The innovative technology in Coastal Defense

 
Revetments with Elastocoast are a new and innovative coastal protection system. The term Elastocoast means a bonding system that reinforces hydraulic gravel at their contact surfaces permanently by means of the 2-component plastic polyurethane (PU).

In a joint research project between BASF Polyurethanes GmbH and the TU Hamburg-Harburg (TUHH) the suitability of the use of Elastocoast in coastal protection systems has been proven and the long-lasting stability under environmental influence has been demonstrated. In a further research cooperation with TU Delft and the engineering office ARCADIS (NL), additional tests and dimensioning procedures (GOLFKLAP) for the use of Elastocoast in accordance with international standards has been provided.

 
 


Conventional revetments

Revetments are constructions that protect the coastal and shore subsurface against erosion. There are two types of revetments: loose and reinforced.


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Reference projects

Elastocoast reference projects in
Germany
Hamburger Hallig, Sylt, Hallig Gröde, Niebüll, Langeness, Amrum
Netherlands
Ouwerkerk, Noord Petten
Canada
Fighting Island, Detroit River


Overview pilot projects
 

Flexible covering protects imperilled dikes

Effective coastal protection using polyurethane.
The film demonstrates how and where Elastocoast® reinforces stone ballast revetments for dikes.


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