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Orenco Composites and FiberCore collaborate to license the application of the InfraCore technology in the USA

News International-French

3 Mar 2020

This special collaboration will provide several opportunities for both companies.

Orenco factories Oregon USA

Orenco factories Oregon USA

Orenco will not only increase its market share in the USA, but with its knowledge of the engineering and production of large composite products will also grow the InfraCore technology itself.

Eric Ball, Senior Vice President of Orenco Composites
Eric Ball, Senior Vice President of Orenco Composites says:

“InfraCore Inside was developed in the Netherlands. Now, we’re combining this innovative technology with our state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities to create uniquely robust composite structures. Bridges with InfraCore Inside are distinguished by incredible adhesion throughout their structure. They require only a minimal foundation, and because they’re relatively lightweight, they’re easy to install. These bridges are sustainable, reliable, virtually maintenance-free, and designed to last over 50 years.”

InfraCore technology is developed and patented by FiberCore and has been proven in more than 1,000 heavy-traffic bridges and lock gates worldwide. InfraCore technology offers a standardized and modular structural approach. This enables the realization of proven and validated cost-effective (both OPEX/CAPEX) FRP structures that are easily scalable, lightweight, durable, maintenance-free, heavy-duty, damage-tolerant, and load-bearing.

Simon de Jong, co-founder/CEO of FiberCore
According to Simon de Jong, co-founder/CEO of FiberCore (the developer of InfraCore Inside):

“The InfraCore technology has successfully solved one of the major challenges of the fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) community: making delamination of FRP sandwich structures, especially due to fatigue after impact, inconsequential by creating a continuous structural connection of glass fibers between the top and bottom of the structure. The construction contains no internal glues or bolted connections.
The strength comes entirely from the fibers, which themselves are much stronger than steel. Besides bridges and lock gates, our technology is used today in [sea] ship construction and offshore wind energy projects. This year, we expect to start our first project in the aerospace industry. Our cooperation with Orenco shows yet another application of our versatile technologies.”

FiberCore is now developing and marketing new cross-sector product-market combinations based on InfraCore, in collaboration with strategic partners in the constructive maritime, off-shore, oil & gas, energy, and other industries worldwide. InfraCore technology is already implemented in the EU-SUREbridge project and in the EU-Ramses project (heavy-duty ship decks, rudders for sea vessels, and interior walls on cruise ships).

InfraCore pedestrian bridge Excersitiesingel Rotterdam NL

InfraCore pedestrian bridge Excersitiesingel Rotterdam NL

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