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Structural Applications
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Bridging

The high strength-to-weight ratio together with high modulus, low extension and good tension-to-tension fatigue life make Parafil® an attractive material for many structural applications.

It was used in a ‘fully synthetic’, cable-stay bridge spanning the River Tay at the Aberfeldy golf course in Scotland and has also been selected for a revolutionary tank bridge developed by BAE Systems Land Systems (Bridging) Limited.

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Structural Support Systems

PARAFIL® rope's high tensile strength, low creep, resistance to corrosion and good tension-tension fatigue life make PARAFIL®an attractive material for use in many structural support systems.
PARAFIL® was used as tensioning members in ‘The Farm’ sculpture created by the renowned sculptor Anish Kapoor. The physical properties of PARAFIL® made it an ideal material to act as tensioning members for the sculptures red membrane.

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Pre-Stressing Tendons

PARAFIL® has proven its value in Civil Engineering where it has been used as a pre-stressing tendon to repair concrete structures. A good example of this is where 30 PARAFIL® circumferential tendons were used to repair a large concrete cooling tower.

The high strength to weight ratio, thermal stability, excellent chemical resistance, high UV resistance and fatigue characteristics make PARAFIL® an excellent choice for use as, external, unbounded pre-stressing tendons in concrete beams and structures.

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Roof Support Systems

PARAFIL® rope's high modulus, low creep characteristics, good tension-tension fatigue life and resistance to both corrosion and UV radiation make it an ideal material to use as a static tension member in roof support systems.

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