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Pultruded carbon fibre or glass
fibre bars for repairing and
structural strengthening
damaged concrete, wooden and
masonry elements.
Maperod C: high tensile bars
pre-impregnated with epoxy resin.
Maperod G: deformed bars
pre-impregnated with epoxy-
modified vinylester

WHERE TO USE TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS


Repairs and structural strengthening for reinforced Maperod C is a range of deformed, pultruded carbon
concrete, brickwork, stone, wooden and tuff elements fibre bars in an epoxy matrix with a peel-ply film,
damaged by physical-mechanical stress or natural characterised by their high tensile strength. Maperod C
causes. is a valid alternative to metal bars.
Maperod C and Maperod G are used in combination The bars in the Maperod C range are 10 mm in
with fabrics from the MapeWrap range to improve diameter and have a modulus of elasticity of 155 GPa.
anchorage, especially when interventions are carried Maperod G is a range of deformed, pultruded glass
out to increase flexural and shear strength (for concrete, fibre bars in an epoxy-modified vinylester matrix,
masonry and wood). characterised by their high tensile strength.
The bars in the Maperod G range are 10 mm in
Some application examples diameter and have a modulus of elasticity of 40.8 GPa.
Upgrading seismic performance of structures in
high-risk zones. Thanks to their composition and production process,
which guarantees constant properties throughout
the bars, MapeWrap C and MapeWrap G have the
Setting terminal anchors and anti-delamination
following characteristics:
connectors in composite systems.
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Studding and micro-stitching.
lightweight;
As a valid substitute for metal through tie-rods in
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 odulus of elasticity compatible with and suitable for
(reinforced stitching method). the requirements of concrete and other materials used
in constructions;
Reducing deformation under service loads (increase
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Increasing load-bearing capacity (e.g. re-qualifying ADVANTAGES


structures due to change in final use). Unlike interventions using traditional methods, thanks to
their extremely low weight, products from the Maperod
Increasing fatigue strength. range may be applied extremely quickly without using
special handling or lifting equipment, and often without
Increasing overall durability of the intervention. interrupting the use of structures.

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PRODUCT IDENTITY

Maperod C Maperod G

Matrix: epoxy resin epoxy-modified vinylester

Appearance: solid, round structural element

Colour: black white

PRODUCT CHARACTERISTICS

Maperod C Maperod G

Density (g/cm): 1.54 1.995

Fibre content (%): 71 75

Cross-section area (mm): 73.9 71.26

Nominal diameter (mm): 9.7 9.53

FINAL PERFORMANCE

Tensile strength (N/mm): 2,000 760

Modulus of elasticity (N/mm): 155,000 40,800

Elongation at failure (%): 1.5 2

Shear strength (MPa): 75 15

Coefficient of longitudinal thermal expansion


(m/m/C): 6 -10 x 106 6-10 x 106

Coefficient of transversal thermal expansion


(m/m/C): 21-23 x 106

Compared with the cladding technique APPLICATION PROCEDURE


using metal plates (bton plaqu), Maperod 1. A pplication phases.
does not require temporary supports during 2. D rilling the holes.
application and there is no risk of corrosion of 3. P reparation of MapeWrap Primer 1.
the strengthening materials applied. 4. A pplication of MapeWrap Primer 1.
Compared with cladding using fabric 5. P reparation of MapeWrap 11 or
impregnated directly on site, bars from the MapeWrap 12, Mapefix EP.
Maperod range may be applied very quickly 6. A pplication of MapeWrap 11 or
and the quality of the installation is less MapeWrap 12, Mapefix EP.
dependent on the experience and skill of the 7. Inserting the Maperod bars.
workers.
1. Drilling the holes
RECOMMENDATIONS Preparation of masonry
B
 efore bonding, make sure the tensile
Drill a series of holes slightly larger than the
strength of the substrate is sufficient.
diameter of the bar in the face of the wall.
The depth of the holes must be calculated
D
 o not apply Maperod on substrates which
by a design engineer according to the tensile
are not fully cured.
requirements of the bar. Pour an epoxy
binder-based product into the holes and
O
 n particularly absorbent substrates or on
insert the bars to the depth required until the
concrete in areas with a high level of R.H.
(underpasses, underground rooms, cellars, epoxy product comes out of the holes.
etc.), we recommend priming the substrates Maperod C is particularly recommended as
with a coat of MapeWrap Primer 1 before a structural strengthening system for wood.
bonding Maperod (see relative technical Use a product with an epoxy-based binder
data sheet for preparation and application in such cases, as it is more compatible with
instructions). Application of MapeWrap 11 wooden substrates.
or MapeWrap 12, or as on alternative
Mapefix EP must be carried out while the Preparation of concrete
MapeWrap Primer 1 is still fresh. Drill a series of holes around 1.5 times the
diameter of the bar in the concrete. The
For applications on wooden substrates, we depth of the holes must be calculated by
recommend using an epoxy adhesive from a design engineer according to the tensile
the Mapewood range. requirements of the bar. Pour the resin into
the holes and then insert the Maperod C/ 6. Inserting the Maperod bars
Maperod G bars to the bottom of the holes Maperod C and Maperod G are supplied
so that the epoxy resin is squeezed out. in lengths of 2 meters and 6 metres
Remove all traces of dust and loose material respectively, and are cut to length on site
from inside the holes with compressed air. using a diamond cutting disk. Insert the
Maperod bars while applying a constant
2. Preparation of MapeWrap Primer 1 pressure along their entire length. Remove
The two components which make up excess resin with a trowel, taking care not to
MapeWrap Primer 1 must be mixed move the bars.
together. Pour component B into component When applied on curved elements, the bars
A and mix with a low-speed drill with a mixing must be held in position with clamps or stays
attachment until the resin is completely until the resin has completely hardened
blended. Mixing ratio: 3 parts by weight (24 hours is usually enough before the
of component A with 1 part by weight of clamps or stays can be removed).
component B. To avoid dosage errors, use
the entire contents of the two components. PRECAUTIONS TO BE TAKEN DURING
If only partial quantities are required, use AND AFTER APPLICATION
high-precision electronic scales to weigh out The temperature during application must
the components (this procedure must also be be at least +5C and the structure must be
adopted for the other products). protected from rain and dust carried by the
Once prepared, the workability time of wind.
MapeWrap Primer 1 is approx. 90 minutes
at +23C. After completing application, make sure
the treated surface is kept at a temperature
3. Application of MapeWrap Primer 1 of at least +5C until the products are
After drilling and preparing the holes, apply completely cured.
the MapeWrap Primer 1 inside the holes
using a bottle brush. Protect the surface from rain for at least
If the surface is particularly absorbent, apply 24 hours if the temperature does not drop
a second coat of MapeWrap Primer 1 once below +15C, or for at least 3 days if the
the first coat has been completely absorbed. temperature is lower.
Then apply MapeWrap 11, MapeWrap 12 or
Mapefix EP while the product underneath is Cleaning
still fresh. MapeWrap 11 and MapeWrap 12 form a
strong bond, including on metal. Cleaning
4. P
 reparation of MapeWrap 11, tools with solvent (such as ethanol, toluene,
MapeWrap 12 and Mapefix EP etc.) before they harden is recommended.
MapeWrap 11 or MapeWrap 12
MapeWrap 11 or MapeWrap 12 must PACKAGING
be chosen according to the surrounding Maperod C and Maperod G are supplied in
temperature and workability time boxes of 10x2 metre lengths and 10x6 metre
(MapeWrap 12 has a higher workability time lengths respectively.
than MapeWrap 11). Maperod C and Maperod G are supplied in
Pour component B into component A and 10 mm diameter lengths.
mix with a low-speed drill with a mixing
attachment until they form an even, grey STORAGE
paste. Store in a covered, dry area.
Mixing ratio for both products: 3 parts by
weight of component A with 1 part by weight PRECAUTIONS TO BE TAKEN WHEN
of component B. At +23C, MapeWrap 11 HANDLING THE PRODUCTS
remains workable for around 40 minutes All workers must wear waterproof rubber
after mixing, while MapeWrap 12 remains gloves, goggles and protective clothing when
workable for around 60 minutes. preparing and applying the bars and epoxy
systems (MapeWrap 11, MapeWrap 12 and
Mapefix EP Mapefix EP). Avoid contact with the eyes or
Mapefix EP is a two-component product skin. If they come into contact with the skin,
supplied in bi-axial 385 ml cartridges and wash off with plenty of soap and water. If
comprises two separate components, A they come into contact with the eyes, wash
(resin) and B (catalyser). They are mixed with plenty of clean water and seek medical
together during extrusion from the cartridge attention.
through a static mixer supplied with the If the products are applied in closed
product. This product may be applied at environments, make sure they are well
+5C to +40C. ventilated to guarantee a continuous
circulation of fresh air.
5. A pplication of MapeWrap 11 or For further and complete information about
MapeWrap 12 and Mapefix EP the safe use of our product please refer to
Completely fill the holes previously treated our latest version of the Material Safety
with MapeWrap Primer 1 while it is still Data Sheet.
fresh. Apply MapeWrap 11 or
MapeWrap 12 in the holes using an empty PRODUCT FOR PROFESSIONAL USE.
sealant cartridge filled with product and an
extrusion gun, and Mapefix EP through the WARNING
static mixer supplied with the product using Although the technical details and
an extrusion gun. recommendations contained in this product
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