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Stronghold Coatings introduces on-site repair product for bridge projects

April 13, 2017

More than 1,000 bridges worldwide have been repaired using this technology.


MM1018 used on bridges.

Stronghold Coating Systems is introducing MM1018, a polymeric metal material that provides 100% force fit gap compensation for the repair of concrete and steel bridges, power plants and utility construction projects, offshore drilling rigs, wind turbines, and other demanding high-load, critical environments.

MM1018 was originally developed in Germany by DIAMANT for the repair of steel and steel composite bridges, where materials are subject to the highest loads and stresses.

The high performance repair product provides 100% volume restoration inside the gap between bearing and construction without machining of back plate and face plate. It combines high compressive and shear strength, excellent vibration damping, and long-term corrosion protection in extreme service conditions (vibration, temperature extremes, etc.), and is resistant to weathering and aging, as well as gasoline, oils, coolants, acids, lye and more.

MM1018 is applied onsite, even at height, using casting or injection allowing for significant repair cost savings versus conventional disassembly/rebuild methods.  It is ideal for concrete and steel bridges, railways, waterway locks, other critical infrastructure projects.

More than 1,000 bridges worldwide have been repaired using this technology. It’s well suited for use in corrosive saltwater environments like oil rigs, offshore wind farms, canal water gates, and other corrosive environments.

Stronghold Coating Systems is the exclusive North American supplier of DIAMANT products, and MM1018 is manufactured in the U.S. by Stronghold in their Franklin, Ohio facilities.


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