SIS Completes Engineering Assessment on use of Recycled Plastics in FRP Bridges

0 Comments | September 10, 2020

In 2019 SIS tasked an internal engineer to undertake an investigation to change out the foam core in our FRP composite bridges to recycled plastic. This was submitted to our manufacturing partner FiberCore Europe and put forward for peer review. As SIS moves to commence the manufacture of FiberCore bridges under licence in Australia in late 2020, trials using 100% recycled plastic will be conducted throughout 2021 with the intention of completing full scale testing by the end of 2021. SIS and its management have played a role in recycling Australia’s waste plastic for over 20 years and yesterday marks a milestone in this sector with the South Australian Government becoming the first state to ban single-use plastics in Australia. Legislation banning the sale, supply and distribution of plastic products like straws, cutlery and beverage stirrers passed the State Parliament yesterday. SIS applauds the South Australian Government and in particular the work of Environment Minister David Speirs in this achievement. 

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