INTRODUCING VIRGIN FIBRILATED POLYPROPYLENE FIBRE “SMART- FIBER” for Reinforcement Concrete, Plaster and other Construction Applications.

The Introductory range includes Micro and Macro Synthetic (Polypropylene) Fibers, extruded, processed and cut into specific lengths to suit different applications of construction. The product can be used in ready mixed concrete, pre-cast concrete and Sprayed concrete in both underground and over-ground applications. The profiled flat surface of the fiber improves bond between the fiber and the concrete resulting in remarkable increase in Average Residual Flexural Strength of the Concrete. Use of the material in required dosage also helps increase the Average Compressive Strength. This can be used as temperature-shrinkage and plastic-shrinkage reinforcement in concrete.

SMART-FIBER Micro Synthetic Fiber is designed to reduce the occurrence of plastic shrinkage cracking and plastic settlement. It enhances the surface properties and the durability of the hardened surface of the product. The fibers are cut to lengths of 3, 6, 12 or 18mm with a nominal thickness of 50 Microns. These fibers are also treated with surfactant to improve dispersion and bonding. These can perform in stringent conditions, offer increased performance. Perfect bee-hive construction of the fiber provides for much needed reinforcements. It enhances the toughness of the concrete without losing flexibility, thus providing for better strength and well finished concrete surface.

General Applications

  • Residential and Commercial Slabs-on-ground
  • Internal Floor Slabs
  • Mortar/renderings
  • Architectural and Ornamental Precast Concrete Elements
  • Repair Materials
  • Screed
  • Shotcrete (Wet mix) and Gunite (Dry Mix)

Advantages and Benefits

  • Excellent distribution throughout the concrete-mix
  • Excellent temperature-shrinkage reinforcement
  • Because of flat tape structure offers 3-dimensionsl reinforcement system
  • Increases the residual flexural strength of the concrete
  • Excellent reduction in shrinkage and settlement cracking
  • Extends service life of the concrete – increases durability
  • Reduced Maintenance
  • Reduces Construction time
  • Increased abrasion properties
  • Reduced Bleeding
  • Increased impact resistance
  • Provides an alternative to Crack Control Mesh

Health and Safety

The product is very safe. However, a material safety data sheet will be available on request.

Packing & Dispensing

SMART-FIBER fibers are packed into plastic bags. The fibers should be emptied in the mixer and the bag should not be dropped in the mixer. The fiber is available in 1 Kilo and 5 Kilo packing to suit the dosage and type of concrete plans. This can be made available in bigger bags also based on the requirements.

Storage

The SMART-FIBER fibers must be stored in a clean place and dry conditions, under cover and away fromsun anda possibility of damage.

Quality Assurance

The product is manufactured using most appropriate manufacturing methods and suitable care has been taken to produce the goods to meet the exacting standards in the industry. The goods were monitored constantly throughout the process of manufacturing for quality of the products and packing. Quality audits are conducted and a batch-wise record is maintained which can be assessed in case of investigation.

Typical application method

The fiber is best dispersed when added to a forced action batching device prior to discharging the concrete into a truck. First add required quantity of the SMART- FIBER fibers along-with half the quantity of the required water for mixing. Then add all other ingredients including required balance quantity of water. The concrete should be mixed at full speed to ensure uniform fiber dispersion. In case of site mixing a minimum of 70 drum revolution at full speed should be undertaken.

Recommendations for Use

  • 900 to 1000 Grams per Cubic Meter

Typical Properties

Cracksafe Micro has following chemical and physical properties:

  • Material: Polypropylene
  • Fiberlength: 6mm, 12mm, 18mm or 24mm
  • Fiber Type: Stretch Tape – Fibrillated Bee-hive construction.
  • Absorption: Nil
  • Specific Gravity: More than 0.94
  • Electrical Conductivity: Very Low
  • Alkali Resistance: Excellent
  • Acid Resistance: High
  • Salt Resistance: Excellent
  • UV Resistance: Excellent
  • Color: Natural
  • Softening Point: 150 Deg. C.
  • Melting Point: 160 Deg. C.

Product Standards (for Reference)

  • Fibers for Concrete Part ||
  • EN ISO 14889-2:2006
  • ASTM C1116/C1116M (Type III: Synthetic Fiber)
  • Plastic Shrinkage Reinforcement:
  • ICC ES AC32 Section 3.1.1
  • Acceptance Criteria for Concrete with Synthetic Fiber
  • Temperature Shrinkage Reinforcement:
  • ICC ES AC32, Section 3.2.2
  • UV stability and Strength of the Product
  • ASTM G151
  • EN ISO 4892.12016

Allthese tests are conducted in Accordance with the ENISO standards.

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