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German engineering company offers ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) and engineering advice for machinery and construction industry

Country of origin:
Country: 
GERMANY
Opportunity:
External Id: 
TODE20190516001
Published
16/05/2019
Last update
22/05/2019
Expiration date
22/05/2020

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Machine Tools
Materials, components and systems for construction
Construction methods and equipment
Construction engineering (design, simulation)
Building materials
Speciality/performance materials: producers and fabricators
Machine tools, other metal working equipment (excl. numeric control)
Manufacture of construction materials, components and systems
Distribution of building products and systems
Engineering and consulting services related to construction
Manufacture of concrete products for construction purposes
Manufacture of other articles of concrete, plaster and cement
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Summary

Summary: 
A German company, specialised in the development, production and trade of ultra-high performance concrete, offers their special products and technical know-how to companies from the mechanical engineering, machine tool and/or construction industry to implement own projects. Cooperation within a technical cooperation agreement is sought.

Description

Description: 

The German company is an expert for ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC). The engineering and consultancy office has been dealing for 10 years with all aspects of this special material. They develop, produce and sell products made of UHPC for machinery business and the construction industry. Furthermore, they provide engineering advice and technical data, know-how, advice on formulation, mixing technology and execution to enable companies to manufacture components from this special material.

In the machinery industry, UHPC can subsitute cast iron, welded steel constructions, mineral cast and natural stone for machine bases and elements. UHPC elements are simpler to produce, need cheaper moulds and have less economic material costs than mineral cast or polymer concrete element. They also produce high strength mortars to fill hybrid steel constructions in machinery industry.

In construction business UHPC is mainly used for architectural facades, high resistance wear layers on bridges and water engineering as well as top layers for the repair and upgrading of bridges. A special field of application are shot, blast and burglary resistant elements.

The company has already set up UHPC-production plants in China as well as in Qatar and dispose of international experience.

They are looking internationally for partners to exploit the performance of UHPC in the framework of a technical cooperation agreement. The German UHPC experts give support for recipes, raw materials, sources, equipment and plant design for the production of UHPC. They perform structural analyses of single elements, give advice for the mould design and provide any assistance for partners to get quick results. The cooperation with companies from the mechanical engineering, machine tool industry and/or construction industry which want to realize own UHPC projects can be formally organized in the framework of a technical cooperation agreement. No license contract, shareholding or interest agreement is required.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
Ultra-high performance concrete or UHPC has five times better characteristic values than ordinary concrete. Although the costs are higher than ordinary concrete and the design and production of the prefabricated elements are more sensitive and needs special know-how, the quality, resistance and lifetime of the material is outstanding compared to ordinary concrete.

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
The German engineering and consulting company is looking for companies from the mechanical engineering, machine tool and/or construction industries. Above all, they seek cementitious concrete prefab plants, polymer concrete producers and foundries which want to enter new areas. Their sought partners should develop, produce and sell products made of UHPC to their local clients under their own responsibility, supported with advice and know-how from the German company under a technical cooperation agreement.

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,251-500,SME 51-250,>500

Dissemination

Dissemination sector group : 
Dissemination preferred : 
Croatia, Czechia, France, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, USA, Vietnam