NYLO-MONO®

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Overview

FORTA® NYLO-MONO® is an easy-to-finish, fully oriented, 100% virgin nylon fibrous monofilament designed to function as a plastic shrinkage reinforcement intended to reduce the formation of shrinkage cracks prior to initial set and to reduce settlement shrinkage. Non-corrosive, chemically inert, and resistant to alkali attack.

Applications

FORTA® NYLO-MONO® is primarily used with cast-in-place concrete applications such as slab-on-grade, overlays/toppings, curbs, driveways, sidewalks, basement floors, garage floors, and colored concrete, where the object is to control plastic shrinkage cracking.

Requires No Mix Design or Placement Changes!

Installation

Recommended dosage rate of FORTA® NYLO-MONO® is 1.0 lb. per cubic yard (0.6 kg. per cubic meter) of concrete added directly to the concrete mixing system during, or after, the batching of the other ingredients and mixed at the time and speed recommended by the mixer manufacturer (usually four to five minutes).

Physical Properties

Materials: Virgin Nylon
Form: Monofilament Fiber
Specific Gravity: 1.14
Tensile Strength: 140 ksi. (966 MPa)
Length: 0.75″ (19mm)
Color: White
Acid/Alkali Resistance: Good
Compliance: A.S.T.M. C-1116

 

What makes FORTA® NYLO-MONO® special? 2016-12-28T14:31:14+00:00

Due to its fine-filament shape, FORTA® NYLO-MONO® is virtually undetectable on the surface finish for projects where finish is a primary concern.

What are the benefits of this fiber? 2016-12-28T14:30:29+00:00

FORTA® NYLO-MONO® is a fine-filament fiber that distributes quickly and uniformly throughout the mix, and is used to reduce plastic-shrinkage cracking that occurs during the early life of the concrete.

What are the features of this fiber? 2016-12-28T14:29:49+00:00

The FORTA® 4-C’s Fiber Characteristics for FORTA® NYLO-MONO® are:

Configuration — a fine hair-like mono- or single-filament shape
Chemistry — 100% virgin nylon, natural white in color
Contents — typically dosed at 1.0 lb. per cubic yard of concrete
Correct Length — 3/4″ long

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