ALL PIPE /PAVER AND ANY IMMEDIATE STRIPPING PRODUCT MANUFACTURER CAN USE FLEXSTREN TECHNOLOGY TO:
· ENHANCE PRODUCT COMPETITIVENESS by increasing overall strength, and mitigating cracking risks
· HAVE ACCESS TO NEW APPLICATIONS not currently reachable from concrete products
· MAKE CORROSION FREE PRODUCTS with the easiness of implementation
FLEXSTREN Technology consists of applying a post-compression on the concrete product – after curing – with a stressed and oriented composite. This reinforcing is NOT dispersed in the concrete mix but applied only where is needed
Regulations already exist in many countries as the USA and Europe
· CONCRETE PIPES, cost-effective vs fiber/plastic and reinforced concrete pipes
· LARGE FLEXIBLE PAVERS reducing the thickness and eliminating cracking
· DRYCAST SLEEPERS corrosion-free, very scalable productivity, overall cost-effective products
FSC TECH can provide all which is necessary to apply FLEXSTREN, such as Know-how, Machinery, Startup Assistance, Engineering, Auditing Services to ensure Quality
The FLEXSTREN Technology makes Paver Manufacturers able to produce cost-effective “flexible” pavers, by applying a post-tensioned continuous composite material around the slab periphery. By adding flexibility, eliminates broken or cracked pavers, weight is reduced and durability is increased.
Flooring with flexible pavers can be applied even on medium-high speed roads. Larger paving slabs with reduced thickness are now possible, enhancing the product applications vs competitive materials, such as ceramic and terrazzo tiles.
It is now possible to do pavers with a form factor that has one side much longer than the other.
The casting and curing process remains the same. Then, after normal curing, the paver is wrapped according to the FLEXSTREN Technology. The recess for the FLEXSTREN roving can be cut in by the wrapping machine.
FSC Technologies – Large Flexible Paver behavior. FLEXSTREN introduces a new way to give flexural behavior to concrete products, overcoming steel reinforcing limitations (cover requirements, and steel corrosion). FLEXSTREN Technology consists of applying a post-compression on dry cast concrete products – after normal curing – with a stressed and oriented high tensile continuous composite
This reinforcing is NOT dispersed in the concrete mix but applied only where it is needed.
Concrete Pipe D = 18’’ (457 mm) – Thickness 0.5’’ (13 mm) - Length = 12’’ (305 mm)
First crack with a deflection of 1% roughly; 3% of deflection with 7.87/1000’’ (0.2 mm) crack; the ultimate load rise linearly with 14.2% of deflection
ULTRA THIN CONCRETE PIPES Game- changing solution for pipes from 150mm to 500 mm ID Internal Surface with mirror finishing For Drainage and Irrigation. Internal Pressure up to 10 bar Wall thickness 1/20-1/25 of the ID. Semi -rigid behavior 3% deflection without any creep. The external wrapping ensures waterproofing. Cost effective versus Plastic and GRP pipes. ECO FRIENDLY no steel reinforcing. FIRE AND CORROSION RESISTANT FLEXISTREN CONSISTS IN WRAPPING IN TENSION A COMPOSITE MATERIAL AROUND
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