FWPA Building Innovations

Carbodur

Carbodur is a carbon fibre sheet system that is glue bonded to timber beams to improve spanning ability and strength, and to repair existing structures.  It can also be used with concrete as well as timber.

Benefits

Its main benefit relates to the repair and strengthening of existing structures.

Limitations

Expensive. Carbon fibre also tends to be brittle hence requiring it to be handled with care and detailed appropriately. Not really appropriate for new building work - largely limited to use in the repair of existing structures.

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www.aus.sika.com

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Forest and Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA), a not for profit company, is the Australian forestry and wood  products industry’s service provider, investing in research and development, and providing research results and generic promotions to the Australoian industry. FWPA aims to improve the competitiveness and sustainability of the Australian forest and wood products industry through innovation, investment in effective and relevant R&D and communication of the results to stakeholders. Read more about FWPA at www.fwpa.com.au

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