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Earthquake safety with textile brickwork reinforcement

News International-French

28 Feb 2014

JEC Europe 2014 - In cooperation with leading institutes and customers, Dr. Günther Kast GmbH & Co. KG developed the EQ-Grid System, an innovative, economic, highly effective and easy-to-apply solution intended to increase the safety of human life and the security of buildings.

The system is suitable for retrofitting existing buildings and for new constructions.


  • The bearing capacity of the entire building is increased by approximately 50% without adding substantial mass
  • Increased deformability of engineered and non-engineered brick walls
  • Durable and breathable (no vapour barrier)
  • Cost-effective and extremely easy to handle
  • Also suitable for restoration of marred brickworks as well as for crack prevention and reconstruction

EQ-Grid is a quadraxial hybrid fabric made of highly alkali-resistant glass fibres combined with highly elastic synthetic fibres. The system uses a specially tempered plaster, adjusted for hard or soft brickwork. An external thermal insulation composite system can be added as a top layer.

The textile brickwork reinforcement system is one of 14 "Innovations made in Bavaria" presented at the Bayern Innovativ stand with the support of the Enterprise Europe Network.

Booth: M31