Sika CarboDur

Sika CarboDur plates are pultruded carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) laminates, designed for strengthening concrete, timber, masonry, steel and fibre reinforced polymer structures.

Sika CarboDur plates are bonded onto the structure as externally bonded reinforcement using Sikadur -30 epoxy resin based adhesive for normal, or Sikadur-30 LP epoxy resin based adhesive for elevated temperatures during application and / or service.

Preparation of the carbodur colma cleaner

Application SikaDur 30

Pavillion CarboDur

Pavillion Sika CarboDur

Placement of Carbodur S1214

Widening of the Keiskamma Bridge

CarboDur

Sika CarboDur systems are used to improve, increase or repair the performance and resistance of structures for:

Increased load carrying capacity:
  • Increasing the load capacity of floor slabs, beams and bridge sections
  • For the installation of heavier machinery
  • To stabilise vibrating structures
  • For changes in building use
Damage to structural elements due to:
  • Deterioration of the original construction materials
  • Steel reinforcement corrosion
  • Accidents (Vehicle impact, earthquakes, fire)
Improvement of serviceability and durability:
  • Reduced deflection and crack width
  • Stress reduction in the steel reinforcement
  • Improved fatigue resistance
  • Change of the structural system:
  • Removal of walls and / or columns
  • Removal of floor and wall sections to create access / openings
Resistance to possible events:
  • Increased resistance to earthquakes, impact or explosion etc.
  • To repair design or construction defects such as:
  • Insufficient / inadequate reinforcement
  • Insufficient / inadequate structural depth
  • Combination of very high strength and high stiffness
  • Non corroding
  • Excellent durability and fatigue resistance
  • Unlimited lengths, no joints required
  • Low system thickness, simple execution of plate intersections or crossings
  • Easy transportation (rolls)
  • Lightweight, very easy to install, especially overhead (without temporary support)
  • Minimum preparation of plate, applicable in several layers
  • Smooth edges without exposed fibres as result of production by pultrusion
  • Extensive Testing and Approvals available from many countries worldwide