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Avant-garde design-inspired canopy featuring nanotechnology

News International-French

25 Feb 2019

Gazechim Composites Iberica designed, developed and implemented a large, avant-garde design-inspired canopy for its headquarters in Valencia. The self-supported structure leverages graphene-based nanotechnology.

The self-supported structure leverages graphene-based nanotechnology over a total surface area of 340m²

The self-supported structure leverages graphene-based nanotechnology over a total surface area of 340m²

Capitalizing on the design flexibility and superior aesthetic characteristics of composite materials, Gazechim Composites Iberica designed, developed and implemented a fully-reimagined, large, avant-garde design-inspired canopy for its logistics headquarters building in Valencia, Spain.

The self-supported structure leverages graphene-based nanotechnology over a total surface area of 340m² and resembles the hard top of a boat. It is the first construction application using nanotechnology in a polymeric matrix to enhance composite performance. The matrix was doped with graphene to enhance its flexural modulus and tensile strength properties, while reducing the overall weight of structures.

Avant-garde design-inspired canopy featuring nanotechnology

Key Benefits:
> Demonstrating the design freedom, flexibility and overall advantages of composites
> Highlighting the use of graphene nanotechnology to improve key properties
> Showcasing the future of construction in architecture
> Highly-industrialized manufacturing and implementation process
> Highlighting the ongoing innovations in composites

 


What is the market potential for your innovation?
The potential market is the building sector itself. Specially, opportunities to be implemented in architectonic façades, building envelopes and functional elements like the canopy of the project, where enhanced structural properties at low weight are achieved thanks to the contribution of graphene to the composite. This innovation offers a wide range of advantages comprising freedom of design and applications in all types of environments.

This innovation has been selected as a finalist for the JEC Innovation Awards 2019 in the Construction & Infrastructure category.

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The JEC Innovation Awards - organized by the JEC Group - are recognized as the industry’s most prestigious awards that identify, promote and reward the most innovative composite projects worldwide. The award winners will be announced during JEC World 2019 on 13 March at 4.30pm. 

Gazechim Composites Iberica will showcase their innovation at JEC World 2019 at Booth J27, Pavilion 5.
Their associated partners are Chem-Trend (Germany), Chomarat (France), Euromere (France), Graphenano Composites (Spain), Gurit (Germany), Look Composites (Spain), Nouryon (Netherlands), Obo (Germany), Omar Coatings (Spain), Owens Corning (Italy), Polymec (Spain),  Polynt Composites (Spain), Talleres Xúquer (Spain).