Indian scientists have developed a new kind of ‘bendable’ concrete, reports the Deccan Herald. The concrete was developed by NTU scientists working at the NTU-JTC Industrial Infrastructure Innovation Centre (I3C). The new type of concrete, called ConFlexPave, is stronger and longer-lasting than conventional concrete.
The bendable concrete product is expected to facilitate the creation of slim pre-cast pavement slabs for quick installation, thus reducing by half the time needed for road-works and new pavements. Being more sustainable, ConFlexPave requires less maintenance.
It is specifically engineered to have certain types of hard materials mixed with polymer micro-fibres, which not only allow the concrete to flex and bend under tension, but also enhance skid resistance.