Fiber Reinforcement Polymer (FRP)
The Fiberbond FRP (Fiber Reinforced Polymer) system is a patented cost effective family of well proven & engineered, strenghening products designed to meet a wide variety of strengthening applications on concrete, masonry & wood.
The system consists of the fibers, typically Carbon or Glass, which primarily carry the loads, and a proprietary Epoxy resin system which transfers the shear loads amongst the fibers, protects them, and bonds them to the structure. With tensile strengths ranging from 60,000lbs. to over 350,000lbs., the system can be designed to meet any strengthening requirements.
Fiberbond has undergone extensive structural and durability testing and meets or exceeds the following standards: ICBO AC 125, ACI 440 & Caltrans. The system has a Class A fire rating and is suitable for use inside buildings. FiberBond has also undergone EPA water tests and can be used in contact with potable water. The VelaCarb system is ICBO/ICC-ES approved (ER #5836) and all carbon fabrics are produced under ISO 9002 standards.
- Seismic Retrofitting
- Structural Upgrades
- Structural Repairs
- Design or Construction Errors
- Blast Mitigation
- Modifications to Structural Elements
- Corrosion Repairs
- Load Increases
- Underwater Repairs
- Tanks & Silos
- Shear Walls