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igus® Ltd.

Caswell Road

Northampton, NN4 7PW

01604 677240

Building material manufacturing with motion plastics

The term building materials is used to designate materials employed in the construction of houses or other buildings. From civil engineering to structural engineering: organic construction materials, such as concrete or cement as well as organic building materials such as wood are indispensable for every construction project. Specially developed high-performance plastics enable the use of igus® products can be used in nearly all areas, including building material manufacturing. We have the best possible solutions for all specific enviromental requirements. igus® products work well as alternatives to certain building materials such as steel and other metals. In heavy-duty areas, steel systems are increasingly being replaced by igus® e-chains® due to their greater suitability.
Would you like more information about building material manufacturing? Our experts will be happy to get in touch with you.
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Products for building material manufacturing



A series for virtually every application

  • Ideal for demanding applications
  • With or without pretension
  • High push force on long travels
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E4 HD chain

High fill weight with long travels

  • Inner height: 56 to 80mm
  • High stability
  • For especially demanding applications
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rol e-chain®


Rolling instead of gliding

  • For especially demanding applications
  • 75% less drive power, rolling
  • Speeds up to 6m/s possible
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The range of benefits provided by our plastics:

  • Cost-effective, modular design
  • Durability with low maintenance
  • Resistant to dirt, chemicals and high temperatures
  • Lightweight with high stability
  • Corrosion-free
  • TÜV tested
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Selected applications of our customers

Related areas

Project Installation

We can help project plan, deliver and install. 
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Long travel system

For the best chains for your long travel application
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