Established in 2005, Structural Science Composites Limited [SSC] drawing on over 20 years knowledge in composite cover manufacture is a leader in designing and supplying state of the art composite manhole cover solutions for underground access positions.
The inherent properties of composite materials make them ideal for the manhole environment. Our covers are extremely durable, lightweight, inert so they will not corrode, non electrically conductive and has low thermal conductivity. Built on patented THRUBEAM® technology we have developed a range of generic covers suitable for pedestrian areas (B125), vehicular areas (C250) and vehicular areas (D400). Our covers are sold under the SSC™ brand name and provide the next generation in composite manhole covers.
When the total cost of ownership is analyzed, an SSC composite cover is the perfect commercial solution. We are able to show the commercial benefits of our product with a detailed “whole life” cost analysis. compiled by Lancaster University. Please contact us for details.
In addition, SSC offer a bespoke design service and can design and manufacture a cover which meets a customer’s exact functionality, size and colour requirements, please ask for details.
Our covers are manufactured with a slip/skid surface that is equivalent to a high quality road surface, and it maintains its non slip properties even when wet. Please see third party test results.
Our covers offer significant benefits over covers made with traditional materials. Restraint devices can be fitted to all of our current product range (D400, C250 and B125), and we can tailor a security solution to meet the customers specific requirements, offering added reassurance. Optional sealing is available on our D400 and C250 range, and all our products can support and enhance data-logging and monitoring of underground resources, please contact us for assistance.
At SSC we are focused on manufacturing products which are environmentally friendly. The manufacturing process is a low energy consumer as our product is manufactured using a chemical exothermic reaction. Our light weight covers typically use a third less material by weight and significantly reduce the transportation impact on the environment.
SSC is focused on the implementation of sustainable environmental friendly manufacturing capabilities through measuring and reducing the carbon footprint of all its products.
SSC is committed to providing a safe working manufacturing environment. Our covers are designed to reduce the risk of injury when in situ fitting and removing covers. The polished slip resistance value for our cover offers protection to the general public, eliminating the risk of slipping even in wet conditions. B125 and D400 slip resistance certificates