16 July 2010
16 July 2010
Innovative Composites International (ICI) has received a purchase order for a composite pedestrian bridge from Engineered Plastics Inc, a US specialty composite products manufacturer that serves the infrastructure/construction, mass transit and corrections industries.
The pedestrian bridge is part of the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the Winnetka train station, 30km north of Chicago, Illinois. ICI say that utilization of their StructureLite composite panels provides the bridge system with a strength-to-weight ratio greater than steel, offering significant design advantages and quick installation on site with a small work crew.
Mr. Ken Szekely, President of EPI commented, ""Over the last few years the demand for composite pedestrian bridges has steadily risen and our distributors have been looking for a solution. EPI has many more pedestrian bridge orders in the pipeline following the successful completion of the project in Winnetka. Utilizing ICI's StructureLite panels we can offer superior performance at competitive prices which should allow EPI to capture a significant part of the composite bridge market in North America.""
Terry Ball, ICI's Chief Executive Officer said, ""Pedestrian bridges are another application ideally suited for our panels. Mass transit, municipal facilities, parks and private property landscaping solutions, the appeal of affordable composite bridges that lower maintenance costs is universal. We are excited about expanding our partnership with Engineered Plastics and look forward to a strong demand for composite bridges in the future.""
Applications for composites in the sports and leisure sector will be showcased by various exhibitors at Composites Europe in Stuttgart, Germany, on 6-8 November.
The programme has been announced for the second Composites in Sport Conference and Exhibition, being held at Loughborough University, UK, on 3-4 October 2018.