From: firstname.lastname@example.org (ScottFear) Subject: The Use of POLYCRETE Low-cost housing Date: 07 Jun 1999 00:00:00 GMT Organization: AOL http://www.aol.com Newsgroups: alt.building.manufacturing OUR OBJECTIVE US News and World Report, July 1995, reported that "The seriousness of the world housing crisis should not be allowed to be underestimated by today's politicians." The demand for housing on a global scale is great. In countries such as India, China, Mexico and the Philippines and on the continents of South America, Asia and Africa the need is at its' highest. People in these areas are typically without any shelter at all. Where shelter is provided, it is typically unsafe, unsanitary and sub-standard even by the lowest possible basic considerations. Many of the Governments can't meet the demand. Whether it's due to lack of resources, man power or technology, they couldn't even come close to supplying all the housing needs in their respective countries. It takes them so long to get projects started and built that by the time their completed, the additional need has increased beyond the size of the recently completed project. It becomes a never ending cycle. Then, some countries, to overcome this problem, simply build unsafe housing. They will often built fast inefficient housing that will collapse during a minor earthquake or fly apart in a wind storm. The housing is built without some of the well known modern day building techniques and materials. What is needed is a product that will minimize the use of our natural resources, one that is safe, can survive natural disasters, that will be able to be built efficiently and timely. Then and only then could we ever make a dent in the world housing demand. CUSTOMER REQUIREMENTS The average world family requires a simple safe, sanitary, shelter from the elements. In addition to this, comforts could be added. Comforts like running water, inside toilets, a shower, heating, cooling, hot water, etc. We are talking about the things we, as Americans, tend to take for granted. Time Magazine, September 1993, "Sub-standard is becoming the catch word for housing in the Third World." Christian News Daily reported in May 1995, "Some of today's housing developments should be likened to that of the concentration camps of Nazi Germany." WHAT CAN WE DO? WHAT SHOULD WE DO? THE SOLUTION: POLYCRETE What is it? POLYCRETE is a state-of-the-art building material. It weighs 3.5 pounds per cubic foot. POLYCRETE is a lightweight, polyurethane-based building material with superior insulative and strength-to-weight ratios, and high design versatility which can be made to cosmetically simulate other popular building materials including wood, stucco, concrete, brick, or tile. The manufacturing process involves the simultaneous injection of two basic chemicals under high pressure into a proprietary aluminum mold. The chemical mixture implodes inside the mold creating the product in a variety of pre-designed panel sizes. It is trade-marked, POLYCRETE USA. The patents are registered with the United States Patent office. The number is 5,758,461.. The Trademark is Reg. No. 2,108,732. POLYCRETE is the result of years of testing in the aerospace and automotive industry. Hence the phrase, 'POLYCRETE is made-up of aerospace grade composite materials.' Forms of POLYCRETE are found however, in the boating, furnishing and building industries too. An example of a similar material used in another industry is the Saturn automobile. The side body panels on every Saturn car are made from a material like POLYCRETE. Most every car in the US, for the past 10 years, has front and rear bumpers made from a similar material. POLYCRETE out performs many other types of building materials. POLYCRETE has one of the highest R-Factors - 26 minimum, survives high winds - 150 MPH, is impervious to insects, does not mold or mildew and can be completely fire proof. POLYCRETE'S physical composition emulate that of light weight concrete except, an average panel will weigh about 67 pounds. A wall panel measures 80.75" x 36.0" x 3.5". It is easy to see why POLYCRETE will become the building material of the 21st Century. We offer TWO Joint Venture Opportunities : 1) We are looking for projects where we can build low to moderate housing. We have the expertise and the financing for those principals who meet our criteria. 2) We can also set up JV factories in Your Country so you can manufacture homes for your people and surrounding countries as well. Please e-mail ScottFear@aol.com for more information. By:_______________________________ Scott Fearing, Marketing Supervisor American Building Systems, Inc.