Blast Protection System fortifies existing structures.

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Offered as complete diagnostic design and installation service, Blastec retrofits to masonry structures to provide protection against damage from incidents such as gas explosions or bomb blasts. Each structure is individually assessed and modeled in 3D to determine optimal reinforcement pattern. Resulting reinforcement consists of CINTEC Reinforcing Anchor System - fashioned out of steel bar enclosed in mesh fabric sleeve - and form-fitting, non-polymer, cement-like grout.

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CINTEC America, Inc. Offers Blast Protection System for Existing Structures

CINTEC America, Inc. of Baltimore, MD, designer and manufacturer of the CINTEC Reinforcing Anchor System, offers a blast protection system for existing masonry structures. The system, known as Blastec, a complete diagnostic design and installation service, utilizes sophisticated technology and drilling methods designed to retrofit masonry structures to better withstand possible damage from incidents such as gas explosions or bomb blasts. Blastec is capable of reinforcing a variety of masonry wall types in either solid or windowed panels.

The Blastec process begins with an inspection of the structure by a qualified CINTEC engineer. The structure is then modeled in 3D modeling to assess the behavioral probability and the risk inherent to the structure in order to determine the best reinforcement pattern.

At the site, the CINTEC Reinforcing Anchor System, fashioned out of a steel bar enclosed in a mesh fabric sleeve, is inserted into the structure in need of reinforcement. A specially-developed, non-polymer, cement-like grout is then injected into the sleeve under low pressure. The grout then fuses with the mesh, expands, and shapes itself around the steel to fit the space. CINTEC uses state-of-the-art dry- or low-volume wet diamond drilling techniques to reduce or even eliminate water damage associated with conventional concrete wet drilling.

Extensive in-situ load testing on various sizes and types of CINTEC anchors has proven that large blast loads can be successfully resisted, and that the CINTEC Reinforcing Anchor System provides a reliable, bottom line defense against explosions.

About CINTEC America, Inc.

Founded in 1986, CINTEC America, Inc. of Baltimore, MD, is a world leader in the field of structural masonry retrofit strengthening, repair, and preservation.

The principal activity of the company is the design and manufacture of the CINTEC Reinforcing Anchor System, a micro-cement and lime-grout anchoring and reinforcing technique. CINTEC America offers complete structural analysis and design services, turn-key solutions, as well as masonry repair and reinforcement anchors used for blast protection, seismic reinforcement, historic preservation and overall building strengthening.

CINTEC has been the recipient of several awards, including the 2002 Queen's Award for Enterprise in Innovation, two U.K. Historic Bridge Awards, and an Engineering Excellence Award from The Institution of Engineers based in Australia.
For more information regarding CINTEC America, Inc., call 1-800-363-6066; fax: 800.461.1862; or send an e-mail to: Visit the CINTEC website at

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