Fibre Reinforced Concrete is concrete containing fibrous material which increases its structural integrity. For centuries fibres of various types have been utilised in concrete to help improve the effects of plastic shrinkage and as secondary reinforcement. Today the use of synthetic and steel fibers is widely accepted and can provide a number of benefits including:
- Reduces the formation of plastic shrinkage cracking in concrete.
- Provides multi-dimensional reinforcement.
- Improves impact, shatter and abrasion resistance of concrete.
- Enhances durability and toughness of concrete.
- Reduces bleeding
Sika also provide a range of polypropylene structural fibres which eliminate the need for steel mesh with the benefits of increased performance, reduced cost and health and safety advantages.
- Increased flexural strength
- Increased impact resistance
- Increased durability
- Increased tensile strength
Sika do a range of polypropylene fibres to reduce the occurrence of plastic shrinkage and plastic settlement cracking, whilst enhancing the surface properties and durability of hardened cementitious products.
- Reduced plastic shrinkage cracks
- Reduced plastic settlement
- Reduced bleeding
- Alternative to crack control mesh
The Sika range of steel concrete fibres is specifically designed to enhance concrete in its hardened state. Industrial concrete floor slab systems are often required to perform under intense loading conditions, and Sika’s steel fibres are designed to provide ultimate performance in such conditions.
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