Research & Development

All available International Guidelines and Codes for the use of FRPs in the Civil Engineering and Structural Strengthening industry state that:

FRP systems should be developed through material characterization, durability testing and full-scale structural testing. The selection of a FRP system must be comprised of tested and verified combination of high-strength fibres and their compatible epoxies/resins as untested combinations of fibres and epoxies/resins can yield and an unexpected range of properties as well as potential material incompatibilities.

Since the 1980’s, the TYFO® Fibrwrap® Composite Systems have been comprehensivly tested and proven for effectiveness and durability. Thousands of test, both destructive and non-destructive have been performed on the TYFO® Fibrwrap® Composite Systems worldwide. These include material testing, long-term environmental durability testing, full-scale structural testing and in-situ testing of actual installations. This rigorous testing of the TYFO® Fibrwrap® Composite Systems has resulted in reliable, accepted and proven FRP strengthening systems that have demonstrated their intended design performance and design life

The TYFO® Fibrwrap® Composite Systems have been widely tested and independently verified by numerous independent testing laboratories and universities in USA, Asia and the rest of the world. Some notable organisations are:

  • National University of Singapore, Singapore

  • Nanyang Technology University, Singapore

  • Housing and Development Board, Precast Technology Centre, Singapore

  • Ministry of Defense, Singapore

  • Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay, India

  • Indian Institute of Technology - Roorkee, India

  • Indian Institute of Technology - Madras, India

  • City Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

  • University of Santo Tomas, Philippines

  • University of Korea, South Korea

  • Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Vietnam

  • Kasetsart University, Thailand

  • Parahyangan Catholic University, Indonesia

  • National Chung-Kung University, Taiwan

  • University of Canterbury, New Zealand

  • University of California, San Diego, USA

  • University of California, Irvine, USA

  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA

  • University of Buffalo, New York, USA

  • Colorado State University, USA

  • University of West Virginia, USA

  • USACERRL (US Army Corps of Engineers)

  • Caltrans, Testing Facilities, USA

  • Texas, DOT Materials Testing Lab, USA

  • Georgia, DOT Material Testing Lab, USA

  • National Research Council, Canada

  • University of Toronto, Canada

  • University of Sherbrooke, Canada

  • University of British Columbia, Canada

  • University of Patras, Greece

  • University of Athens, Greece

  • University of Bologna, Italy