Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Why Formwork Repair pays off:

Resheeting a framed plywood formwork panel can easily cost EUR 500 per large element of 6,5 sm. Repairing the (fin-) plywood sheet with the emplica system can save up to 25 per cent of the costs during the plywood board's lifetime.
Just imagine you bought a pair of USD 2.000 taylor made shoes in London and you throw them away when the outer sole has a hole. You wouldnt do that would you? You would bring them to a shoemaker and he would apply a new sole for a few dollars. The same calculation applies to the plywood. Why buy new when the old one can be used a little longer for high-grade exposed concrete pouring.

Please have a look at the table we provide for this very simple calculation.(click on image to enlarge).

The use of epoxy filler is on the way to an ideal repair, but damages that go through the plywood such as tieholes etc can not be repaired with filler. Also, the application and curing of filler-repair takes time and is harmful to your lungs.
Ideally, a repair system should reinstall a almost new condition of the board. this can be done with emplica plicafix repair plugs. They are made of finply plywood with a brown film coating and have the exact physical characteristics as the original plywood. Using a PU glue, the plicafix plugs are inseparably bonded with the plywood sheet. Plicafix repair plugs are made of PEFC certified european birch plywood.

In case you dont trust words coming from marketing departments, maybe this video can show how easy and quick the emplica repair plugs are set.

The repair system comes in a very useful steelbox as a starterkit with all necessary tools and a supply of plicafix repair plugs.

for more info and contact please visit our website at: emplica.com

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