Ultra-stiff pultruded carbon fiber reinforcements for civil engineering structures and architectural structures.
Known worldwide through the Carbolam® brand, Epsilon Composite is the world leader in the manufacture of flat carbon/epoxy laminates for the strengthening of civil engineering structures (bridges, buildings and various structures).
|Traction modulus (E)||160 to 450 GPa|
|Tensile failure stress (σ)||1,500 to 3,000 MPa|
|Compression modulus (E)||130 to 380 MPa|
|Compressive failure stress (σ)||700 to 1,500 MPa|
|Interlaminar Shear Stress (ILSS)||70 to 100 MPa|
|Coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE)||-0.6.10^(-6) to 0.6.10^(-6)|
|Glass transition temperature (Tg)||120 to 210°(C)|
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Reinforcement of the Westgate Bridge in Melbourne: an unparalleled benchmark
In 2010, Epsilon Composite supplied Carbolam® carbon plates for what would become the largest bridge reinforcement project in the world:
Carboglulam: evolution of Carbolam® for the manufacture of large carbon beams
Using patented technology, Carboglulam® beams consist of a successive assembly of carbon plates and are custom-made (length, width, thickness) to meet specific stiffness requirements, where Carbolam® is not sufficient anymore:
- Tensile modulus (E) from 160 to 450 GPa
- Shape: rectangular or bevelled. Can also be curved.
- Length up to 10 metres (more on request)