Reinforcement tapes are widely used in a variety of applications. The tapes have high strength and high modulus characteristics. These both characteristics gives toughness, impact- and fatigue resistance to the product.
Reinforcement tapes were developed in the 1990s and are used as an alternative for glass fibre, aramide, dyneema, kevlar, polyester, pvc and carbon in composite applications such as anti-ballistic panels, automotive parts, consumer products (helmets, suitcases), tubes and pipes, water sport panels. In concrete it is an alternative to nominal reinforcement (wire mesh and steel fibres) to give post-crack flexural strength and to provide drying shrinkage crack control, mainly in ground-bearing floor slabs, sprayed concrete for ground support , external pavements, precast concrete and in composite metal decking systems .
The product is available as tape, fabric (woven) and panels (multilayer sheets). It can be used as a finished product and for making lightweight sandwich panels. In concrete it is used as a fibre and it has been demonstrated in the past and through practical applications that, if used at sufficient dosage rates, provide better or equal crack control than nominal fabric reinforcement and improve the flexural capacity of ground-bearing concrete. Advantages are that they are uniformly distributed throughout the concrete matrix - no risk of incorrect steel fabric reinforcement placement, it removes a site process so saves time on the construction programme, no steel fabric storage and no risk of injuries from moving and installing steel fabric reinforcement.
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