Fernando Llanos Gónima (Conceptos Plásticos)
Bloqueplas is an interlocking wall system of stackable tongue and groove units made of recycled plastic and rubber.
~4.596 USD (15.000.000 COP) converted on June 2019 for a 40m² house
Residents of informal settlements, households, implementing organizations.
Users can obtain product from Conceptos Plásticos.
Conceptos Plasticos outlines that the blocks have been used to construct more than 59 houses until today.
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The Bloqueplás construction system consists of structural and non-structural elements including blocks, columns, lintels, and beams. The components are made from all types of recycled plastics that are mainly comprised of polyethylene and polypropylene. The plastics are sorted and melted and then the mixture is extruded through a form. The block is compact and fused in one piece and forms the building system by joining with other elements such as beams and columns. The elements are designed to be friction fit so they can be easily assembled and do not require any mortar like is required for standard brick modules.
All the components can be replaced by purchasing new pieces from the manufacturer.
The manufacturer claims that plastics take over 500 years to biodegrade and therefore the homes could last for many generations.
The manufacturer is working with the Foundation for Scientific Research and Technological Development (FICIDET) to test the product.
Builders should wear appropriate protective equipment such as hardhats, gloves and safety glasses while working to protect against physical injury commonly associated with heavy construction.
Electricity, sanitation and water complementary technical system are required.
“Albergue para la protección en Guapi” is a video of a building construction process in Colombia developed by Conceptos Plasticos
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