Bekaert launches online information platform for steel fiber professionals



10-May-2011

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Kortrijk, Belgium, May 2011 – Bekaert is proud to announce the launch of a new online information platform for anyone who is professionally involved with the use of steel fibers. With the set-up of a professional extranet, called Dramix® Club, Bekaert is aiming at delivering a wealth of support information, expert advice, tips and ideas on a daily basis that will make working with steel fibers much easier.

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“With the launch of our Dramix® Club online platform, we are targeting a wide group of building professionals that are using steel fibers in their projects,” comments Hendrik Thooft, Global Product Market Manager at Bekaert’s building division. “Be it contractors, designers, flooring specialists, investors, readymix companies, precast companies or tunnelling specialists; the aim is to provide any building professional with valuable knowledge about the use of steel fiber technology in general, and not just about Dramix® steel fibers.”

Dramix® Club includes a link to Dramix® Drapro calculation software for design offices. Dramix® Drapro calculations for steel fiber concrete are based on yield line theory and ultimate limit states. Bekaert’s calculation tool has been developed together with engineers worldwide, and has been used at testing laboratories and for thousands of steel fiber concrete projects worldwide over the past thirty years.

The Dramix® Club product library includes a wide range of information that is free to use and always up to date in terms of worldwide certifications and quality assurance systems. The product library is maintained by dedicated Bekaert engineers who make sure that all content is up to academic standards. 

Dramix® Club users will also be able to browse through an extensive reference database of steel fiber projects around the world. Finally, the Dramix® Club’s Speakers’ Corner’s will offer text and video testimonials by building professionals putting their steel fiber technology to use.

Bekaert’s Dramix® Club platform will be available from April onwards. Building professionals that are interested to access the platform can register at dramixclub.bekaert.com

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Bekaert (www.bekaert.com) is a global technological leader in its two core competences: advanced metal transformation and advanced materials and coatings, and a market leader in drawn wire products and applications. Bekaert (Euronext Brussels: BEKB) is a global company with headquarters in Belgium, employing 28 000 people worldwide. Serving customers in 120 countries, Bekaert pursues sustainable profitable growth in all its activities and generates annual combined sales of € 4.5 billion.

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