Testing “Thermo Poly Rock” blocks
Affresol Ltd talks to WISE Network
Affresol Ltd is working with WISE Network to test for styrene content in headspace, leaching, microbial growth and degradation due to high temperatures and high UV light intensity of TPRTM (Thermo Poly Rock) blocks. The company produces a high quality, low cost, quick construction system manufactured from TPRTM which is used as a direct replacement for timber frame and concrete block housing.
WISE Network’s Organic Geochemistry Research Team is providing assistance to test for styrene content emitted from the construction blocks.
Leaching experiments are also being undertaken to assess whether these blocks could be used to condense plastics in landfill sites without harming the environment. Experiments are being undertaken to assess the potential degradation of the TPRTM blocks due to high levels of UV light intensity and high temperatures.
“We have greatly benefited from our engagement with the WISE Network programme and look forward to making further progress in both reducing the impact of our operations and extending our offer to those who are hard-to-reach.”
Warren Jones, Manager
Beaumaris Leisure Centre