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Load Bearing PadsIntroduction

Armaload DLW66 Load Bearing Pads are used extensively in standard construction applications, precast and prestressed concrete bridges, buildings and structural steel bearing applications, as well as machinery, equipment foundation, railway tie pads and shock and vibration isolation.

Armaload DLW66 Load Bearing Pads

DLW66 Load Bearing Pads are made from masticated elastomer which is fully cured and fibre reinforced. During the manufacturing process synthetic fibres are added to the base compounds to create an internal strengthening much like steel reinforced concrete. This mesh structure delivers enhanced tensile and compressive strength, stiffness, tear resistance, durability and superior ozone and weather resistance. The combination of these properties cannot be achieved with out fiber reinforcement.

Premium Grade Armaload DLW66XP

Our premium grade Armaload DLW66XP Elastomeric Load Bearing Pads are constructed in a unique cross ply manufacturing process, giving uniform physical properties in all directions. These premium grade load bearing pads are designed for more demanding structural applications with greater load requirements.

High quality manufacturing process

All Armaload DLW66 Load Bearing Pads are manufactured in continuous cure presses, not batch presses, which allow us to economically produce custom shapes and sizes and meet the demands of large scale construction projects. Load bearing pads can be supplied to specified dimensions ready for installation, including cut outs and holes, or in sheet form for on site fitting.

Physical Properties (Original)Test MethodSpecification Of DLW66Specification Of DLW66XP
Tensile Strength, Min. ASTM D412, Die C MD: 5.2 Mpa / MD: 754 PSI MD: 7.0 Mpa / 1000 PSI
Tear Strength, Min. ASTM D624, Die B MD: 26.4 kN/m / MD: 150 PI M
TD: 52.5 kN/m/ TD: 300 PI
D: 35 kN/m / 200 PI
TD: 70 kN/m / 400 PI
Elongation, %, Min. ASTM D412, Die C MD: 15
MD: 15
Hardness, Shore A ASTM D2240 80 ±5 75 ±5
Specific Gravity ASTM D297 sec. 16.3 N/A 1.18
Ozone Resistance ASTM D518 "B" Application specific Application specific
Low Temperature Resistance ASTM D2137 @ –40°C Pass Pass
Coefficient of Friction ASTM D1894 >0.8 >0.8
Physical Properties (Heat Aged)Test Method ASTM D573, 70H @ 70°C  
Tensile Strength, Change % Max. ASTM D412, Die C ±25 ±25
Elongation, Change %, Max. ASTM D412, Die C ±25 ±25
Hardness, Change Pts. Max. ASTM D2240 ±10 ±10

Load Bearing Pads

Load Bearing Pads