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BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION

Architects and civil engineers often take full advantage of BPA-based materials’ inimitable composition and intrinsic qualities.

Resistance, durability and sustainability, are prerequisites for building design and construction; and all of these can be achieved thanks to BPA-based polycarbonate and epoxy resins.

Building facades or roofs are often made of polycarbonate for its lightweight and resistance to weather conditions.

Epoxy resins are used in pipes, coatings, or flooring due to their high durability.

Energy performance

Structures made with polycarbonate plastic often weigh less than glass or steel.

They are therefore ideal to support structures for large construction projects. This is linked to improvements in energy performance during the construction phase.

Polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins are also excellent insulators, making sure no energy is wasted while keeping the indoor temperature stable for inhabitants.

Innovation and Design

Polycarbonate is often architects'material of choice for three reasons: its extra-strong, inexpensive and has easy-to-work with qualities.

These are properties for which BPA, the essential building block for the manufacturing of polycarbonate, is a key enabler. 

Polycarbonate is also extremely modular. There are very few design requirements BPA-based materials can't meet. This is why they are key to the production of stadium roofs or new generation wind turbines. Virtually any demanding design can come to life with polycarbonate plastic or epoxy.

 

Durability

In construction, durability is linked to safety.

As the essential building block for the manufacturing of polycarbonate, BPA enables the material to become temperature and shock resistant, and able to endure bending and moulding to meet safety requirements.

BPA-based epoxy resins in powder coatings also provide rust-resistance which is very important to ensure a structure’s durability.