WON’T THE ROAD MARKINGS WEAR OFF?

The markings on the CCL elements in our pilot projects still look fine – and we have no reason to believe they won’t hold up as planned. The markings are made using proven technology, which has been especially developed further for the PlasticRoad product range in collaboration with Smits Neuchâtel Infrastructuur. This has also been…

IS THERE ACTUALLY ENOUGH PLASTIC FOR THIS PRODUCT RANGE?

Unfortunately, the world has a surplus of plastic waste. Every year, we consume over 350 million tonnes of plastic, and plastic production continues to increase. Most of these plastics are incinerated or dumped at the end of their service life. Worldwide less dan 20% of the plastic used in new plastic applications comes from recycling.…

WHAT KIND OF PLASTIC WASTE DO YOU USE?

The recycled plastic used in our CCL elements is 100% polypropylene (PP), a clean plastic that does not release any hazardous components into the environment, and that is strong enough to serve as a reliable base material for our infrastructure solutions. PP is used for a wide range of products, including festival mugs, cosmetics packaging,…

DOES THE SYSTEM POSE ANY RISK IN TERMS OF FIRE SAFETY?

We have performed a variety of tests to demonstrate to which extent the CCL elements can be considered flammable. The results show that in general, the CCL elements have a very low flammability score – which is even lower in the case of the wearing course. The system was designed to be highly fire-resistant, so…

WILL ANIMALS START NESTING IN THE CCL ELEMENTS?

During the trials in Zwolle and Giethoorn, we conducted 18 months’ worth of visual inspections to establish whether vermin started nesting in the installed bike paths. The underground cavities were inspected with the aid of cameras. Based on these visual inspections, we concluded that the elements were not occupied by vermin at any time. The…

WILL ANIMALS START GNAWING THE CCL ELEMENTS?

Based on visual inspections of the cavities with the aid of cameras, we concluded that animals do not pose a risk. If vermin nevertheless manage to enter the elements’ cavities some way, they are unlikely to cause any damage. The base material of the CCL, polypropylene, is a hard plastic. Rodents aren’t particularly interested in…