Solico Engineering Highlights Sustainable Composite Engineering for Construction at JEC World 2024 and Showcases JEC Innovation

Solico Engineering is thrilled to announce that its latest collaboration with partners Armacell and Holland Composites has been selected as a finalist in the JEC Innovation Awards. Solico has been nominated in the Building & Civil Engineering category for work on the 14,000 m2 Duplicor façade for The Pulse building in Amsterdam.

Developers, architects, and civil engineers have searched for a material solution that delivers the free-form design possibilities, low weight and minimal maintenance of composites whilst also meeting cost, fire resistance and sustainability targets. Holland Composites’ bio-based, fire-resistant, and low CO2 composite solution Duplicor, in combination with Solico’s engineering optimization and Armacell’s recycled PET foam technology, reduced installation time and enabled the building to achieve an outstanding BREEAM rating for sustainable construction.

At JEC World 2024, Solico will also present a number of engineering projects covering all aspects of the composite industry including defence, maritime and industrial sectors.

Defence: Solico has recently announced the successful conclusion of Lightweight Constructions for the Armoured Multi-Purpose Vehicles (L-AMPV II) Project. This three-year work package for EDA CapTech Ground Systems (Land) allowed Solico to support the design and development of the doors and underbelly of armored multi-purpose vehicles. Working alongside Dutch partners NLR and TNO, as well as additional collaborators KNDS, IABG, IDV, and Dallara, Solico solutions were extensively tested during successful full-scale blast tests in the Netherlands and Germany.

Maritime: Award winning, efficient cruising with the Omikron 60: Solico customer Omikron Yachts recently won the European Powerboat Award for Long Range at Boot 2024. The award confirms not only the innovative concept and design, but also the weight savings delivered by Solico’s composite engineering.

Industrial Applications: Safeguarding the Netherlands from extreme weather: Facing recent unprecedented storm surges caused by storm Pia, the Dutch Maeslantkering flood gates closed automatically for the first time against high water levels. Over a decade ago, Solico played a crucial role in developing new, epoxy and carbon fibre wrapped UHMWPE bearings that combined a low friction coefficient with a very high load capacity, ensuring that the gates could close smoothly and safely when required. Solico takes pride in having been part of this project, contributing to the safety and security of its home country. 

We invite you to join us at booth 5F109 and discover the innovative solutions we have to offer.   

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