Structural Strengthening – Carbon Fibre Plate Bonding

Why do structures need strengthening?

Change of use giving an increased loading
Inadequate design
Poor quality construction
Structural damage
Fire damage
Seismic Loading
Reinforcement Corrosion (If cause treated)
Loss of prestress force

Structural Strengthening Product Data Sheets

Why is it so difficult to get find all the Product Data Sheets for CFRP Plates and Structural Adhesive materials which are available in the UK Market for Structural Strengthening Systems? Many of the major suppliers dont have them readily available on there websites.

Below is a selection of the key products which are generally available in the UK, from Sika, Weber and Mapei. You will probably notice that not all of them are from a UK website, so I hope they are correct. These products are generally for use on concrete structures for flexural strengthening

Click to access Sikadur%2030%20PDS%20(CE).pdf

Click to access carbodur_structstrength.pdf

Click to access 10.010_weber.tec_force_carbon_plate.pdf

Click to access 02.020_weber.tec_EP_structural_adhesive_04.pdf

Click to access 1001_carboplate_gb.pdf

Click to access 1006_mapewrap_11-12_gb.pdf

Next step is to do a product comparision which will appear on the website.