PP Nordica Denmark 5 PP Femern

PP FEMERN

Reinforce concrete structures with macro-synthetic DURUS EasyFinish-fibers from PP Nordica.

Eliminating the need for steel in most concrete applications the eco-friendly DURUS EasyFinish offers a superior performance and cost savings as well as health and safety advantages for concrete suppliers, contractors, and designers alike. As a result a synergy blooms by the reduction of carbon emissions from concrete reinforcement production and processes with 60-90% compared to the only conventional alternative.

DURUS EasyFinish synthetic macro fibre is extremely easy to handle and apply. The reinforcement comes ready mixed into the concrete or can be added on site – a major advantage over steel mesh, with the risk of being placed incorrectly, affecting quality and production schedules. The fibers are inert to atmospheric conditions, the alkalinity of concrete, and moisture, and therefore 100% rust-free. This makes for a long service life of the finished fibre-reinforced concrete structure.

DURUS EasyFinish also requires significantly less storage space than steel rebar reinforcement and eliminates the risk of injuries from trips, falls and cuts associated with steel mesh. Even more important it saves time as the need for steel mesh installations before pouring the concrete is eliminated.

Property improvements

  • Increased flexural toughness of the finished concrete
  • Enhanced impact resistance of the concrete
  • Improved freeze-thaw resistance of concrete
  • Reduced bleeding

Advantages

  • Maximizes design freedom
  • Increases speed of construction
  • Safer for workers to use than steel
  • Significantly less embodied carbon dioxide when compared with steel reinforcement
  • Minimizes wear on equipment
  • Corrosion-free, making for durable concrete structures

Documentation

DURUS® EasyFinish

EPD

DURUS® EasyFinish

Brochure

DURUS® EasyFinish

Datasheet

Crackstop® Ultra

EPD

Crackstop® Ultra

Brochure

Crackstop® Ultra

Datasheet

The sustainable choice

The core value of PP Nordica Group with main operations in Denmark and subsidiaries in Sweden, Norway, Baltic, and Poland, is to elevate the green transition and reduce the environmental impact of the building industry worldwide. Nothing less. 

Some would call that ambitious. We agree. The most substantial changes can be made looking at the largest area of potential. With e.g., the building industry in Denmark being responsible for 35% of the entire waist-stock and 20% of the national carbon emissions it is the industry with the absolute highest environmental impact. Reframing this, the industry therefor has the largest potential to make a significant change. 

Mother earth is on our minds when producing, transporting, developing, and marketing the DURUS® EasyFinish-fibers with its 60-90% CO2-reduction in the reinforcement production as well as installation and end-of-life processes - attached to it. 

The construction time is reduced hence more flexibility in scheduling with other stakeholders of a building project. With no need for import, logistics, storage, surveillance, safety measures and especially the installation time of steel bars, mesh etc. is eliminated offering management, onsite project management, and planning/logistics personal a significant reduction in risks in transport, supply-chain management and employee safety and health. 

This is the base for our claim of sustainability. An environmental, financial, and social significant positive change to all existing alternatives.

Environmental sustainability

We have made sure that all legal and market-standard documentations are accessible for our partners and customers. This creates value when applying for e.g., sustainability certifications like the DGNB-certification, LEED etc. Both DURUS® EasyFinish and Crackstop Ultra® is EPD-analyzed (COWI) including 3rd party verification (Rambøll) as a part of the lifecycle analysis (LCA). This guarantees a thorough and none-biased assessment of the products environmental impact.

We are in constant research aiming to reduce the use of raw materials, as well as an internal transition to more modern ways of how we interact with each other, our partners, clients and the impact our activities have on the environment. Transitioning to electric vehicles, sending information virtually instead of print, reducing waist and consumption in our everyday work-lives and buying eco-friendly supplies whenever possible. This way we both contribute to significant changes in the projects of our partners and the way we conduct ourselves at PP Nordica Group and subsidiaries around the world. We are constantly researching, developing, and scouting for better, greener and more efficient ways operations- and supplies - and we are open to criticism. 

Financial sustainability

If we expect people, companies and organisations to transition fast, and this is paramount for the future of both generations and the planet, we need to be rational. The truth is that stakeholders, investors, employees and management often look at the green transition as a cost conflicting with their interest of profit and development. There needs to be incentives to make changes. 

With PP Nordica the promise of instant financial gratification in the reduced material prices, reduction in manpower at the building sites and the possibility to give more competitive prices to the landlords are the base of our claim, that we offer a financial sustainable solution.

Social sustainability

Employees are the core and most important asset of most companies. A company is rarely better than its best talent. In combination to a market with scarcity of a competent workforce the ability to attract talent is based on both compensation but also work-life balance, daily safety and security and other non monetary factors. 

With DURUS® EasyFinish concrete reinforcement there is no more need to transport, lift, install, bend and manage conventional steel bars, mesh etc. The accident ratio of steel work is recued significantly reducing cost and reputation of contractors. In addition the employees have less burdens in regards to heavy lifting and complicated site installations. This gives a competitive advantage in recruiting competent employees and also opens up the span of eligible candidates. This is social responsibility and sustainability.

The macro-synthetic revolution

The unforgivable amount of extracted and processed raw materials, the energy- and chemicals consumption in production adding to the financial costs and corporate uncertainty regarding logistics, supply, value- and risk-chain management has finally ended an era of steel flooding. Contractors, sustainability managers, landlords, engineers and architects have undertstanblably been looking for a environmentally friendly alternative to conventional reinforcement with better and innovative ways of installing and re- and upcycling. There has been a clear need for a cost-effective, socially responsible, resource-reducing and easy-to-handle choice of concrete reinforcement.

PP Nordica offers that choice.

With DURUS EasyFinish, the markets only polypropylene macro-synthetic fiber reinforcement approved for constructive applications, PP Nordica is in the process of disrupting the few consortiums and countries supplying almost all steel for building industry world wide.

With a global market and governments in constant alarm because of geopolitical unrest, it’s especially the time to rethink every process and product in building projects all over the world.

And so we did.

The revolution against the 150 year old technology of conventional concrete steel reinforcement and the way the industry has controlled supply, cost, knowledge and innovation of this core foundation of the building industry, has finally taken a serious hold. Through exhaustive and constant R&D, calculations, case studies and durability tests documentation of macro-synthetic reinforcement-fibers is accessible and meets absolute highest standards of the Nordics.

DURUS EasyFinish is 40mm long, and are supplied in bags, boxes, drums and big-bags. Up to 1.1 tons of fibers can be packed on each pallet, keeping freight costs to a minimum. Delivery to PP Nordicas warehouse in Denmark from the European production facility (Belgium) only takes 4 days. DURUS EasyFinish fibers are outbound from Danish facilities twice a week, and PP Nordica is proud to meet the demand and the deadlines given by the concrete Ready-Mix plants and suppliers. This way landlords, contractors, and interdependent suppliers can rest assure that there are supply and the foundation of the building is ready as expected.

This way PP Nordica together with its services, experts, specialized fiber-reinforcement engineers and regional consultants recruited from the industry assures our partners and their clients, that there are one less worry of the complate building project. At the same time it offers a step ahead both in margin of earnings and path to a greener industry, a more durable building and a sustainable future for the benefit of us all.

Property improvements

  • Increased flexural toughness of the finished concrete
  • Enhanced impact resistance of the concrete
  • Improved freeze-thaw resistance of concrete
  • Reduced bleeding

Advantages

  • Maximizes design freedom
  • Increases speed of construction
  • Safer for workers to use than steel
  • Significantly less embodied carbon dioxide when compared with steel reinforcement
  • Minimizes wear on equipment
  • Corrosion-free, making for durable concrete structures