A review of the current available technical data sheets for Carboplate from Mapei, CarboDur from Sika and weber.tec force from weber, show that there are a variety of different ways that technical information are presented and in general terms highlights how care needs to be taken when checking equivalent performance of CFRP Plate Bonding Products.
Martin Richardson – Structural Strengthening Materials Advice
Martin’s experience extents to the following specialist areas of strengthening using composite materials;
Flexural Strengthening using CFRP Plates
Near Surface Mounted Reinforcement (NSM)
Strengthening Cast Iron Using Ultra High Modulus (UHM) Carbon Fibre Plates
Shear Strengthening Using CFRP L Shaped Links
Materials advice can be provided to both designers and contractors who have a structure that needs strengthening.