ADFIL construction fibres in Hull, UK provide performance concrete fibres and polypropylene fibres for the construction industry as a cost-effective, safe alternative to steel mesh
Due to the considerable advantages ADFIL Construction fibres offer, they are used in many applications throughout the world. Depending on which ADFIL fibre or fibre combination is used, the fibres give an effective reduction of plastic shrinkage cracking and increased hardened state properties in cementitious mixes. This means that they can be considered as a cost effective replacement for steel mesh, air entraining agents and some other chemical additives and toppings.
Most industrial floor slabs will, over their design life, be subjected to external forces, which, even before the concrete has hardened, can lead to a reduction in the quality of the concrete and its future performance.
Climatic conditions such as excessive temperatures or cross winds lead to the formation of plastic shrinkage cracks. These cracks occur when excessive bleed water is allowed to evaporate from the surface due to inadequate curing.
Plastic shrinkage cracks often penetrate the entire depth of the slab. Impact and abrasion to concrete will be a daily occurrence with the likes of forklift trucks continuously wearing surfaces and impacting on joints.
Features and Benefits
- Alternative to Crack Control Mesh
- Fibres will not rust or corrode
- Improved impact resistance
- Improved abrasion resistance
- Improved Resistance to plastic shrinkage and settlement cracks
- Provides a 3-Dimensional secondary reinforcement system
- Reduced bleeding
- Reduced construction time
- Reduced labour costs
- Reduced permeability
ADFIl Construction Fibres, Bergen Way, Sutton Fields Industrial Estate (West), Hull, United Kingdom, HU7 0YQ | Tel. +44 (0)1482 863777 | Fax +44 (0)1482 872800 |
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