Powersystems partner Centriforce preventing environmental damage

June 13, 2019

Help in preventing damage to the environment with sustainable plastics from Centriforce

Powersystems were delighted to welcome the team from Centriforce, for a refresh on the product portfolio, putting names to faces and learning about the newly launched Stokbord® drum – a faster and safer way of installing heavy duty utility protection!

About Centriforce – They are the UK’s largest independent recycler of plastic waste into end-use products – Their core business is the manufacture of high performance recycled products from plastic waste such as plastic bottles, carrier bags and transportation packaging – waste that would otherwise be sent to landfill sites. They are the manufacturer behind some of the leading brands in the recycled plastics market. Their sheet product, Stokbord®, is the most popular recycled plastic board available; its versatility, durability and sustainability means that Stokbord® has multiple uses across a diverse range of markets, including agricultural, civil engineering, equestrian and land management . They are the market leader in the production of underground utility protection materials, their Stokbord® cable protection covers and Centritile® tape have replaced concrete as the industry standard in the UK utilities market.

Utility Damage Protection

Centriforce are a world-leader in the provision of damage prevention products for utilities, serving a global customer-base. They are proud to have pioneered the development of heavy-duty plastic covers as an effective alternative to concrete tiles to protect underground utilities, making them the world leader in this area. In their production facility they are committed to developing and testing products to go above and beyond customer expectations and meet stringent quality and environmental standards.

The product range includes utility protection mesh, detectable tapes for marking buried underground utility pipes and cables, underground warning tapes and cable protection coverscable protection Tapetile®, access chambers, marker posts and signs.

Stokbord® – the multi-purpose board for civil engineers and contractors

Centriforce is the home of Stokbord®, and is exclusively manufactured at their facility in Liverpool, UK. Manufactured from 100% recycled plastic, Stokbord® is an extremely versatile material that can replace traditional materials such as timber, plywood, concrete, and even steel. Stokbord® is made from low density polyethylene (LDPE), which comes as standard in black or grey, with a specially embossed slip-resistant finish.

Stokbord® Protecta Sheet – the cost-effective alternative to plywood for spoil boards

Stokbord® Protecta Sheet is an innovative, cost-effective solution for prevention of damage to surfaces during construction and excavation. Providing protection for pavements and roads from surface scarring and damage caused by grab-wagons, excavators and materials.

Using Protecta Sheet ensures that you avoid unwanted fines for damaged road surfaces and pavements. It also offers a lower whole-life cost than using plywood/ timber, since Stokbord® can be used again and again. The boards are easy to move around side if required and have no sharp edges or splinters which can result in injury. They are able to manufacture boards to the specific needs of customers (including size and branding).

Stokbord® Sheet – the more effective temporary flooring than plywood

Stokbord® is also becoming the contractor’s No 1 solution to protect finished surfaces from construction site wear and tear, whilst also contributing to a safer working environment with its slip resistant top coat. Stokbord® provides heavy-duty, temporary floor protection, having been specifically engineered for use by engineers and building contractors

Stokbord® is a tough, durable and impact resistant protection board, available in a range of different options to suit specific project requirements. Designed as a heavy duty protective solution, Stokbord® is excellent at absorbing shock and noise while resisting impact from construction footfall and machinery.

Notes to Editors:

Contact Information:

Powersystems are powering the transition to a carbon free future

As a high voltage specialist electrical engineering company with over 45 years (1977-2022) experience Powersystems have grown by reputation to become a trusted force in the design, installation and commissioning of electrical infrastructure across the UK.

Celebrating 25 years as the first Lloyds National Electricity Registration Scheme ‘s accredited Independent Connection Provider (ICP), Powersystems are capable of delivering contestable grid connections at voltages up to 132 kV.

Since 2000, Powersystems have connected over 6 Gigawatts of renewable energy generation to the UK electricity grid, along with decarbonisation technology which includes; wind energy projects, solar, anaerobic digestion, hydroelectric, electrical vehicle infrastructure, short term operating reserve STOR, combined heat and power (CHP), Grid stability projects like rotating stabilisers,  and battery energy storage systems (BESS) as well as commercial industrial private wire networks.

Working with partners, delivering sustainable power solutions, proudly the Powersystems high voltage specialist team have connected 27% of all U.K. onshore wind farm

At the core of the operation is a commitment to the highest values of health and safety, welfare, quality and the environment. Powersystems Integrated management systems are ISO accredited and their approach under their health and safety ‘Priority No.1’ brand is to aim for the best industry practice in all.

Powersystems UK Ltd. is an Employee-Owned Business and as such has a keen interest in the well-being of all its employees. They encourage and empower you to be imaginative, share great ideas and be involved in the success of the business.

Speak to Powersystems today

You can contact us as follows