DSM, Heijmans and Fibercore receive industry recognition by winning award for A27 composite bridge at InfraTech 2013
By giving the so-called ‘Halftime’ innovation award, the Jury praised the innovative approach to bridge design and construction, enabling a high bridge installation speed and a turnaround of less than 48 hours. While traffic was able to run for most of the time, the companies could put in place a structure with great mechanical integrity that can resist the elements for many years to come.
“Bridges made from composite materials have inherently a lower weight than their counterparts in steel and concrete.” says Robert Puyenbroek, Chief Technical Officer of DSM Composite Resins. “Moreover these materials require little maintenance and therefore can help to minimize bridge operating cost. This is good news for both bridge operators as well as for the environment”.
“DSM has been at the forefront of introducing composites technology in new markets and applications”, adds Fons Harbers, European Commercial Director DSM Composite Resins. “I am happy to see DSM and its partners receive this recognition by the industry experts.”