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Performance Polymers

BoldurTM —Enabling Reliable Electricity 

How can we strengthen the grid and provide power supply with a more durable infrastructure?

Made with BASF’s Elastolit® polyurethane and enabled by our unique filament winding technology, Boldur™ poles are more than twice as sturdy and resilient as compared to conventional concrete utility poles. This enables them to stand firm in strong winds, heavy snows and other natural disasters.

At approximately one-fourth the weight of traditional concrete poles, Boldur™ poles reduces installation and life-cycle costs as they require less manpower equipment and maintenance.


Light yet strong

Boldur™ poles typically have more than 2 times the strength of concrete poles.  On the other hand, they typically have one-fourth the weight of concrete poles. Many Boldur™ poles have weights that are even smaller fractions of the weights of concrete poles.

How would using a Boldur™ composite pole mitigate cascades? A Boldur™ pole with a weight of 220kg has a breaking strength of 2300kg. The weight being a small fraction of the pole’s breaking strength helps to reduce the likelihood of cascades or stop cascades in their tracks.

In addition, the low weight of the Boldur™ pole translates into lower trailer weights for bridges and roads. This is especially important for roads and bridges with low load limits.

Breaking strength Concrete Pole Supplier 1 Weight (kg) Concrete Pole Supplier 1 Weight (kg) PU Composite Weight (kg
712 (7kN) 880 860 N/A
1020 (10kN) 980 980 N/A
1428 (14kN) 1010 1090 N/A
2040 (20kN) 1130 1360 N/A
2300 (23kN) N/A  N/A  220 
Utility poles
Boldur Utility Poles

Boldur TM —Light Yet Strong  

Witness how the breaking strength of a Boldur™ pole is being tested in this video, helping pole distributors and power producers to determine the type of poles they require for installation.