Monthly Archives: August 2018

SIS Launches CoreSpan® – Co-Extruded Aluminium Wood Plastic Composite

SIS is pleased to launch CoreSpan®, our new range of co-extruded aluminium wood plastic composite profiles.

Projects finished with CoreSpan® hybrid profiles exhibit the exceptional aesthetic qualities of natural wood, with superior durability.

CoreSpan® represents the future of design through innovative material selection and manufacturing processes.

Unlike natural timbers, CoreSpan® will never fade, warp, rot or generate splinters.

CoreSpan® profiles are durable, dimensionally stable, remain perfectly straight and can be installed even under the most extreme climatic conditions.

For more information, please view our CoreSpan® document here –

Matagarup Pedestrian Bridge Opens to Public

A new addition to Perth’s Swan River is the recently opened Matagarup Bridge. The footbridge, constructed by a consortium which included world-renowned Italian design and construction firm Rizzani de Eccher, was labelled by transport minister Rita Saffioti as being “one of the most technically difficult constructions to ever take place in WA”.

The pedestrian bridge spans 400m and leads users directly to Perth Stadium. Up until now access to the stadium has been limited, making the footbridge a hugely beneficial inclusion of the sporting precinct.

However, it is not only its practicality which has been the focal point throughout the construction of the pedestrian bridge, but also its striking appearance. The Matagarup Bridge showcases the increasing capability of both architecture and engineering. Its curved and spiralling edges differentiate it from other bridges, making it an impressive pedestrian structure.

The footbridge is aptly named in recognition of the local Whadjuk Indigenous community, and means ‘a place where the river is only leg deep, allowing it to be crossed’.

SIS Congratulates Quickstep Holdings Limited

SIS congratulates Quickstep Holdings Limited on their receipt of funding for production of F-35 Lightning II countermeasure flare housings.

The F-35 Lightning II program is one of the World’s largest defence programs and this funding will be supplied by the defence industry sector of the US and Australian Governments. Not only is this approval of funding testament to the strength, durability and reliability of composite materials, but also to the growing recognition of these materials as being the future of infrastructure and production.

Here at SIS we are excited to see the application of composite materials being taken into this sphere and commend Quickstep on their innovation in doing so.

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