solidian Grid carbon
Carbon mats - Reinforcement of the future in new dimensions
solidian Grid carbon
Our contribution to the future of carbon concrete is our solidian Grid carbon, a carbon reinforcement mat manufactured with innovative cutting-edge technology. If we compare our carbon mats to the classic reinforcement steel mats, our carbon fiber reinforcement has up to 7 times higher characteristic tensile strength, does not rust and an extremely lighter weight.
These positive properties lead in part to significant cost savings in future new construction, maintenance and refurbishment. The lower consumption of water, sand and cement (up to 80%!) when using our carbon mats, as well as the great potential for saving transport costs and CO2 emissions, make it a sustainable product.
properties & advantages
solidian Grid carbon, as part of carbon concrete, combines many advantages over conventional construction with reinforced concrete. The most remarkable feature of carbon fiber reinforcement is that the fiber composite material does not corrode – this leads to many advantages for the future!
Besides the non-corrosive nature of the material, the high characteristic tensile strength (up to 7 times higher), super lightweight, flat structure and easy machinability compared to reinforcement steel mesh. From this follows many advantages, such as the design of thinner components, allowing slim construction with an aesthetic design. This results in lower raw material usage and economical transportation to the construction site. Or think of thinner façade components that mean larger usable areas in buildings with the same external dimensions.
The durability of the composite material also means much lower maintenance and refurbishment costs (material, effort, cost from loss of service), thus lower financial provisions for future restoration measures. Therefore, the longer life of the buildings/components results in lower total cost of ownership.
And these are just a few examples!
All advantages at a glance:
- lower concrete cover than conventional
- thinner components, enabling slim construction with an aesthetic design
- smaller component dimensions and thus lower transport and storage costs
- no higher deflection of components compared to steel due to similar modulus of elasticity
- space-saving transport of reinforcement mats as well as concreted components
- gain of saleable/rentable area
- less consumption of concrete and therefore less use of water, sand and cement
- less emission of CO2 due to the reduction of cement use and thus climate and environment friendly behavior
- safer and healthier handling during processing due to lower weight
- less interference with operation as a result of maintenance and repair work
Depending on the requirements of your application, we offer solidian Grid carbon in different load capacities. For more information, please refer to the product brochure and technical data sheets.
We would like to help you get to know this building material better. Therefore we have created an example for the dimensioning of a balcony slab with solidian Grid carbon. Please click here.
- concrete mesh made of carbon fibers with epoxy resin impregnation
- characteristic tensile strength depending on type > 3.000 N/mm²
- standard dimension: 6,0 x 2,30 m – on request solidian Grid carbon can be produced as reinforcement mesh up to 8,0 x 3,0 m as well as roll material up to 80,0 x 3,0 m
- standard L-angle based on the reinforcement mats
- depending on the project scope, we can also produce a solidian Grid carbon according to your requirements – please contact us!
Plane and lightweight reinforcements such as solidian Grid carbon can be used everywhere in the construction industry. Advantages over steel reinforcement are played out where there are requirements for freedom from corrosion. For example, solidian Grid carbon also helps reduce concrete cover for the thinner components and components exposed to aggressive media. Think of precast facades, rainscreen cladding or even the floor slab of a garage: solidian Grid carbon is both an economical alternative for new construction projects and an excellent reinforcement measure for refurbishment applications.
- precast elements in general, e.g. balcony slabs
- facades, e.g. exposed concrete facades, sandwich walls, rainscreen claddings
- hydraulic structures, maritime structures, swimming pools
- tunnel structures and linings
- bridge superstructures
- infrastructure, e.g. sewage channels, impact barriers
- structural strengthening measures, e.g. earthquake strengthening, floor slabs
- maintenance and refurbishment measures, such as parking garage refurbishment, bridge refurbishment, floor slabs
- and some more …