Key features

  • 1. RESISTANT

    To erosion caused by climatological agents, salt, moisture, and sunlight.

  • 2. FLEXIBLE

    Adaptable to intense waves, even in intense swell conditions.

  • 3. DURABLE

    Formex® composite provides much longer lifespan.

  • 4. SAFE

    Wide, flat walkways and non-slip surfaces to prevent falls.

  • 5. LOW MAINTENANCE

    Durable and flexible connections and elements.

  • 6. SUSTAINABLE

    Use of wood and maintenance products removed or minimized.

Formex® farming rafts

Formex® rafts are floating platforms for mussels and oysters sea farming. The product is conceived with the same geometry as the traditional mussel farming rafts: Rectangular structure formed by a system of beams and frames that have a flexible behaviour against the influence of the swell. The product is formed of standard modular elements and has been designed with improved safety compared with other systems (flat surface, anti-slipping texture…).

Made of Formex®, the high performance material registered by PREFFOR, these innovative aquaculture rafts are able to resist in adverse climatologic conditions and in different opened sea environments. The most relevant advantage of the Formex® rafts is its high durability.

The reduction in maintenance costs is very significant compared to other materials used, as the wood. The rafts made of Formex® are able to resist the high salinity of the seawater and the effect of the solar rays. Avoiding the use of wood implies a reduction of the forest destruction and the absence of using toxic products to protect it.

Types

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Composed of a structure of beams manufactured with Formex® which support lines of wooden joist.

Colocación en el agua de la Batea Formex Plus Indarra

Manufactured entirely with Formex®

Batea Formex Oyster

Specific model to oysters harvest

Formex® Mixta raft

Composed of a structure of beams manufactured with Formex® which support lines of wooden joist

The Formex® Mixta raft is composed of a structure of master beams and crossbeams manufactured with Formex® which support 34 lines of wooden joist for harvest ropes.

Dimensions

Rectangular 20 x 27 meters

Weight

53 t

Maintenance

Only joists

Floaters

Steel + GFRP

Lifespan (1)

Up to 4 times greater

(1) Lifespan in relation to the traditional wooden raft

Formex® Plus raft

Manufactured entirely with Formex

The grid of the Formex® Plus raft is manufactured entirely with Formex®, providing the required durability, flexibility and mechanical capacity to withstand in intense swell conditions.

Dimensions

Rectangular 20 x 27 meters

Weight

72 t

Floaters

Steel + GFRP

Maintenance

Very limited

Lifespan (1)

Up to 5 times greater

(1) Lifespan in relation to the traditional wooden raft

Formex® Oyster raft

Specific model to oysters harvest

Oysters “tailored” farming raft made entirely with Formex®. Two lines of fixed columns on wide working corridors provide a perfect system to raise the harvesting lines, optimizing the quality of the mollusks.

Dimensions

Rectangular 18 x 18 meters

Weight

93 t

Floaters

Steel + GFRP

Maintenance

Very limited

Lifespan (1)

Up to 5 times greater

(1) Lifespan in relation to the traditional wooden raft