01: PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION

RHINO PRODUCTS USA
1633 THORNWOOD DRIVE
HEATH, OH 43056 USA

Product Name: Rhino Unidirectional Carbon Fiber

Product Code:

(Type-Width-Weight) Weave Weight
UD-12H-200 0.369 lb/SY (200 g/m2)
UD-12V-200 0.369 lb/SY (200 g/m2)
UD-24V-200 0.369 lb/SY (200 g/m2)
UD-24V-300 0.553 lb/SY (300 g/m2)
UD-24V-400 0.737 lb/SY (400 g/m2)
UD-24V-600 1.106 lb/SY (600 g/m2)

02: DESCRIPTION

Rhino Unidirectional Carbon Fiber is a high strength, unidirectional carbon fiber fabric. Equipped with weft fibers that keep the fabric stable. The
material is field laminated using RCF Structural-Adhesive Epoxy to form a carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) which is used to strengthen structural
concrete elements.

03: WHERE TO USE:

The Concrete Crack Lock™ has been engineered to stop cracks in concrete slabs, poured walls, masonry, concrete block foundations,
columns, industrial buildings, bridges, and foundations. The Concrete Crack Lock™ system is designed for cracks of various sizes under
virtually any circumstance. It can also be used to increase seismic strength to repairs after an earthquake.

Load Increases

• Increased loading capacity
• Installation of heavy machinery in industrial buildings
• Vibrating structures
• Changes of building utilization
• Meeting of changed standards or specifications

Seismic Strengthening

• Column wrapping
• Masonry walls

Damage to Structural Parts

• Aging of construction material
• Vehicle impact
• Fire and blast resistance
• Prevention of defects caused by earthquakes

Change in Structural System

• Removal of walls or columns
• Removal of slab sections for openings

Design or Construction Defects

• Insufficient reinforcements
• Insufficient structural depth

04: ADVANTAGES

•Used for shear, confinement or structural strengthening
•Non-corrosive
•Flexible, can be wrapped around complex geometries
•Alkali Resistant
•High Strength
•Low aesthetic impact
•Light Weight

05: DATA

RESULTS MAY DIFFER BASED UPON STATISTICAL VARIATIONS DEPENDING UPON MIXING METHODS AND EQUIPMENT, TEMPERATURE, APPLICATION
METHODS, TEST METHODS, ACTUAL SITE CONDITIONS AND CURING CONDITIONS.

Storage Conditions : Store dry at 40° – 95°F (4° – 35°C)
Shelf Life :2 years from date of production
Color :Black
Primary Fiber Direction: Unidirectional
Areal Weight :300g/m2 ± 5%

FIBER PROPERTIES
Property English Metric
Tensile Strength 710 ksi 4,900 MPa
Tensile Modulus 36.3 Msi 250 GPa
Elongation 2%
Density .065 lbs/in3 1.79 g/cm3
Nominal Thickness 0.0175 in. 0.4445 mm

06: HOW TO USE: SURFACE PREP

Surface must be clean and sound. It may be dry or damp, but free of standing water and frost. Remove a light layer of concrete from the surface work
areas. Consult the current product data sheets for Rhino Carbon Fiber for additional information on surface preparation.

Existing uneven surfaces must be filled with an appropriate repair mortar/hydraulic cement. The adhesive strength of the concrete must be verified,
after surface preparation, by random pull-off testing (ASTM D-4541) at the discretion of the engineer. Minimum tensile strength, 200 psi (1.4 MPa) with
concrete substrate failure.

Preparation Work: Concrete – Blast clean, shotblast or use other approved mechanical means to provide a roughened, open-textured surface.

Round all corners to 1/2” radius in certain “contact critical” applications and at the engineers’ discretion, a thorough cleaning of the substrate using low
pressure sand or water blasting may be sufficient.

07: APPLICATION

Application prior to placing the fabric, scarify the concrete surface using a dustless grinding system. The fabric may also be manually saturated using
your hand, a roller prior or scraper to placement. In either case, the installation of this system should be performed only by a trained contractor. In fiber
direction, overlapping of the fabric must be at least 10mm or as per the project specifications. Overlapping sections of additional layers should be
distributed over the column circumference.

08: TOOLING & FINISHING

Fabric can be cut to appropriate lengths by using scissors. Since the dull or worn cutting implements can damage, weaken or fray the fabric, their use
should be avoided.

09: LIMITATIONS

• Design calculations must be made and certified by an independent licensed professional engineer.
• The system is a vapor barrier. Concrete should not be fully encapsulated in areas of freeze/thaw.

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