Cor-Tuf UHPC: Superior Blast- Resistance Concrete SEE DETAILS
As studies show, the composition of UHPC does directly correlate to the level of blast resistance and protection provided. Contractors, builders, and engineers, when designing and building for security purposes, must be sure to use a UHPC product that offers maximum protection.
Cor-Tuf UHPC is a proprietary mix of UHPC developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. It was developed specifically to fill a need for a stronger and more resilient material to protect personnel and weapons facilities from blasts and intrusions without breaking the bank.
Cor-Tuf UHPC has a compressive strength ranging from 28,000 psi to more than 116,000 psi. It has a tensile strength of 2,700 psi, (1,000 psi greater than the UHPC average).
Perhaps most importantly, Cor-Tuf UHPC can be engineered into a unique mix design to meet the needs of any security project. Increases in strength come from the proprietary combination of integrated fibers worked into the mix.
A variety of fibers can be used to achieve desired strength delivering maximum blast protection. Cor-Tuf UHPC separates itself from other UHPC products in this space by honing and refining the proprietary constituents which make up roughly 20 percent of its total composition (including fiber). Strict quality control procedures ensures you get the exact mix needed.
Cor-Tuf provides a combination of high strength and superior energy-absorbing capacity against blast and ballistic penetration. The characteristics of this material make it suitable for a number of security and safety-related uses, including:
- Protection from debris impact from tornadoes and hurricanes
- Thin concrete armor panels for vehicles and fixed structures
- Inexpensive ballistic armor
- Blast-resistant panels SEE DETAILS
- Fragmenting munitions protection
- Forced entry-resistant structural elements
- Bank vaults
- Armored protective enclosures
After a rigorous application process, Cor-Tuf was selected as the exclusive licensed producer of the patented Cor-Tuf UHPC material for both government and private sectors. Cor-Tuf is proud to make this innovative concrete technology available for all concrete projects, but especially for those structures requiring added protection from blasts and intrusions.
We are currently working with several military and government entities on protective devices to make buildings and other structures more secure. We are excited to be able to provide increased security and blast protection with Cor-Tuf UHPC, and we look forward to continuing our work to make the world safer.