ProtectiFlex is an adaptable protective construction material which can be easily installed in even the most inhospitable environments. It is suitable for retrofit of existing structures or introduced as a key part of a new construction in a wide variety of applications and sectors, such as:
ProtectiFlex comes in various construction forms including masonry block, precast, and/or integrated composite/modular solutions which can be developed for various applications including façade systems for high-profile buildings and modular shield systems for bridge components, road and rail tunnels. It can also be used for protection of cooling tanks and transformers and integrated into anti-ram bollard systems. Additionally, it can be incorporated into full modular systems such as substations, guard booths, perimeter walls & watch towers and deployable modular buildings shield components
Based on our prototype development and blast/ballistic testing effort, base material has 30% reduction in density to traditional concrete. One system developed is a ProtectiFlex composite stud wall panel modular system that provides 45% weight reduction compared with reinforced concrete and with fully grouted reinforced masonry for an equivalent blast and ballistic rating performance. The product also developed in a monolithic precast form provides around twice the thickness reduction for higher UL ballistic rating levels.
ProtectiFlex is designed to utilize existing construction implementation practices in the masonry, cast-in-place and/or precast concrete industries, thus providing a cost-effective solution to facility owners. Our concrete-like material provides for the ability to treat it like a true concrete when manufacturing, allowing for a wider variety of applications for use. The product is extremely resilient, durable, sustainable and environmentally friendly.
In contrast, conventional concrete and masonry construction material products used for high threat environments, close-range blast effects and combination of terrorism threats (forced entry, blast and/or ballistic) are dense, bulky, brittle and lack enhanced damping characteristics. They also have not proven to provide a single effective solution to a variety of combined threats with an optimized section profile, footprint and associated cost.