The development of new products at HERING has for more than 30 years focused on the creation of sustainable manufacturing processes and products that represent an investment in the future of our living spaces. HERING was already asking itself in the 1990s how it could produce long-lasting concrete façades in an environmentally friendly manner and cost-effectively supply them to its customers even over greater distances.
It was against this backdrop that HERING developed a material concept that combines sustainability and cost-effectiveness with aesthetics: betoShell® architectural concrete façades employ a cement-bound composite with corrosion-free glass-fibre (GRP) or carbon-fibre plastic reinforcement that stands out for its low weight, thin panel thicknesses and the particularly environmentally friendly processes that are used to manufacture it.
betoShell® textile-reinforced concrete constitutes a much more cost-effective solution than conventional reinforced concrete: Normal concrete coverage of 30 to 50 millimetres is no longer required, which means that it’s possible to realise element thicknesses of between just 20 and 40 millimetres!
Versatile textile-reinforced concrete
The betoShell® family of products that have quality mechanical characteristics and diversity in the design of the concrete in common are the result of decades of experience and continuous further development. But each ‘member of the family’ stands out for its particular strengths as have been outlined below.