Australian Composite Walls ® flood defence system is being tested by Deltares, Netherlands

Australian Composite Walls  ® is a continuous, inter-locking composite wall system developed by Comtec in Australia using composite profiles by Exel Composites. The wall system is made up of sheet sections that are fixed to piles. The Australian Composite Walls  ® seawall construction gives good protection against flooding, protects the shoreline and stops erosion.

Exel Composites has supplied both profiles for the system.
Composite profiles guarantee the maximum corrosion resistance in demanding environments. They also provide high strength and stiffness and they are light weight.

Deltares is an independent institute for applied research in the field of water and subsurface.

Delta Flume is their unique test facility where it is possible to test at full scale the effect of extreme waves on dikes, dunes, breakwaters and offshore structures.

Testing takes place December 19-23, 2016.

The Australian Composite Walls in the Delta Flume is a 8.5 m high structure, consisting of two sheet pile walls with sand in between and a sand berm behind it.

The test starts with a moderate hydraulic load and step-by-step increase it until damage occurs or all scheduled tests have been carried out. 

“We are very excited to be part of this innovative solution which is utilizing well the unique characteristics of composites”, says Kari Loukola, SVP Sales & Marketing at Exel Composites.

First installations were made earlier this year and we expect these full-scale tests to confirm the performance of composites in the most demanding environments.

For further information please contact:
Mr. Juri Jeske, Area sales manager, Australia, Exel Composites, tel. +61 387 279 600,
email or
Mr. Kari Loukola, SVP Sales & Marketing, Exel Composites, tel. +358 40 50 40 755, email

Exel Composites in brief

Exel Composites ( is a leading composite technology company that designs, manufactures and markets composite products and solutions for demanding applications. Exel Composites provides superior customer experience through continuous innovation, world-class operations and long-term partnerships.

The core of the operations is based on own, internally developed composite technology, product range based on it and strong market position in selected segments with a strong quality and brand image. Profitable growth is pursued by a relentless search for new applications and development in co-operation with customers. The personnel’s expertise and high level of technology play a major role in Exel Composites’ operations. Exel Composites Plc share is listed in Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.

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Exel Composites is the world’s leading composite technology company that engineers and manufactures composite products and solutions to an extensive range of demanding industrial applications. The core of the business is based on the employees’ high level of expertise and own, internally developed composite technologies, which have been perfected over decades with a steady focus on innovation. With nine manufacturing plants across Europe, Asia, and North America, and a global sales network, Exel Composites is firmly driven by superior customer experience and world-class operations. Headquartered in Finland, Exel Composites employs approximately 650 people globally. The company’s shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki exchange.