UHPC DUCTAL: AN IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS
Metalco is the first street furniture company that can certify its UHPC concrete products: all the new products in the “Stile Molecular Concrete” catalogue are produced by Il Cantiere (with an exclusive contract) using the cutting edge LAFARGE UHPC DUCTAL° concrete.
This material has unique and innovative characteristics: the compression, flexure, abrasion, porosity and fire resistance are substantially higher than any other UHPC concrete, making it usable in numerous scopes, one of which – thanks to Metalco – is street furniture.
UHPC DUCTAL concrete allows to manufacture products up to 5 times less thick than traditional concrete products: the METALCO AIR bench, for example, is only 2.5 cm thick.
One of the added values is sustainability: the required quantity of UHPC concrete to be used is significantly lower than the one used to manufacture products with standard or HPC concrete, and it can be recycled after the product end-of-life.