Rhino Carbon Fiber™ CFRP
is one of the highest quality products available today, and all of our products are engineered, tested and quality controlled to meet and exceed the technical requirements of your project. Rhino Carbon Fiber™ CFRP
can be used in a variety of residential and commercial applications for concrete crack repair and structural strengthening.
Carbon fiber is light weight, easy-to-install, strong (10x stronger than steel) and non-corrosive, which eliminates the need for maintenance
. Carbon fiber can also be easily painted over or covered with a finishing product for aesthetic appeal.
Carbon fiber has 3 attributes that engineers, specifiers and contractors look at depending on the project on-hand:
Please note that Unidirectional Carbon Fiber is not appropriate for repairs that require high anisotropic strength (strength in all directions)
Weave Orientation (Unidirectional Horizontal, Unidirectional Vertical and Bidirectional)
Weight (200 GSM, 300 GSM, 400 GSM, 560 GSM, 600 GSM)
Width (5.5”, 6”, 12”, 24”)
; Rhino Carbon Fiber™ CFRP (Bidirectional)
is better suited for these repairs. If concrete is cracked around a window frame, a bidirectional weave works best for the repair since it provides strength in all directions. A unidirectional weaves works best for repairs that require strength in two directions.
We can be general in saying these can be used for crack repair and structural strengthening:
- Use a bidirectional weave on any crack or element requiring additional strengthening in all directions
- Use a horizontal weave on a vertical crack or element requiring strengthening in two directions
- Use a vertical weave on a horizontal crack or element requiring strengthening in two directions
The 'weight' attribute relates to its thickness; generally, the higher the weight, the stronger the material. Carbon fiber can also be layered for additional strength. Widths are chosen based on the size of the crack or area being strengthened; 24-inch wide carbon fiber is a great choice for large concrete surfaces since it will require less labor than the 12-inch option.