Looking for partners: Plastic roads may put asphalt to shame

The PlasticRoad is still an idea on paper at the moment; the next stage is to build it and test it in a laboratory to make sure it’s safe in wet and slippery conditions and so on. We are looking for partners who want to collaborate on a pilot – as well as manufacturers in the plastics industry.

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Construction company has revealed its innovation for recycled plastic roads.

The German company claim that “Plastic Road features numerous advantages compared to conventional roads, both in terms of construction and maintenance. Plastic is much more sustainable and opens the door for a number of new innovations such as power generation, quiet road surfaces, heated roads and modular construction. Additionally, the PlasticRoad design features a ‘hollow’ space that can be used for cables, pipes and rainwater”.

Besides, they’d last about three times longer and survive greater temperature ranges between -40F and 176F. You can pre-assemble them to lay them down faster.

The PlasticRoad is still an idea on paper at the moment; the next stage is to build it and test it in a laboratory to make sure it’s safe in wet and slippery conditions and so on. “We are looking for partners who want to collaborate on a pilot – as well as manufacturers in the plastics industry”, the company says.

The Dutch city of Rotterdam is interested in trying out these plastic surfaces in its “street lab, ” and the company hopes to have an honest-to-goodness route in operation within three years.

 

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