furniture

18 – 22 mm

Flooring in Chemical Factories

22 mm

Sunshade

18 – 22 mm