Murfor® Compact - Masonry reinforcement on a roll

Bekaert Murfor Compact I
Discover the next generation of masonry reinforcement. Murfor® Compact consists of a sturdy steel cord mesh, which you easily roll out onto the masonry joints. Its high strength properties and user-friendly format are key elements to a faster building process and longer lasting masonry structures.
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Designed to last

> Architect benefits

 

Murfor® Compact is designed for structural reinforced masonry applications and consists of steel cord mesh and interwoven fiberglass roving. The performance is comparable to conventional welded bed joint reinforcement for structural use in EN 845-3.

Advanced product design for correct use

Murfor® Compact is available in two different sizes to accommodate any wall with and in three different alloys to meet specific exposure classes or to suit different block or brick constructions. To ensure the correct product is used, each type of Murfor® Compact is available in different colors:

  • Murfor® Compact A (white): or thin joint masonry and glued brickwork (AAC).
  • Murfor® Compact E (blue): for exterior masonry that is exposed to the elements. 
  • Murfor® Compact I (red):  for masonry in dry, interior environments. 

High strength, more flexibility 

Murfor® Compact minimizes cracking and strengthens your masonry. The sturdy mesh of steel cords has an exceptionally high yield strength, with Murfor® Compact E offering more than 1525 MPa and Murfor® Compact I even offering more than 1770 MPa. It strengthens wall panels to protect them from different types of loads and stresses, including:

  • Bending and shear deflection
  • Expansion and contraction
  • Differential settlements
  • Stress concentration  

The high strength and long, customizable lengths of Murfor® Compact creates more flexibility for the designer.

Masonry made easy 

> Builder benefits 

 

Fast and simple installation

Murfor® Compact can be easily rolled out onto blocks or bricks and be cut to size; no overlaps are required and less material is lost. One roll of Murfor® Compact has 30 m of reinforcement, and only weights about 3 kg, about 10 times less than regular masonry reinforcement of the same length. The lightweight rolls are much safer to lift, carry and use. 

Easy to stack and transport

Murfor® Compact rolls have a low volume, which has several economic and logistical advantages. You can easily stack the rolls so that they take up less space in storage and transport. 

Accommodates any wall width

Murfor® Compact is suitable for any wall width. The reinforcement is available in two convenient width options that can be easily combined to reinforce any wall width.

“Murfor® Compact’s high strength properties and user-friendly design were the ideal solution to reinforce the masonry of Bekaert’s new headquarters safely and efficiently. This lightweight product is more ergonomic to handle, improving the safety of our workers. The product can be rolled out in long lengths, speeding up installation and increasing efficiency. The strong structure of the reinforcement controls cracks and strengthens the masonry.”

Ward Berth, Site manager, Chris Vuylsteke Aannemingen nv

Advantages

  • Fast and simple installation
  • Efficient and durable crack control
  • Easy to stack and transport
  • Accommodates any wall width

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