Fibre to resist seismic tremors created by Japanese inventors

Japanese scientists have created carbon fibre strands which could protect buildings from earthquake damage by strengthening their exteriors.

The team at Komatsu Seiten Fabric Laboratory have created a new composite called CABKOMA Strand Rod. The material has been used on the exterior its head office.

The carbon fibre strands have high tensile strength with a “delicate but strong structural body” according to its inventors

Architect Kengo Kuma was the first to use this reinforcement material with his design of Komatsu Seiren’s head office.

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