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Composites city to be built in Sao Paolo

A city in miniature, made from composite materials, will be displayed during the Feiplar convention in Brazil, in early November.

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Posted on: 10/8/2012
Source: CompositesWorld

The Latin American Composite Materials Association (ALMACO) reports that it will exhibit Compocity, a miniature city fabricated from composites at the Feiplar composites exhibition on Nov. 6 in São Paulo, Brazil.

The opening ceremony of Compocity will be attended by José Carlos Wanderley Dias
de Freitas, president of the National Fund for Education Development (FNDE), part of the
Brazilian Ministry of Education. “Compocity will show our ability to develop solutions for all segments, from infrastructure and energy to transportation, housing and leisure,” says Gilmar Lima, president of ALMACO.

Covering an area of 3,000m2/32,291 ft2, Compocity will have houses approved by Minha
Casa, Minha Vida (Brazil's Federal Government Housing Program) and schools built in accordance with the standards of FNDE. The area dedicated to applications in energy includes wind blades, transmission poles and a gas station; the “neighborhood” focused on solutions for the transportation industry includes a bus, off-road vehicles, cars and a twin-engine plane; the leisure area includes a skate park, pool, pier, jetski and a boat; and in the central plaza there are kiosks, shops, ATM and a phone booth. There are also signposts for streets, bus stops and other items common to a real city.

“Composites are part of our daily life, although many people are not aware of that. And
Compocity will also help to show that we can increasingly support Brazil in its development from the supply of products that combine high technology, lightness, resistance and economic viability,” says Lima.

ALMACO also has reserved an area at Compocity for the operation of a recycling station. The
system of reuse of the material was developed by the association in partnership with the Institute of Technological Research (IPT).

Visit www.almaco.org.br for more information.

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