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Your Full-Solution Partner for Composite Strengthening Systems™

Your Full-Solution Partner for Composite Strengthening Systems™

System Solutions for Reinforcement

Simpson Strong-Tie Composite Strengthening Systems (CSS) provide efficient solutions for the structural reinforcement and retrofit of aging, damaged or overloaded concrete, masonry, steel and timber structures.

The primary benefit of Composite Strengthening Systems versus traditional retrofit methods is that significant flexural, axial or shear strength gains can be realized with an easy-to-apply composite that does not add significant weight or mass to the structure. Many times it is the most economical choice given the reduced prep and labor costs and may be installed without taking the structure out of service.

When you are considering a repair or strengthening solution, the composite material specified can greatly impact the overall performance and installed cost of the system. We offer a complete line of carbon fiber and E-glass fabrics, precured carbon laminates, carbon grid, saturants, and FRP anchors designed to the specific requirements of each project.

Browse the solutions below to determine the best solution for your application or contact us to speak with an Engineer or local RPS Specialist.

CSS Advantages

  • In-house engineering and technical services
  • Economically increase capacity without significant weight or mass
  • Extremely high tensile strength
  • Very lightweight and user-friendly installation
  • Non-corrosive
  • Low aesthetic impact
  • Compatible with many finishes and protective coatings
  • Many times it is the most economical choice given the reduced prep and labor costs

Two Solutions for your CSS Projects

Fiber-Reinforced Polymer
Fiber-Reinforced Polymer

For the structural reinforcement of concrete, masonry steel and timber elements we provide corrosion-resistant and high-performance FRP products including carbon fiber (CFRP) and e-glass fabrics, North America’s first code-listed pre-cured laminates and FRP anchors. The primary benefit of FRP systems versus traditional retrofit methods is that significant flexural, axial or shear strength gains can be realized with an easy-to-apply composite that does not add significant weight or mass to the structure.

Fabric-Reinforced Cementitious Matrix
Fabric-Reinforced Cementitious Matrix

The new FRCM Composite Strengthening System™ combines high-performance sprayable mortar with a carbon-fiber grid to create thin-walled, reinforced concrete shells without adding significant weight or mass to the structure. Its advantages are similar to those of FRP (that is, strength, low weight, and ease of application), but also that it may be applied to repair and resurface, strengthen and protect in one application, as well as greater resistance to heat and better long-term durability.

Complimentary FRP Design Services for Engineers and Designers

Leverage our expertise to help with your composite strengthening designs. Our experienced technical representatives and licensed professional engineers provide complimentary design services, field support and training – serving as your partner during the entire project cycle.

Contact us to speak with an Engineer or local RPS Specialist.

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