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pecafil th e u n i ve r s a l fo r mwo r k m ate r i a l

Site installation guidelines


pecafil contents pecafil introduction

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 The material


Pecafil applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46-47 Pecafil universal formwork material consists of a special steel mesh with varying thicknesses
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Benefits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 and shaped to meet your requirements, and a heat-shrunk layer of polyethylene made from
Folding and site cutting of flat material. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
carbon and hydrogen. Pecafil universal formwork material is environmentally friendly, does
Installation of U-shaped formwork . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50-53
not affect groundwater, and is both recyclable and bio-degradable.
Support of formwork . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54-56
Cover spacers between reinforcement and Pecafil. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57-61 The field of application
Element overlap U-shaped formwork . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62-67
Pecafil can be used as lost formwork, as reusable formwork or as formwork stop-end.
Assembly instruction formwork girders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68-71
L-shaped formwork . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72-75 The tools
Formwork stop-end and formwork strip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76-77 The following tools are required for installation:
Circular formwork . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Waterproof marker pen
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Rectangular foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Retractable blade craft knife
Special solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80-81
Bolt cutter
Personal protection information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Nail (length90mm)
Additional information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Tying wire

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pecafil applications pecafil applications

Installation of Pecafil Pecafil partition formwork,


above ground optionally with thermal
insulation lining
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Formwork material
for ribbed
Circular formwork slabs and
for foundations panelled slabs
Pecafil for Formwork stop-end
single foundations with continuity
reinforcement
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Pecafil installed Weather and dust
in-ground protection and screens

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pecafil benefits pecafil folding and site cutting of flat material

Mark line of fold on Pecafil


No lifting means are required 1
Leave top and bottom wire intact and cut alternate wires(X)
for the site installation of Pecafil. 2
for width of unit.
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1
2
Start with each second top or bottom wire.

1 Only cut wires at fold not polyethylene sheet.


No electrical current is required 2 Fold Pecafil on ground or on appropriate bench.
for the site installation of Pecafil. A suitable timber straight edge may be used to assist with
folding (clean cut).

The use of polyethylene sheet makes Pecafil environmentally


friendly and suitable for use in ground water preservation areas.
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Depending on the construction site,
it is possible to reuse Pecafil several times.
4 - 5x

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pecafil installation of U-shaped formwork in-ground pecafil installation of U-shaped formwork in-ground
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25
cm

Produce a level trench Place Pecafil formwork Install reinforcement and Backfill material equally Stiffening via grid Concrete the entire
base (no granular elements in position in spacers on both sides supports or other foundation in one pour
sub-base required) trench alternatives (see pages
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54 56) becomes
necessary if the
formwork protrudes
the filling material by
more than 20 cm

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pecafil installation of u-shaped formwork above ground pecafil installation of u-shaped formwork above ground

Pecafil installed above ground


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Produce a level Place Pecafil formwork Install concrete spacers Install reinforcement and Stiffening via girder Concrete the entire
foundation base elements in a flush on ground lateral concrete spacers supports or other foundation in one pour
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position alternatives
(see pages 54 56)

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pecafil support of formwork pecafil support of formwork

Support of Pecafil formwork for low foundation heights


(up to approximately 25 cm above filling height)
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In order to avoid any distortions of the The following alternatives are possible:
Pecafil formwork as a result of inner
concrete pressure or outer soil pressure
25 25 25
prior to concreting, stiffening of the upper cm cm cm
25
formwork edge is necessary even for a cm

formwork of low height.

Billet of wood with nail Slotted timber board Tying wire with Distance support wi-
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Although this system is compression-proof Suitable for a foundation spring clip thout formwork girder
and resistant to tensile strength only to a height of up to 25cm Suitable for a foundation Suitable for a foundation
limited degree it is well suited for provisional above filling height of up to 25cm height of up to 25cm
distance spacer installation during assembly above filling above filling
and concreting.

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pecafil types of stiffenings pecafil types of cover spacers

Support for deep foundations (two possibilities) Cover spacers between reinforcement and Pecafil
The use of cover spacers will ensure that the required cover between the reinforcing
steel and the Pecafil formwork is achieved. Depending on requirements with regard to
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a the quality of the ground beams, Pecafil plastic spacers or fibre concrete spacers may
be used.

> 25 > 25
cm cm
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Support posts and tying wire Pecafil distance spacers with form-
Distance a = approx. 50cm work girder Suitable for foundation
(between plug-in iron) heights up to 180cm Use of Pecafil plastic spacer Use of FRANK fibre concrete spacers

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pecafil pecafil plastic spacer pecafil pecafil plastic spacer

Pecafil plastic spacer: lateral spacing system between reinforcement and Pecafil Pecafil spacers positioning and quantities
cm
Due to their rotation through 90 Pecafil
required (recommendation) 40
cm
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spacers may be adjusted during assembly cm 40
to achieve concrete covers between 40
40mm and 50mm. cm
The supporting surface of the Pecafil 40
spacer being larger than the largest
Pecafil mesh width, punching of the
polyethylene sheet is prevented.
cm
m 15
50 m m
d = ver
3 0c
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co

cm
30 m
m
40 m
d = cover
c
15
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pecafil concrete spacers between reinforcement and pecafil pecafil spacers between reinforcement and pecafil

The spacers used must be


m
stable enough to carry the load
0c
of the reinforcement.
m 4
c
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40
m
0c
4

m
1 5c

T
he contractor must
cm
30 ensure that any paired
m links are securely tied
0c
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2 to be able to withstand the Insertion of fibre Assembly of Lateral assembly of
cm pressure of the backfill on the concrete spacers, e.g. reinforcement cage clevis type bar spacers
30 Pecafil, without distorting the type banana or type or of Pecafil spacers
m
1 5c reinforcement cage. snake in the base

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pecafil element overlap U-shaped formwork pecafil element overlap U-shaped formwork

Overlap U-shaped formwork Fix overlap using tying wire. Beam corner sections U-shaped formwork

Connect butted lap joint using tying wire. Insert U-element.


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Cut and fold U-shaped formwork
element at internal face.
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Cut the ultimate wire of the element
already installed to enable lapping of the
next element Connect bent corner element to Connect bent corner element to
overlapping U-elements. overlapping U-elements.

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pecafil element overlap U-shaped formwork pecafil element overlap U-shaped formwork

U-shaped formwork - tee intersection Connect bent out flaps to the outside face U-shaped formwork combined with widened foundation
of the joining U-beam using a tying wire.
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pecafil ground beam intersections of unequal depths pecafil ground beam intersections of unequal depths

Overlaps of formwork systems with different heights consisting of Pecafil strips For this type of beam connections the cut-out flaps are fixed
Determine position of the Pecafil element Cut through (foil and bars) of Pecafil along from the outside to the ground beams to be connected.
to be connected. the centre line (axis) and along the lower This guarantees a stable connection.
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Mark both, centre line (axis) and contour edge. Afterwards bend flaps along the
on the erected Pecafil element. marking outward.

T
o facilitate folding,
cut through every
second bar of the
folding section. It is, how
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ever, not recommended to
cut through the corner bars.
Intersection of formwork systems consisting of
Pecafil strips with different heights position connecting
pieces to the appropriately bent flaps and connect.

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pecafil assembly instruction formwork girders pecafil assembly instruction formwork girders

Distance spacer arrangement with U-shaped formwork

Top of
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foundation
2 meshes

3 meshes

variable height
a = 800 mm

3 meshes
a = 600 mm

2 meshes a = 400 mm
Pecafil
Pecafil distance spacer 2 meshes bottom of
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foundation
Formwork girder
distance spacer
Cut off protruding bars at the
stagger
intersection of the formwork girder

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pecafil stiffening with formwork girder pecafil stiffening with formwork girder

Formwork girders must be installed with a minimum overlap of


200mm.


20
0
m
m
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Distance Pecafil spacers at 1000mm alternating between upper and
lower girder main wires (for exact distances see page 69).
150
mm

Bend Pecafil at intersections.


Take care of a minimum overlap of 150mm of Pecafil sheets.
Securely fix elements to each other at lap joints.
Fixing of formwork girder Fixing with a nail in Ensure that Pecafil distance spacers do not come into direct contact
after pre-assembly of the intersection area with the beam cage.
Pecafil with nails. of the formwork girders
Pecafil sheets must not be tied to the reinforcement.
Ensure that Pecafil (overlap: at least
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distance spacers do not 200mm). Concreting must be done by specialists only.
come into direct contact
Pourin concrete vertically and at continuous speed into all
with the beam cage.
ground beams. Observe a maximum height of fall of 300 mm during
concrete pouring.

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pecafil L-shaped formwork pecafil L-shaped formwork

L-shaped formwork bases and slabs


Backfilling (toe-in) Support posts External angle
Angle inside
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Lost formwork
(Example: corner formwork base slab)
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Angle outside

Reusable formwork
(Example: corner formwork base slab) Backfilling (toe-out) Anchor board

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pecafil L-shaped formwork for wide foundations pecafil L-shaped formwork for wide foundations

For large foundations and in case of Pecafil is reusable if it is used for an Corner sections with L-shaped formwork Push and tie L-elements together
frequently changing ground beam cross outside L-angle. We would recommend Cut in element base at desired spot using
sections or projecting ground beams, two fixing the material on a pre-concreted a bolt cutter and subsequently bend to
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Pecafil L-formworks can be used instead granular sub-base. the desired position.
of one U-shaped formwork.
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Tie the bent corner angle section to
L-elements with overlap.
Bent corner element.

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pecafil formwork stop-ends pecafil formwork strip

Formwork stop-end with and without continuous reinforcement Joints for exposed aggregate concrete
The application of an inhibitor to Pecafil
creates an optimum bond to the adjoining
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concrete layer.

Formwork produced Formwork produced for Formwork produced for


for one concrete pour one concrete pour with one concrete pour inside
without continuous continuous reinforcement a wall
reinforcement
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pecafil circular formwork pecafil rectangular foundation

Circular formwork or formwork for rectangular single Rectangular arrangement of single foundations made of flat material
foundations is produced from flat material, which is folded
to the desired round or square shape in our factory.
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Circular formwork elements are stiffened using lashing
straps or similar.
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Single foundations are stiffened using grid
supports as shown on page 46.

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pecafil special solutions pecafil special solutions

Sealing of overlaps Ground beams with heat insulation


Pecafil may be securely glued to
If required:
insulation board using a polyurethane
Overlaps are sealed with a wide adhesive
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hybrid glue or other insulation materials
tape order to avoid any leakage of cement
(perimeter insulation).
laitance.
Ground heave applications
Pecafil can also be used in ground
heave applications where a specified
Liner pipes
compressible material should be
placed on the sides or under the insulation
ground beam. board
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Bonding spots

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pecafil personal protection information pecafil additional information

Protective clothing: Our technical project office will be delighted to provide you with more detailed
information for individual projects. Our technical sales managers can also advise
Gloves must be used for transport and handling of Pecafil. Suitable clothing must be
installers on site.
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worn to avoid cuts to limbs.
Theindividual elements are marked and they can be clearly identified with an installation
Special precautions: schedule in order to facilitate installation.
Work practices: This installation schedule is enclosed in every Pecafil delivery consignment.
Storage to be in a fenced compound or the material should be weighted down to
prevent wind dispersal.

Handling a clear field of vision to be maintained when carrying and care to be taken
when placing material in windy and / or confined working spaces.
Remove all offcut wire from work areas to avoid stumbles, slippage and skin puncture.
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Keep site traffic away from the excavation of the ground beams made of Pecafil strips.

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technologien fr die bauindustrie
technologies for the construction industry

Max Frank GmbH & Co. KG

Mitterweg 1
94339 Leiblfing Germany
Tel. +49(0)9427/189-0
Fax +49(0)9427/1588

50019/1 D 12/08
info@maxfrank.com
www.maxfrank.com

www.maxfrank.com