Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Transparent concrete


The ideas21 innovation site, which focuses on recent products and inventions, has a feature on ‘TranslucentConcrete’. This is a load-bearing concrete which incorporates optical fibres, rendering it slightly transparent up to an astonishing thickness of 20 metres. At present, the material is expensive to make in large quantities, so is only commercially available in the form of small cubes.
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