The HERACLEX® tecnology
Heracles, hero of the greek mythology, famous for his extraordinary strength and fatigue resistance.
Ultra High Performance cement-based materials can be obtained by using HERACLEX®, spearhead of the technology developed by INNOVAcrete, thanks to the extraordinary synergy developed among its components (patent-protected).
The application fields include several sectors as infrastructure engineering (bridges, tunnel lining segments…), hydraulic engineering (pipes, drains, tanks…), urban furniture design as well as interior design and, finally, crafts.
HERACLEX® is patent-protected: V. Corinaldesi, A. Nardinocchi, “COMPOSIZIONE DI CALCESTRUZZI CON ALTA RESISTENZA A TRAZIONE”, patent for industrial invention N. 0001420870.
In the cement-based materials prepared with the HERACLEX® technology, the cementitious matrix, chemically activated, tends to expand, and its expansion is restrained by the fiber-reinforcement.
This interaction produces a mutual action between fiber and matrix (self-prestress), which is responsible for higher strengths in tension and bending.
Structure and infrastructure engineering:
The use of the HERACLEX® technology allows to obtain an UHPC with the following characteristics: