KRATOS C-FABRIC AND PRIME RESIN
Kratos C-Fabric is a single-layer woven fabric formed by interconnecting the carbon fibers that run in 0˚ direction with sewing threads. Kratos C-Fabric is made from carbon fibers, one of the strongest materials known. Despite its strength, these fibers are soft as silk and can easily be mold into the desired shape. When used in combination with the special epoxy-based Kratos Prime Resin, another member of the Kratos Structural Reinforcement product line, the fabric becomes rigid. Kratos Prime Resin is a dual-component epoxy-based lamination resin specially designed for use with Kratos C-Fabric. Kratos C-Fabric, when used in combination with Kratos Prime Resin on load-bearing structural elements such as reinforced concrete columns or beams, increases the load-bearing capacity of these elements.
Kratos C-Fabric and Kratos Prime Resin are frequently used to strengthen reinforced concrete structural elements. Kratos C-Fabric is wrapped around reinforced concrete columns and partitions to increase their shear and compressive strength and improve ductility. In addition to columns and partitions, it may be wrapped around reinforced concrete beams to improve their bending and shear strength and thus, increase their load-bearing capacity.