Exel Composites has supplied composite profiles for Australian Composite Walls, a continuous, inter-locking composite seawall flood defense system developed by Comtec in Australia. The wall system is made up of sheet sections that are fixed to piles. The walls reportedly give good protection against flooding, protect the shoreline and stop erosion.

Composite profiles help improve corrosion resistance in demanding environments, and provide high strength and stiffness and are lightweight, Exel says.

‘We are very excited to be part of this innovative solution which is utilizing well the unique characteristics of composites,’ said Kari Loukola, SVP sales & marketing at Exel Composites.

‘First installations were made earlier this year and we expect these full-scale tests to confirm the performance of composites in the most demanding environments.’

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