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Chomarat to present C-GRID reinforcement at Big 5 construction show in Dubai

The innovative reinforcement is said to enable precast constructions to be thinner, lighter, more durable and less costly than conventional precast.

23rd November 2015

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Le Cheylard

Construction

The company will exhibit its C-GRID carbon grids at the show for the first time, at the booth of its partner and exclusive distributor B&R Building Materials. The show is the leading platform for the construction community to share, source and learn about the most innovative solutions for the concrete industry.

The innovative reinforcement is made by bonding ultra high-strength carbon tow with epoxy resin. It is said to enable precast constructions to be thinner, lighter, more durable and less costly overall than conventional precast and other building systems.

Greener concrete building solutions

C-GRID carbon fibre grid offers a unique solution for the concrete builder, according to the manufacturer.“For architectural cladding or insulated wall panels, precast concrete is improved by integrating ultra-strong, noncorrosive C-GRID into the wall panel during fabrication. Taking the place of steel reinforcement, C-GRID is a real enabling technology, providing better factory-made precast concrete elements,” explained John Leatham, Sales and Marketing Director, Chomarat North America.

X elements, Artesis High School, Antwerp. © Chomarat With the properties of C-Grid, thin walls are said to be greener, lighter and stronger, because non-corrosive carbon fibres require less protective concrete, more durable, as C-GRID is said to offer an efficient crack control, and also versatile, due to the design options available.

Chomarat

Chomarat, the producer of technical textiles for reinforcement, roofing and moulding applications, is focused on manufacturing products for a number of markets.

These include the wind energy market, the oil and gas market, the construction industry and also high end fabrics that have a cosmetic appeal out of carbon fibre that are used in the automotive market as well as the sports and leisure goods.

www.chomarat.com

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