Materials & Applications

International Bangkok Airport

  • Materials Used

    Material Category
    Expansion Joints

    Material Reference
    Expandacork Type II
  • Project Details

    Bangkok, Thailand

    Date Scheduled
    2000 -  2006
  • Contractor

    Fosroc Thailand Limited
    Fosroc is a world leader in the delivery of tailored constructive solutions for virtually any type of construction project, combining high quality products, expert technical support, customer service and innovation.
  • Useful links

    Bangkok International Airport

Project Overview

Suvarnabhumi Airport is built on virgin land, 24 km east of Bangkok. The completion of the first phase of the project, which included 56 boarding gates and 64 common spaces, resulted in a 563,000 square meter terminal, with capacity for 45 million passengers. The forecast maximum capacity after gradual expansion will be 120 million passengers per year.

In a project of such magnitude, there must be rigorous selection of construction materials. This is where Amorim Cork Composites role was fundamental, not only in terms of technical advice but also for selection of the most suitable materials for the application.

“Expandacork is the most suitable material for solutions that are designed to absorb the expansions inherent to buildings’ movements. Thanks to its flexibility and durability, the material can be applied quickly and easily and it is resistant to adverse climate conditions, without suffering any damage or deterioration.”


Building Purpose

  • Thailand's largest airport

    Development of a brand new project, built from scratch, for construction of the international airport in the city of Bangkok. Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi International Airport is Thailand's largest airport, and is currently the world’s 20th busiest airport in terms of international and domestic flights, according to data from the International Airports Council.

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Material Used

  • Expandacork

    Expandacork products absorb the vibrations, expansions, and contraction caused by heat in the different construction materials.


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