What are the advantages of using heavier weight carbon fiber fabric for structural strengthening of concrete elements?
SRS-660UNI contains 12,000 strands of carbon fiber per tow which gives it distinct advantages over lighter weight material. In many commercial, civil and industrial applications lamination time and the material cost are reduced considerably with a single layer of 600gram fabric which adds more strength and thickness to a structure than 3 layers of 3k 195g cloth.
Unidirectional Carbon Fiber fabric is best utilized for strengthening of concrete and masonry components where ultimate tensile strength is needed in one direction such as in the following applications;
•Bowing wall stabilization
•Reinforcement of broken corners
•Increasing load capacity
•Confinement of structural elements
Learn more about the capabilities and applications of carbon fiber structural strengthening in our application guide