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"Magical" Russian Steel Could Re-define Global Construction Standards


I'll be the first to tell you that I'm not very handy with tools.  My friends, family, girlfriend, and ex-wife will confirm this with embarrassing clarity.  Building things is not my forum-though I'm really good at destroying things.

So bear with me while I figure this out.

It seems that a Russian company has developed a new type of construction material that is 50% cheaper than steel, weighs significantly less, and won't corrode.
It is called a Glass Fiber Reinforced Composite Polymeric Armature.  Essentially, this material operates sort of like a cross between concrete and steel.  It can be used for multiple purposes, ranging from dry dock moorings to road construction. A spiraled core inside the armature provides certain amount of flexibility that enables connection of load bearing areas to brick surface areas.

I suspect that the steel industry should keep it's eyes on this stuff, as it may be the wave of future construction...

SOURCES: Alibaba.com

Comments
May 25, 2009
by Anonymous

Imagine worldwide effect alone

Its EZ to see this Steel worldwide.

See 60 MIN Report Sunday on Buy American (repeat telecast) about NewCorp steel & imports.

Darn Russia would own patent on this.

Or Lisc for Heavy Fee?

Major Implications alone.

& can speed Remodelling etc alone IE Theme parks.

CUT Years off in Assembly, Remodelling alone for Huge Projects IF adopted.

May 26, 2009
by John P. Barker
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Yeah...

It's gonna be an interesting ride for the industry if this stuff does what they say it does...