Advantages

  • Ideal reinforcement for high impact and high pressure applications
  • High fatigue and corrosion resistance
  • High flexibility
  • Compatibility with broad range of environments (chemical resistance, …)

Product description

Armofor
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Bekaert steel cord reinforced tape consists of a number of high strength steel cords that are accurately positioned side-by-side within a thermoplastic (PP, PE, TPU, PA, PET,…) or rubber matrix. This specific design leads to a lightweight composite of superior strength. The ductile fracture behavior of the tape sets it apart from more brittle composites like glass or carbon fiber. 

Additional features include a high longitudinal tensile strength that is creep-free and a high fatigue resistance. Bekaert steel cord tape offers the ideal reinforcement for high impact and high pressure applications including flexible pipes, handrails, rubber hoses, conveyor belt splices and more. 

In order to meet the requirements for specific applications, the features of this tape can be easily fine-tuned. We can use various cord constructions, apply specific rubber or plastic, use different coatings, tweak friction properties, and so on. Moreover, the tapes can be cut, spliced, fusion bonded, etc.  to ensure a continuous production process for the customer. 

Today, Bekaert steel cord thermoplastic reinforced tape is most often used as a helical reinforcement for pipes used in the oil and gas industry. This product is known as Armofor®.  However, thanks to its flexible design options, this tape can be used for many different static or dynamic applications, in different industries or environments.


Technological features

  • Shape Complex
  • Bulk material Polymer, C-steel
  • Coating Polyester, Nylon, Other polymer, Zinc

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better together

  • transmission-cable

    Situation

    Alcan and Bekaert joined forces to install 210 miles of transmission cable

    Solution

    Bekaert seamlessly adjusted the lengths of the reels to help Alcan’s trucks drive through mountainous terrain

    Result

    Alcan could meet their customer’s delivery requirements

  • Algeciras-port

    Situation

    Optimal reinforcement required for the concrete pavement of the Algeciras port terminal in Spain.

    Solution

    Concrete strengthened with Dramix steel fibers, offering high fatigue resistance and load bearing capacity.

    Result

    The solution largely exceeds the Spanish standard for the design and construction of port pavement set at a durability of at least 25 years.

  • ski

    Situation

    Skiers count on safety when they go up the mountain

    Solution

    In close cooperation Bekaert developed superior quality wires that meet the technical customer requirements of ropeway constructors

    Result

    The customer handles the production of the cables, but also on-site weaving (or splicing) and installation. The cables have a life expectancy up to 40 years

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