JEC Innovation Award 2019
Sireg Geotech winner of the First prize in the”Construction & Infrastructures” category, together with Arkema, the University of Miami, and the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP).
March 19, 2019
At the JEC Innovation Award 2019 ceremony Sireg Geotech received first prize in the “Construction & Infrastructures” category in partnership with Arkema, the University of Miami, and the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP).
The JEC Innovation Awards identify, promote and reward the most innovative composite projects worldwide and celebrates the fruitful cooperations between the different segments of the Composite Supply Chain. In 2019, 30 finalists have been selected by an international jury of experts from more than a hundred applications.
“Sireg Geotech’s traditionally invests in the Development of new plastic and composite materials”, – underlined Sonja Blanc, CEO Sireg Geotech, while receiving the prize last March, 13,“and it has been involved by International Research Institutes and Universities in the development of ecological engineering solutions. That is why it is a great honour to receive this award. This is the confirmation that the efforts and resources that me and my team are dedicating to the innovation activity are the right way to allow our 83 years old Italian company to continue to be competitive in the world and in line with the time”.
The “Bendable thermoplastic composite reinforcements for concrete” proposed has been rewarded for its characteristics in “revolutionizing the durability of construction”. This award in fact recognizes the innovation in the development and manufacture of glass fiber composite reinforcement bars (rebars) as well as cables for prestressed concrete applications, made with thermoplastic resin. These kind of composite products do not rust or corrode and can be reheated and easily shaped or bent.
Since 1936, the companies of the Sireg Group have been manufacturing specialized products, adapting to the markets’ requests and technological changes: Sireg Geotech focuses on products in thermoplastic, thermosetting and composite materials for soil consolidation, for the repair of damaged civil constructions and historic buildings and for new constructions applications. The company today is a worldwide reference for designers and developers, both public and private, in the field of infrastructure and civil construction.
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