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SIS Delivers WPC / FRP Beach Access Staircase

Before and after the beach access staircase upgrade.

SIS is proud to have recently delivered a beach access staircase at Henley Beach for the City of Charles Sturt (SA). SIS were head contractors on the project and completed the design, engineering and installation.

 

The staircase is hybrid in nature, featuring Fibreglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) Grating, Wood Plastic Composite (WPC) posts and Stainless Steel Handrailing.

 

Projects in beach terrains offer challenges regarding anchorage points and ongoing concerns surrounding corrosion. The delivery of this project, despite these challenges, is a testament to the versatility and durability of composite products, as well as the SIS team.

 

The durability, in particular, of composite FRP & WPC products means that this staircase will be able to be used and enjoyed by the community for many decades to come.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact SIS and ask to speak with a structures manager for further information.

 

 

 

 

Recycled Plastic Asphalt Trial – Fulton Hogan

SIS wish to congratulate Fulton Hogan on their recent large-scale trial of incorporating recycled plastic into bitumen binder to make asphalt.

 

The trial section, conducted at Christchurch International Airport, was laid in late May 2018 and involved the use of used plastic oil containers, which would have otherwise been sent to landfill. Fulton Hogan reuses oil that they collect from businesses as an alternative fuel source. The plastic containers are shredded and granulated before being incorporated into the bitumen.

 

The plastic-bitumen asphalt created with these containers will be used for the loading of heavy vehicle traffic.

 

SIS’ product development team members have been working to incorporate recycled, post-consumer waste plastic into our products for over 20 years.  As strong supporters of recycled products and of the infrastructure industry, SIS are very proud to support initiatives such as this. Not only do these sorts of approaches minimise the negative environmental impact of plastic waste, but they also recognise the high quality and performability of plastic products in infrastructure settings.

 

View our range of recycled plastic and plastic composite (WPC & FRP) products here: http://www.sisau.com.au/catalogue/products/oem/


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