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New test reports available

Saturday, February 29th, 2020

Structural Science are please to announce that additional information has now been placed on the website, relating to product test reports.

BS EN124 load bearing and permanent set test reports are now available as downloads for each one of our products by clicking here.

The reports cover B125 series, C250 series and D400 series and provide useful additional information about the strength and efficacy of our composite manhole cover range. For further details on any aspect of these reports or other technical aspects of the range, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Waste glass fibre now being 100% recycled.

Monday, October 14th, 2019

glass fibre waste

After a thorough review of our manufacturing process and with increased focus on environmental concerns, SSC are delighted to announce that 100% of our waste glass fibre from the production of composite covers is now being recycled, rather than going to landfill.

Working with Agecko, our appointed total waste management broker, we separate the waste glass from other waste material produced at this stage of the manufacturing process.

This is then stored externally in a 40 yard skip and collected once filled. Instead of our glass fibre waste being collected numerous times a month, it is now collected in the region of once every 3-4 months, further reducing the environmental impact of transport.


Help with cover seal installation and replacement

Monday, June 10th, 2019

seal installation instructions

To further facilitate our partners, we have recently prepared more detailed instructions and guidance for fitting and replacing seals on Thrubeam composite covers.

It is important that seals are kept clean and fully intact at all times, to prevent movement and ingress and it is hoped that these instructions, which include a couple of useful videos, will provide further information for anyone regularly maintaining our covers, to ensure maximum life and performance.

This follows on from our full installation section added to the web site recently. We include the relevant links below and hope these will be helpful. If you have any questions with any aspect of cover installation and maintenance, please do not hesitate to contact us.


SSC take delivery of bulk resin storage tank.

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

resin bulk storage tank

As part of an ongoing programme of productivity improvement, a new bulk storage tank for resin was installed at SSC last summer, with a capacity of 24000 litres.

In recent weeks, we have now had our first bulk tanker delivery. Originally we were getting 1000 litre intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) delivered to the company on a regular basis.

Our latest delivery filled 18000 litres and were pumped into the bulk tank faster than it usually takes us to pump one (1000 litre) IBC.


SSC gain category ‘A’ Achilles membership

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

achilles accreditation, SSC, ThrubeamWe are delighted to announce that we have been awarded Achilles Membership membership for 2019 -2020 period.

SSC completed a category ‘A’ audit and were awarded a score of 92% our highest overall percentage score in recent years.

We have been given membership under UVDB community, the utilities industry pre qualification system used across the UK.

Achilles audits help to identify gaps in the business, improve the company and achieve the highest standards of supply chain assurance.


Pressure release mechanism brochure released

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

flood brochure coverSSC has just released their new brochure on the Pressure Release Mechanism.

This cover is undergoing live testing with United Utilities to see how it performs in a flood problem area. There is also significant interest from a European water company.

SSC have been working on the design for over 12 months now which allows the escape of air pressure or water in heavy rain/flood conditions. The cover remains locked at all times but is spring loaded.

If pressure builds beneath the cover then it automatically releases but the cover remains within the frame. If a vehicle wheel runs over the cover it is designed to lock back down in position. This will also happen if a person stands on the cover.


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    Structural Science Composites Company
    Unit 8 James Freel Court
    James Freel Close, Barrow in Furness,
    UK, LA14 2NG

    Tel: +44 (0)1229 814 340

    Registered Name: Structural Science Composites Ltd.
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