BCR project is ready to be industrialized
The 3rd session of the Fibrenamics Gatherings took place on Friday, at FNAC Café do Braga Parque, whose motto is 'Innovative Products with Fiber'. In this event the focus was on the BCR - Braided Composite Rod project, with the presence of the responsible researcher, Fernando Cunha, and an administrator of the Abel Ribeiro da Silva (ARS) SGPS group, José Manuel Almeida.
In front of a packed audience, the businessman began by stating that one cannot “ignore the effort that Universities are making on the technological plane”. Fernando Cunha explained that the BCR project was very mature within Fibrenamics, and that "all innovations must take into account market opportunities". Explaining a little more about the project, the researcher said that an opportunity was detected in the construction sector, given the limitations of steel, such as, for example, corrosion. The material that Fibrenamics developed is more resistant and four times lighter, which, among other advantages, facilitates export. José Manuel Almeida recognized that "safety and longevity are important", and that "an engineer will always prefer a lighter material". The representative of the ARS group also said that, just as when aluminum first appeared in the automotive sector, steel distributors considered “almost heresy” to speak of aluminum, composite materials have also gone through this phase, but nowadays they are no longer can “ignore fiber excellence”.