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Bekaert launches online information platform for steel fiber professionals

KORTRIJK, BELGIUM — Bekaert has launched a new online information platform for anyone who is professionally involved with the use of steel fibers. With the setup of a professional extranet, called Dramix Club, Bekaert is aiming to deliver a wealth of support information, expert advice, tips, and ideas on a daily basis that will make working with steel fibers much easier.

“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,” said 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 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 slab-on-ground calculation software for engineering 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 during the last 30 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 also will 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 from building professionals putting their steel fiber technology to use.

Building professionals that are interested to access the platform can register at dramixclub.bekaert.com.