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Innovative fiber optic concrete for ­architecture and safety technology

The Berlin-based enterprise Siut recognizes changes in the demand of building materials used when considering the construction and architectural industry as well as the supply sector. According to this investigation, the conventional materials are more and more giving way to decorative and design-orientated product solutions. The so-called translucent concrete provides an attractive approach. This is a composite material consisting of concrete and integrated optical fibers. As these optical fibers emerge to the concrete surface, the surface is provided with a luminous characteristic. Although...

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