Plazrok™ is a manufactured lightweight polymer aggregate made entirely from the wastestream designed to replace conventional aggregates in a range of concrete applications. Plazrok™ not only provides a range of benefits to concrete but uses all plastic waste without the need to sort or separate along with a range of other waste product derived from landfills.
Concrete made with Plazrok™
can be manufactured between 10 – 40% lighter than concrete made with traditional stone aggregate.
achieves compressive strengths comparable to conventional concrete.
has potential seismic advantages, as it is able to compress and flex without breaking or cracking to a greater degree than concrete made with traditional stone aggregate.
The logistics of transporting and construction are reduced, as the weight of Plazrok™ is ¼ of traditional stone aggregate, leading to a reduction in transport costs to the construction site, labour and construction time when used.
Concrete made with Plazrok™ aggregate has the environmental benefits of reducing landfill and fixing carbon from the ecosystem. Plazrok™ is a technically viable socially acceptable long term solution to the waste plastic disposal problem that can be rolled out globally and profitably with benefits for both the environments and concrete industries
Plastic is one of the most useful and important materials in modern society, however, concern about the environmental impacts of plastic on the world’s ecosystems are growing.
280 million tonnes of plastic are produced globally each year.
220 million tonnes of plastic ends up in landfill
20 million tonnes of plastic ends up in the world’s oceans,
The balance is recycled, remains in use or unreported.
Global Demand for Construction Aggregates to Exceed 48 Billion Metric Tons in 2016