Since its creation in 1984 at Thiant, near to Valenciennes in France (59), nidaplast has been designing, manufacturing and marketing its products, namely blocks and panels in extruded polypropylene honeycombs, for everyday applications in industry, construction, civil engineering and landscaping. Nidaplast has demonstrated its ability to innovate and propose solutions to your construction, renovation and redevelopment projects. Nidaplast has a broad range of lightweight, durable and effective products. Nidaplast has produced a broad range of solutions to fulfil the requirements of large-scale projects. Whether it is for public works, landscaping, construction, industry and private individuals among other sectors, nidaplast has become a leading name throughout the world.

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rue Paul Vaillant Couturier , Thiant , 59224 France
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Globally (various continents)
10,000,000 - 100,000,000 €

Nidaplast solutions

  • Blue roofs
  • Borders
  • Cutting and shaping
  • Gravel stabiliser
  • Green roof trays
  • Lightened Landscaped Embankment and civil engineering
  • Lightening composite parts with bonding
  • Lightening composite parts with infusion
  • Lightening composite parts with lamination/spray
  • Lightweight backfill for green roof
  • Lightweight composite sandwich panel
  • Natural grass reinforcement
  • Rainwater management
  • Synthetic turf underlay
  • Wastes and water treatment
  • Waterjet cutting support material

The nidaplast concept

Thermoplastic honeycomb was created by combining a material (plastic) and a structure (honeycomb) as part of an innovative research programme in the 1980s, in order to obtain durable and very light materials. This invention aimed to open up to a wider audience, a technology that was already in use in the aviation industry: the honeycombs used in the core of structural panels. Nidaplast is proud to have pioneered the integration of this technique into structures which are used in boats, buildings, industrial equipment, etc. Today, Nidaplast has a return on investment are several million m2 of products sold throughout the world and used as a composite material for the lightening of structures.

Polypropylene honeycombs very quickly demonstrated their significant potential in other domains, particularly as cellular blocks or panels for the retention of rainwater, lightened embankments, as well as for reinforcing or stabilising floors. 

A concept, which has become an industrial process

In order to create a product which is both highly durable and very light in weight, nidaplast developed an extrusion process which made it possible to produce large quantities of cellular blocks or plates in an economical way. An effective production process, which was obtained from the middle of the 1980s. Having made a name for itself as the creator of the genuine extruded polypropylene honeycomb, nidaplast has never stopped developing its concept.

Our assignments:

Given its commitment to sustainable development, Nidaplast puts forward innovative and competitive solutions, which provide an effective and rapid response to the needs of markets and their clients by making use of cutting-edge technology. 

Our values:

The business is particularly committed to developing the following key business values:

  • A company of a reasonable size, 100 people
  • Team spirit
  • A unique know-how and expertise
  • The ability to respond quickly to clients' needs
  • Environmentally friendly
  • A responsible business
  • An ambition to develop through innovation