Fabreeka bearing pad is the original fabric reinforced, elastomeric bearing pad developed in 1936. Fabreeka pad is used to eliminate concrete spalling by compensating for construction irregularities such as rotation and non-parallel load bearing surfaces. Fabreeka bearing pad also prevents electrolytic action between dissimilar materials in construction. The preformed bearing pads can also be provided with a Teflon® surface for use in expansion bearings and pipe slides. Fabreeka pad is scientifically constructed to give years of service under the most severe operating conditions.Key
Features/Benefits – Bearing Pads
- Bearing pads can withstand compressive loads perpendicular to the plane of laminations of not less than 12,000 psi before breakdown.
- Bearing pads meet AASHTO standard specification for preformed fabric pads.
- Bearing pads meet D.O.T. and federal specifications for preformed fabric pads and bedding of masonry plates.
Fabreeka bearing pad is manufactured of all new (unused) materials and composed of multiple layers of prestressed 50/50 cotton-polyester blend duck, 8.1 ounce per net square yard, duck warp count 50 ± 1 threads per inch and filling count 40 ± 2 threads per inch, impregnated and bound with a high quality, oil-impervious nitrile rubber compound, containing rot and mildew inhibitors and anti-oxidants, compounded into resilient pads of uniform thickness.
Fabreeka pad is impervious to most oils and is resistant to the effects of steam, water, mildew and brine. The effective temperature range is -65°F to 200°F.
The durometer of the Fabreeka pad is 90±5 (Shore A).
Fabreeka is manufactured in nominal thicknesses of:
Other thicknesses are available by simply combining and bonding the above standard thicknesses. Thicknesses shown are nominal. Please contact Fabreeka International for manufacturing tolerance values.
FAQ’s – Fabreeka Bearing Pads
Can the Fabreeka bearing pad material be cut to size in the field?
Yes, if configured with care by using a band saw with a fine tooth, narrow angle saw blade configuration.
Can holes or slots be cut into the Fabreeka bearing pads in the field?
Yes, with a fine tooth, narrow angle hole saw.
What adhesive should I use to affix Fabreeka bearing pad to concrete or steel?
Fabreeka recommends #700 epoxy adhesive. Please see our Fabreeka #700 epoxy adhesive application sheet.