Innovative Composites Launches Rapid Deployment Shelters – RapTERs

April 2, 2012

A Toronto-based composite materials company, Innovative Composites International Inc., has released a rapid tactical emergency relief module called the RapTER. The modules have been designed to meet the needs of emergency response teams, civic, and military agencies by providing quick emergency deployment shelters that are structurally sound and secure.

Installation instructions seem to be quite user-friendly. A two-person team can erect the structure in less than 10 minutes, needing no special training, tools or equipment. The shelters are made with lightweight, rigid and durable RMor Skin, an ICI composite product. In addition, the modules are said to be more durable than tents and provide structural integrity and security.

The ventilated modules are available in two sizes, each weighing 700 and 1,600 pounds respectively. The design of the RapTER modules allows them to fold flat to a height of 36″. This allows for up to 28 Regular modules to be transported on a single 53’ flatbed truck, making them readily available in nearly any terrain or territory.

The modules feature a weather-sealed design that can withstand high winds and impacts, allowing them to be deployed where other rapid deployment shelters cannot be used. As for assembly, the assembly team raises the sides, front and back and locks or fastens them into place. The roof is then placed on top, locked in place and the sealed, sturdy and protected module is completed.

The modules feature a weather-sealed design that can withstand high winds and impacts, allowing them to be deployed where other rapid deployment shelters cannot be used. As for assembly, the assembly team raises the sides, front and back and locks or fastens them into place. The roof is then placed on top, locked in place and the sealed, sturdy and protected module is completed.

In a press release, ICI writes that the RapTER modules have been designed to meet the challenging needs of emergency response teams, civic and military agencies. Quick deployment shelters are necessary for these groups but the current shelters offered in the marketplace are temporary solutions, offering minimal structural integrity, security and sustainability.

Photo: ICI

 


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Glenn Meyers

Writer, documentary producer, and director. Meyers is a contributor to CleanTechnica, and founder of Green Streets MediaTrain, a communications connection and eLearning hub. As an independent producer, he's been involved in the development, production and distribution of television and distance learning programs for both the education industry and corporate sector. He also is an avid gardener and loves sustainable innovation.
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