Rock protection strands

Our rock protection strands are used to create nets that secure irregular and unstable rock formations. The strands stay strong in harsh weather conditions. They can resist the impact from sliding and falling rocks. This high-tensile, steel wire strand is easy to process without losing its mechanical properties.

Keeping it strong

Made from 3 or 7 high carbon steel wires, Bekaert’s rock protection strands are the combination of high tensile strength with excellent ductility. Creates a strong and effective barrier against sliding landmasses.

Protected against the elements

Our strands are made from final galvanized or redrawn Bezinal® coated wires.  The coatings protect the wires against harsh weather conditions and extreme temperatures.

Withstands heavy processing

Bekaert’s rock protection strands are easy to process.  They withstand demanding downstream processing and deformation without losing their mechanical properties. The strands are produced according to EN-10264-2 specifications.  For customers with stranding capabilities, the wires are available separately.

Bernard Eicher - Geobrugg, Switzerland

Advantages

  • Improves the impact resistance of your netting
  • Durable and safe even in extreme environments
  • Withstands intense deformation and processing
  • Strand wires available separately

Features

Bulk Material C-steel
Shape Wire
Coating Combinations, Other polymer, Polyester, Bezinal®
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