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Weber - Saint-Gobain

webertec force aramid sheet

webertec force aramid sheet
webertec force aramid sheet

Product Benefits

  • Confinement reinforcement
  • Confinement and strengthening of bridge columns and piers
  • Strengthening of silos, cooling towers, water tanks, and walls
  • Impact strengthening of concrete and masonry structures
  • Blast strengthening of masonry walls

High-strength aramid reinforcement sheet for structural strengthening

Product Features

About this Product

webertec force aramid sheet is an aramid-fibre, uni-directional sheet for structural confinement and repair of structures. Available in two grades with Twaron® aramid fibres and compliant with Highways Agency advice note on bridge column strengthening. Recommended application with webertec force EP primer and webertec force EP bonding adhesive to form part of the webertec force composite strengthening system.

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Features and Benefits

  • Lightweight and easy to apply
  • High strength to weight ratio
  • Minimal applied thicknesses
  • Very flexible for details and easy to mould in situ around complex shapes
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Two grades of carbon fibre enabling selection in design
  • Impact and blast resistant
  • Factory produced with consistent mechanical properties
  • Small, easy-to-handle rolls allowing precise location and embedment
  • Unidirectional fibres allowing utilisation of high-strength fibres
  • Special widths can be manufactured for specific projects

Technical Services

weber's Customer Services Department has a team of experienced advisors available to provide on-site advice both at the specification stage and during application. Detailed specifications can be provided for specific projects or more general works. Site visits and on-site demonstrations can be arranged on request.

Technical helpline
Tel: (01525) 722110
Fax: (01525) 718988

Sales Contact

Weber products are distributed throughout the UK through selected stockists and distributors. For UK sales enquiries and overseas projects, contact Weber's Sales office.

Sales office
Tel: (01525) 722100
Fax: (01525) 718988

Documentation

Send or download the documents

You can either send the documents to an email address, or download it

Preparation & Application

Preparation

Before, the application of the S&P aramid sheet, the quality of the substrate has to be checked. The surface tensile strength of the substrate has to be tested with a pull-off bond test. For load transference into the aramid sheet, the substrate needs to be sound and dust free.

Minimum surface tensile strength is 1N/mm2.

 

The substrate must be roughened by light grit blasting or sand blasting or grinding to remove any surface contamination and surface cement laitance. The flatness of the substrate must be checked with a straight edge, maximum deviation shall be 5 mm over a 2 metre straight edge. Any blow-holes or depressions must be filled with webertec EP highbuild or webertec EP structural adhesive, prior to application of webertec force aramid sheet.  

The edges of the structural member must be rounded by grinding to achieve a minimum radius of 15mm.   The substrate must be cleaned of any dust and the moisture content must be less than 4%. Ensure all surfaces are clean and free from any contamination.

Application

webertec force EP primer

The epoxy resin primer must be mixed in accordance with the product data sheet and applied to the prepared substrate. Allow to touch-dry – normally up to 2 hours.

webertec force EP bonding adhesive

The epoxy resin adhesive must be mixed in accordance with the data sheet and applied evenly to the primed substrate as a first coat.

Immediately after the adhesive is applied, the first layer of aramid sheet is applied by hand and pressed into the surface with a rubber roller and squeegee.

Another layer of adhesive is applied by brush or roller over the first layer and is pressed into the sheet with a squeegee. Additional layers are applied in the same way onto uncured, wet epoxy resin adhesive.

For multiple layers, use the wet lay-up process. Pre wet the aramid sheet with webertec force EP bonding adhesive and place the wetted-out sheet onto the first coat of adhesive.

Roller and squeege into position, taking care to align the fibres correctly.

Encapsulate this layer with a second coat of webertec force EP bonding adhesive.

For multiple layers, repeat the above steps.

Pre-wetting of the aramid sheet can be achieved by either:

  1. Manual lamination on a table protected with plastic sheeting.
  2. Machine lamination using the webertec force laminator, details available on request.

Allow the epoxy resin adhesive to fully cure.

Cleaning

Clean tools carefully, using webertec solvent 3.

Packaging, Health & Safety

Packaging

S&P aramid sheets are supplied in 100 m long rolls at 300 mm width.

Coverage / Yield

Area coverage is 30m2 per roll.

Storage and Shelf Life

Store the aramid sheets in dry conditions and protect from exposure to direct sunlight.

Unlimited shelf life if stored correctly.

Health and Safety

Sheet reinforcement material.