MasterBrace: Composite strengthening systems for repairing and strengthening concrete and masonry structures
How does the MasterBrace product system work?
MasterBrace is an innovative concrete repair and strengthening system based on fiber reinforced polymer composites that provide additional stability to structural elements. It is used directly on the parts where the load-bearing capacity needs to be improved and reinforced strength is required. MasterBrace is also part of our brand of specialty structural repair adhesives for segmental bridge rehabilitation and construction.
What makes MasterBrace strengthening system a unique solution?
The MasterBrace system comes with the complete system support provided by the Master Builders Solutions experts from BASF. Through our dedicated team of engineers and technical support force, the MasterBrace composite strengthening system ensures successful installation with specification and design support, contractor training and on-site testing.
MasterBrace is engineered to be used anywhere additional reinforcement and strengthening is needed for:
- Upgrading the load bearing capacities of concrete and masonry structures
- Restoring the capacity of concrete structures due to deterioration
- Correcting design or construction errors
- Extending a building or structure
- Cases of seismic retrofit or damage from impact
MasterBrace Composite Laminates and Rod
High strength carbon fiber reinforced polymer plates, used to strengthen existing structural members
(Formerly: APE Pile Grout) – An epoxy grout for use with the Advanced Pile Encapsulation System, Marine-grade epoxy bonds underwater
(Formerly: Hydrocote 3061I) – A marine epoxy paste for MasterBrace 6000UW (Advanced Pile Encapsulation) System, under waterline application
(Formerly: Hydrocote 1063) – A two-component, nonsag, marine epoxy paste that can be applied to horizontal, vertical and overhead surfaces
MasterBrace F 2000
(Formerly: MBrace Putty) – A 100% solids nonsag epoxy paste for use with the MasterBrace Composite Strengthening System, fills small voids
MasterBrace FIB 300-50CFS
(Formerly: MBrace CF 130) – A 9 oz unidirectional high-strength carbon fiber fabric for the MasterBrace Composite Strengthening System
MasterBrace FIB 600-50CFS
(Formerly: MBrace CF 160) – A unidirectional high-strength carbon fiber fabric for the MasterBrace Composite Strengthening System
MasterBrace FIB 900-50FG
(Formerly: MBrace EG 900) – A unidirectional E-glass fiber fabric for the MasterBrace Composite Strengthening System; high strength
MasterBrace P 3500
(Formerly: MBrace Primer) – Low-viscosity epoxy primer for the MasterBrace Composite Strengthening System, 100% solids, polyamine cured epoxy
MasterBrace SAT 4500
(Formerly: MBrace Saturant) – Epoxy encapsulation resin for MasterBrace Composite Strengthening System, 100% solids, low viscosity epoxy
MasterBrace SAT 4700
(Formerly: MBrace Saturant LTC) – Low-temperature epoxy encapsulation resin for MasterBrace Composite Strengthening System, 100% solids