Formwork is a kind of molds used to shape the freshly poured concrete or some other similar materials. It is widely used in the construction industries. With the hundreds of years developing, formwork has been developed from timber formwork to metal formwork (in this passage, we will talk about steel formwork and aluminum formwork), and plastic formwork. In our modern society, metal formwork and plastic formwork are mostly used in construction projects. Today, we are going to talk about something about the modern formwork system classification.
The metal formwork can be divided into steel formwork and aluminum formwork.
Steel is a perfect material for making formwork because it will never bend or warp while pouring concrete. Steel formwork can store a large amount of concrete. Steel is unyielding which makes it non-adherable with concrete. It is possible to stack steel plates for making taller structures.
Compared to steel, aluminum alloy is a better material for making formwork. While the so-called aluminum formwork is not made of aluminum but aluminum alloy. Aluminum formwork is a fast, simple, adaptable, and very cost-effective formwork system. With the rust-resistant and corrosion-resistant aluminum alloy, aluminum formwork has a longer service life than steel formwork.
The plastic formwork is an advanced formwork system. As the name suggests, plastic formwork is made from a lightweight and robust plastic that creates interlocking and modular formwork systems. Plastic formwork is an excellent choice for repetitive construction projects, such as low-cost housing estates. Reusable plastic formwork has many advantages, such as clean surface treatment, lightweight, and cost-effective. Considering that the panels are made from plastic, plastic formwork does not require professional formwork removing workers and are simply cleaned with water.
Those are the contents of the modern formwork classification we talk about today. So if you have any need for formwork purchasing, which kind of formwork do you prefer? Just contact us, and we will give you the best quotation.