The main sphere of application is the building engineering where those fibreglass straps can be used thanks to carbon-fibre excellent mechanical properties to reinforce concrete or other building structures, increase the load-bearing capacity of building structures (e.g. increasing a load-bearing capacity of floors because of installing new production machines) or renovate older concrete building units like bridges, for example. The SILOSYST system is also suitable for renovating monuments in conservation areas or sacral buildings where the reinforcements can be covered up easily not to disturb the original style of those structures.
In addition to concrete structures, the system is used to sufficiently reinforce steel and wooden structures at increased load, with damaged construction and to improve properties of current structures.
The equally important sphere of application consists of the aerospace industry when excellent mechanical properties of LETOXIT SILOSYST help reinforce wings (the main spar) or aircraft’s primary construction. When used in the aerospace industry, LETOXIT SILOSYST involves smaller adjustments compared to its application in the building engineering applications where there is the some tearing-away cloth on both sides of the carbon strip and after tearing it away, the surface is ready for gluing without any other demanding surface treatment. Nevertheless, the strength-emphasising gluing should rather combine glues LETOXIT PL 60 or PL 80.
- minimum intervention in the original structure
- chemical resistance
- resistance to corrosion
- high tensile strength
- no interference with computer or mobile networks
- low weight
- thermal non-conductivity
- easy manipulation
- building and construction (reinforcement of structures)
- aviation (reinforcement of the wings or structures)
|Tensile strength||2600 MPa|
|Modulus of elasticity in tension||170 GPa|
|Elongation in break||1,1 – 1,2 %|
|Carbon fiber content||70%|
|Standard stripe dimensions (strip width x thickness)||15 x 1,4 mm|
|30 x 1,4 mm|
|50 x 1,4 mm|
|100 x 1,4 mm|
|100 x 1,2 mm|
|110 x 1,7 mm|
|120 x 1,4 mm|