Get greater design flexibility, better insulation and increased seismic resistance – while eliminating 1/3 of the concrete needed
Plascon has designed and developed an innovative construction product made from 100% recycled plastics.
BubbleNet™ eliminates 1/3 of the concrete needed to construct high-rise condos and tilt-up warehouses.
This innovative technology creates light-weight floors and ceilings that lowers CO2 drastically because there is less concrete being mixed, less concrete and water being shipped, and less concrete being poured and used in the construction.
For an average 25-story high-rise building, this eliminates over 1,290 tons of CO2.
The compressive strength of these hollow, bubble-filled concrete slabs is as good as solid concrete slabs.
BubbleNet™ also provides better thermal insulation, better acoustic buffering, and increased seismic resistance.
You also get greater flexibility in design with fewer columns, wider spans, and taller buildings.
Tested, approved and meets Canada and U.S. Building Codes
This innovative building technology is already tested, approved and written into the Building Codes in both Canada and the U.S.
Plascon has partnered with BubbleDeck North America, with the underlying core technology for thick concrete slabs.
Patent applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office were filed earlier this year.
Did you know?
Concrete is used more than any other man-made material in the world. It also generates over 7% of the world’s CO2 emissions
- Concrete is the 2nd most consumed substance on the planet behind water.
- Concrete can last for thousands of years; the oldest known concrete dates back to 500 BC.
- Over ten billion tons of concrete is produced every year.
The production of one ton of Portland cement, the main ingredient in concrete, causes the release of one ton of CO2 into the atmosphere.
You already know that CO2 is a greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming.
But you may not have known that concrete generates over 7% of the world’s total CO2 emissions.
Fellow global citizen, you and I are both fully invested in the sustainability of this planet.
We simply must reverse the current trend of CO2 produced by our industrial processes.
And at Plascon, we have one simple way to do that: drastically reduce the concrete used to build our high-rise buildings and tilt-up warehouses.
BubbleNet™ furthers Plascon’s commitment to making a positive impact on our environment
Plascon has ensured that its materials, products, and processes are sustainable, transparent, and conflict free.
Recycling plastic is a hard problem. It’s why we pride ourselves as innovators and leaders in working with post-consumer recycled material (PCR). Plascon is recognized as the only manufacturer of consumer packaging products that are 100% PCR.
We’ve designed and developed products using a composite material that is a mix of recycled car tire rubber mixed with recycled plastics.
Plascon takes an innovative, creative approach to making connected sheets of voided spheres at scale, and our technology can be replicated for building projects simultaneously from coast to coast.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
~ Margaret Mead
It is no coincidence that concrete is the colour of gloomy weather.
We believe our expertise and dedication will help save our planet, and invite you to join us to do it together.
Together, we CAN change the world. Indeed, we must.
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