Geoplast Formwork: simplicity and innovation

Bolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi, Russia. 35.000 ft² and 12.000 seats.

Geoplast has 15 years of experience manufacturing efficient and competitive formwork systems in ABS technopolymer. This recyclable and eco-friendly plastic material efficiently replaces the traditional timber and steel formwork thanks to its high mechanical resistance which ensures the product’s reliability and practicality of use.

The main advantages of Geoplast Formwork are:

  • Low weight: the maximum weight per element is 11 Kg. It can be easily handled in the construction site without the use of cranes or other mechanical lifting devices;
  • Strength: Geoplast forming systems resist to a fresh concrete pressure of up to 80kN/m²;
  • Simplicity: Geoplast formwork is so simple and intuitive to use that virtually no product-specific training is required before starting to work with it;
  • Easy removal: not requiring any releasing agents, it is sufficient to clean the elements with just water;
  • Durability: the useful lifetime is of at least 100 pours;
  • Fast installation: the universal fixing pins which lock the panels with an easy 90° rotation make the Geoplast formwork very easy and fast to install. The time required to erect a column formwork can be as short as 15 minutes;
  • Modularity: all elements are 600 mm length, the formwork is assembled using different panels as required by the object to be produced;
  • Easy storage: since ABS is a non-porous polymer, it is not affected by moisture or water. Geoplast formwork can thus be stored anywhere, not necessarily in a dry environment without fear of damage by rot or rust.

The cost benefits of these features are:

  • Low costs of amortization for casting (100 uses);
  • Low operating costs (no cranes needed, less labor);
  • Low maintenance (easy to clean and to store).

Bolshoy Ice Dome worksite, an indoor sports arena in Sochi, Russia, which hosted several competitions during the 2014 Winter Olympics. Geoplast’s Geotub was used to cast columns up to 7,2 m height.

Compared to other materials, ABS Formwork is practical and allows real savings. In order allow every construction site to benefit from them, Geoplast created a wide range of products which satisfies any construction requirement:

Geopanel, reusable system formwork in ABS technopolymer for walls;

Geopanel Star, reusable adjustable columns formwork in ABS technopolymer;

Geotub, reusable system formwork in ABS technopolymer for circular and oval columns;

Geotub Panel, reusable system formwork in ABS technopolymer for square and rectangular columns;

This wide range makes it easy and fast to create structures of any size and shape and meet a wide range of requirements: walls, round and elliptic columns, square and rectangular pillars, and even an entire concrete house.