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What Are Concrete Fibers?

Concrete Fibers are fiber reinforcement is easily added to concrete to provide 3-dimensional reinforcement to control cracking and add long-term durability for a wide variety of concrete applications.

  • 3 Dimensional Reinforcement
  • Lower Cost To Install
  • Safe and Easy

 

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FIB-300

FIB-300 fibers are manufactured from 100% virgin polypropylene resin, containing no reprocessed olefin materials, and exceed the requirements of ASTM C 1116 “Standard Specification for Fiber-Reinforced Concrete and Shotcrete”, Type III Synthetic Fiber-Reinforced Concrete. Read More...

FORTA FERRO

FORTA-FERRO® is an easy to finish, color blended fiber, made of 100% virgin copolymer/polypropylene consisting of a twisted bundle non-fibrillating mono-filament and a fibrillating network fiber, yielding a high-performance concrete reinforcement system. Read More...

HPS-950

HPS-950 Blended Macro/Micro fibers system incorporates the second generation of macro fibers. They are made of High Performance co-polymer macro fibers blended with 100% virgin polypropylene micro fibers. Read More...

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  • Fiber is recognized as an industry accepted multi-dimensional, top to bottom reinforcement that provides excellent crack containment reinforcement.  Cracking of concrete due to shrinkage and temperature affects is traditionally controlled by welded wire fabric (WWF) or small diameter rebar for many applications. The one-dimensional layer of steel reinforcement is effective only if placed in the proper location.

  • Steel reinforcement is highly labor-intensive to store, fabricate and cut, install, and work around.  Fiber reinforcement is design to be added directly to the concrete and delivered to the project at a fraction of the cost of traditional steel.

  • Worker safety is at risk with labor-intensive traditional steel reinforcement with tripping hazards that can cause cuts, scraps and injury.  Fiber reinforcement that is evenly dispersed throughout the concrete can be placed quickly, accurately and safely.

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    DE Fiberworks can handle all your concrete fiber needs in Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and 15 counties in Illinois.

    (Jo Daviess, Carroll, Whiteside, Lee, Rock Island, Mercer, Henry, Bureau, Henderson, Warren, Knox, Peoria, Hancock, McDonough, and Fulton counties in Illinois.)

     

     

Did You Know?

Concrete is widely recognized as an extremely versatile, cost-effective construction material?

 

Concrete is widely recognized as an extremely versatile, cost-effective construction material. Yet it is also beset with some drawbacks that are inherent to its composition.  By generally accepted engineering standards, concrete is relatively brittle and lacks ductility.  Intertwined with these problems is concrete’s propensity to crack in both its plastic (early-age) and hardened (long-term) state.  Early-age cracks are microscopic fissures caused by the intrinsic stresses created when the concrete settles and shrinks over the first 24 hours after being placed.  Long-term cracking is in part caused by the drying shrinkage that transpires over time.  In either case, these cracks can jeopardize the overall integrity of the concrete and not allow it to maintain – or possibly ever attain – its maximum performance capability.

 

This is the basic reason reinforcement in concrete is required.  Irregular cracks are unsightly and difficult to maintain but generally do not affect the integrity of the concrete.  Joints in concrete slabs are simply pre-planned cracks that are created by forming, sawing, or tooling.  Concrete slabs that are designed for serviceability typically use reinforcement such as deformed reinforcing steel bars (rebar) or welded wire fabric (WWF) to hold cracks tight.  The primary function for the reinforcement is to maintain aggregate interlock for load transfer and improve joint stability.  Rebar and WWR do not inhibit the formation of cracks, but if properly positioned provide reinforcement once a crack has developed.  Fiber reinforcement can provide the same function, is distributed throughout the cross-section of the concrete and distributes the stresses attributed to shrinkage throughout the panel making the joints much more stable. This distribution of fibers provides a totally reinforced cross-section of concrete and changes the way the concrete works.