Mexican Engineer Builds ‘Plastic Houses’ Resistant to Seismic Movements
Intelligent Living informs that a Mexican electrical mechanical engineer, Ramón Martín Espinosa Solís, developed a completely new material which allows to build earthquake-resistant ‘plastic’ environmentally friendly houses.
The material is made from shampoo or milk bottles and broken chairs. The house does not require air conditioning or heating to offer a good quality of life to its inhabitants. It’s more resistant to seismic movements because the material is flexible.
It takes about three to four weeks to fully construct a 50-square-meter house. Much quicker than a house made of conventional materials.
The plastic panels can increase the lifespan of the house by 30-50 years. The plastic houses can last up to 100 years, while the life of a conventional house is only 50 to 70 years.
The cost is reduced up to 50%, because the material is made from collected plastic.
To manufacture them, first, they prepare the material by collecting plastic, separating it and grinding it up. Once ground, a mixture is made without the need for water. When it reaches the required stiffness, it is placed in a mold and into an oven at 220°C (428°F) to obtain the plates.
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