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Concrete as Beautiful as it is Durable

Variety of Applications & Finishes

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  • Quality Finish

  • Reduced Cracks

  • Minimized Joints

  • Easy Mixing and Placing

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Award Winning Fibers

Earn AIA Credits

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Earn AIA credits for Part 1 of our “Fiber Reinforced Concrete” Series

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Understand the four most important fiber characteristics and how they affect
    performance in concrete.
  • Use a 4-C’s fiber formula to objectively compare fiber types and brands.
  • Understand the two basic performance levels of synthetic fibers: temperature/crack control   reinforcement and structural property enhancing reinforcement.
  • Determine appropriate real world applications for both levels of synthetic fiber reinforcement.
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FORTA Corporation, the first developer and producer of synthetic fiber reinforcements for concrete, is accepted by the American Institute of Architects as a registered provider of Continuing Education System credits. AlA members can obtain C.E.S. credits for the FORTA® program “Fiber Reinforced Concrete.

Which Fiber Should I Use?

Micro Monofilament

  • Reduce plastic shrinkage cracking

  • Used in conjunction with steel

  • Fine monofilament fiber

  • Polypropylene or nylon

  • 1.0 lb./cubic yard

  • 1/2″ and 3/4″ lengths

Micro Fibrillated

  • Reduce plastic shrinkage cracking and temperature-related cracking

  • Some light steel replacement

  • Fibrillated-net fiber

  • Polypropylene

  • 1.5 to 3.0 lbs./cubic yard

  • 3/4″ and 1-1/2″ lengths

Macro Synthetic Fibers

  • Reduce plastic and hardened concrete shrinkage & temperature-related cracking

  • Add toughness and increase post-crack behavior

  • Higher level of steel replacement

  • Heavy-duty macrofilament and fibrillated blend

  • Polypropylene/co-polymer blend

  • 3.0 to 7.5 lbs./cubic yard or higer

  • 1-1/2″ and 2-1/4″ lengths

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