Almost every bridge, lock bridge and bridge deck that we construct and install is equipped with the InfraCore® Inside. A patented technology that makes it possible to produce FRP panels, that can withstand heavy loads, in an industrial way. With this invention, FiberCore Europe paved the way in 2008 for fiber-reinforced polymer structures in construction & infrastructure.
No delamination or cracking
InfraCore® technology prevents delamination and cracking, a known problem with FRP support structures. The solution was found in a continuous structural connection of glass fibers (or carbon fibers) between the top and bottom of the structure. The fiberglass mats run from the upper skin through body plates to the lower skin. And by placing the fibers in all directions, resin-dominated fracture surfaces are avoided. The construction contains no internal glues or bolted connections. The strength comes entirely from the fibers, which themselves are stronger than steel.
Tested for load, damage and fatigue
The InfraCore® technology has been tested for a combination of stress, impact damage and fatigue. This shows that no delamination can occur due to fatigue in damaged plates. All constructions with InfraCore® Inside will comply with Canadian bridge construction codes.