New Bendable Concrete Offers More Durability Than Regular Materials
ConFlexPave could halve the time it takes to install new pavement
Scientists from Nanyang Technological University‘s NTU-JTC Industrial Infrastructure Innovation Centre have invented a new kind of bendable concrete that is stronger and longer lasting that traditional concrete. ConFlexPave has been engineered by mixing certain types of hard materials with polymer microfibres, enhancing skid resistance and allowing the concrete to flex under tension.
ConFlexPave allows for the creation of slim precast pavement slabs, which could halve the time necessary for road work and creating new pavements. This would enhance workers’ safety, reduce construction time and be less inconvenient for road users. ConFlexPave has been successfully tested as tablet-sized slabs at NTU laboratories and will be scaled up for further testing over the next three years.