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V-Wrap™ FRP Composite Strengthening Systems

STRUCTURAL TECHNOLOGIES’ V-Wrap externally bonded carbon and glass fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) systems utilize lightweight, high-strength carbon fibers bonded with adhesive resins

V-Wrap Systems™ are used to increase or restore load-carrying capacity to a variety of structures. Low profile,  flexible, and with very high strength, FRP can provide significant strength increase and is ideal for applications with limited access and/or complex geometries.

V-Wrap™ materials are ICC-ES approved, are environmentally friendly, and have UL-approved fire-resistant finishes available

  • Engineers can design and include in projects with confidence of plan check approval
  • ICC-ES approval provides long-term durability assessment that allows for 50-year 
  • Materials can be installed in active commercial, institutional and industrial environments, maximizing on-going operations for Owners
  • A variety of finishes including fire-resistant finishes allow engineers more options for use of V-Wrap materials 

V-Wrap™ offers significant ease and flexibility of installation over steel and other repair options

  • Can be installed on complex geometries in any orientation
  • Can be installed on-site, immediately, or long after structural member is put into place
  • Due to ease of installation it is often a lower overall cost alternative compared to steel and other materials
  • Ease of installation translates into faster schedule and provides cost saving advantages
  • Small construction footprint with no heavy equipment required provides advantages to Owner

V-Wrap™ - increases shear, flexural, and axial strengths of structural members and improves ductility and seismic performance

  • Versatile. Can be utilized on a variety of structural elements including columns, beams, walls and slabs to restore and/or increase capacity and ductility
  • Lightweight. Material strengthens structural members with no impact on overall weight of structure
  • Thin. Low-profile system, typically 1/8” or less, allows for minimal impact on area where FRP being installed

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RJ Watson’s in house operations include a fabrication shop with overhead cranes, heavy lifting capacities, certified welders, weld positioners, media blasting, machine shop and state of the art testing facility.

 

 

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