Providing you with long-lasting and high-quality products​

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Research and development in the field of non-metallic and non-corrosive reinforcements is always our focus in our daily work in order to be able to cover a growing field of application with the properties of our products and to respond to customer needs.​

For solidian, a team consisting of engineers and laboratory staff, works daily on new solutions for the corrosion-free reinforcements of tomorrow. The main focus of the work is the development of new material concepts taking into account the interfaces between fiber, resins and concrete. At solidian, special emphasis is placed on a holistic property profile and, above all, the behaviour of the reinforcement products in the concrete is investigated and optimized.​

In order to be fast and largely independent of external test facilities, an own material laboratory specialised in non-metallic reinforcements was set up in 2015.​ In addition, we use existing resources in our parent company Groz-Beckert, where we can exchange know-how with the experts for technical textiles at the Technology and Development Center (TEZ) and carry out textile-specific and structural-mechanical tests.​

Creating Tomorrow's Machines Today​​

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Welcome to our Machine Design department, where we specialize in developing machines tailored to meet our customers' unique needs. ​

Our team is dedicated to crafting machines entirely in-house, leveraging our own technologies and expertise. From initial concept to final production, we work closely with our clients to ensure that every aspect of their requirements is met with precision and efficiency.​

Our dynamic team innovates machines and technologies for diverse production processes, including:​

  • Impregnation lines​
  • Curing chambers​
  • Pultrusion lines​
  • Forming machines​
  • Automatic cutting machines​
  • Unwinding and winding units​

With a focus on customer requests, we strive to deliver solutions that not only meet but exceed expectations. Our commitment to continuous improvement drives us to push the boundaries of what's possible in machine design, ensuring that our products stand out in terms of quality, reliability, and performance.​

In partnership, we find strength; in unity, we achieve success

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We believe that the foundation of true success lies in collaboration and unity. ​

Your success is our top priority. By partnering with you, we combine our strengths to achieve remarkable results. We’re dedicated to understanding your unique needs and turning your vision into reality. Together, we can accomplish great things. Let’s unite our efforts and shape a successful future, one project at a time.​​

Equipement and testing capabilities

  • Laboratory currently has the following equipment and testing options​
  • 600 kN universal tensile testing machine with newly developed clamping jaws for sensitive glass and carbon fiber strands, rebars as well as for reinforced concrete tensile specimens​
  • temperature test chamber for testing all properties in the operating temperature range up to 80°C​
  • high-temperature test chamber for temperatures up to 1000°C for the investigation of fire scenarios​
  • test setups for the determination of the bonding behavior of reinforcing bars and grids in concrete​
  • dynamic-mechanical analysis (DMA) for the examination of material stiffness depending on temperature (-50°C to 400°C)​
  • test chambers with alkaline solutions for accelerated aging up to 60 °C to determine strength losses of glass fibers​
  • bending device for the examination of reinforced plates with regard to flexural strength, deflection and multiple cracking​
  • two concrete labs for the own production of all required concrete test specimens.​
  • mini pultrusion line for the production of test specimens from glass- and carbon-fiber-reinforced plastics on a laboratory scale​
  • test benches for reinforcement grids and bars with superimposed action of tensile force, alkaline solution and temperature​
  • dynamic scanning calorimetry (DSC) for an optimization of curing cycles, rotational rheometer to optimize pot life and processing viscosities of resins, (-170°C to 650°C)

Laboratory tested solutions for the highest quality

  • Laboratory tested solutions for the highest quality​
  • Since 2015: solidian operates its own material lab for non-metallic reinforcements, continuously expanding.​
  • Around 70% of all test methods of the recently published German guidline on Non-metallic reinforcements can be carried out in-house​
  • Quick Product Evaluation: Enables fast evaluation of products, minimizing reliance on external test facilities.​
  • Customer Customization: Can implement specific customer requests and test reinforcements with customer-provided concrete.​
  • Holistic Material Testing: Focuses on the overall behavior of materials, including interactions within concrete elements.​
  • Concrete Interfaces: Investigates interfaces between fibers, resin, and concrete under various environmental conditions.​
  • In cooperation with our parent company Groz-Beckert we have direct access to several chemical and analytical methods: scanning electron microscopy with element mapping to evaluate the laminate quality of our products, reflected light and transmitted light microscopy, thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), dynamic scanning calorimetry (DSC) for an optimization of curing cycles, rotational rheometer to optimize pot life and processing viscosities of resins.​