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Fibre Reinforcement Systems

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Reinforce concrete using more advanced systems than traditional wiremesh or steel reinforcement

Synthetic Fibre Reinforcement for Concrete

Stratmore distributes the renowned, high-performance FORTA range of synthetic fibre reinforcement for concrete that can replace steel mesh or steel in a wide range of applications.

Macro Synthetic Fibre Reinforcement

Replace steel in slab-on-grade and precast applications

Product

FORTA-FERRO®

FORTA-FERRO® is an easy-to-use and mix macro synthetic blended fibre system and is used to reduce plastic and hardened concrete shrinkage, improve impact strength, and increase fatigue resistance and concrete toughness.

This extra heavy-duty fiber also offers maximum long-term durability, structural enhancements, and effective secondary temperature crack control.

What's it used for?

FORTA-FERRO® represents the next generation of synthetic fibre technology. It is capable of a much higher replacement level of conventional steel reinforcement in slab on grade and precast applications.

The FORTA FERRO® macro fibre system maximises each of the critical fibre characteristics that contribute to long-term durability and crack-control performance. Using advanced co-polymer chemistry, a blend of fibre shapes along with twisted bundles and special grey colour to assure uniform mixing and an excellent surface finish, this unique best-of-its-kind macrosynthetic fibre system may be used at much higher dosages (3.5kg, 4.5kg per cubic metre or more) without losing its user friendly reputation.

FORTA FERRO® provides the highest slab curling reduction and post-crack performance values of any synthetic fibre in its class.

Where can it be used?

Projects using FORTA-FERRO® macro synthetic fibres are typically commercial and industrial type projects. These include:

  • Warehouse slabs, storage unit slabs, heavy-duty parking and entrance ways

  • Roads and accessways

  • Precast tanks and wastewater projects

  • Composite seel decks

  • Shotcrete.

FORTA-FERRO® is used in projects where steel reinforcement reduction or replacement is the objective. Note that FORTA-FERRO® is a blended fibre system and includes a fibrillated micro fibre to provide early-age plastic shrinkage crack reduction as well as the macro polymer fibre for high levels of post crack load carrying capacity.

Unlike other macro fibres, FORTA-FERRO® is easily finished and will not pose any safety hazard if fibres are present at the surface of the concrete.

Limitations

For applications with expected high loadings (forklift, racking, truck, etc) or unusual applications, the FORTA design data request form must be completed and sent to Stratmore Construction Solutions to provide the correct dosage of fibres.

Micro Synthetic Fibre Reinforcement

Use as an alternative to wire mesh for slab-on-grade applications and for precast

Product

FORTA MIGHTY-MONO®

MIGHTY-MONO® is a fully oriented, 100% virgin homopolymer polypropylene monofilament fibrous reinforcement. Due to its fine-filament nature, MIGHTY-MONO® is virtually undetectable on the surface finish of most concrete applications.

What's it used for?

MIGHTY-MONO® fibres are designed to reduce plastic shrinkage cracking in concrete in the first 24 hours after placing and finishing.

Very fine monofilament fibres are used at a typical dosage of 0.6kg per cubic metre of concrete to reduce plastic shrinkage cracking prior to initial set. They are easy to add and mix and result in a near-invisible surface finish.

By reducing or eliminating plastic shrinkage cracking, the concrete is less likely to develop long-term drying shrinkage cracks and perform better than traditionally reinforced concrete.

What can it be applied to?

MIGHTY-MONO® fibres are recommended for concrete applications such as:

  • Slabs-on-ground, basement floors, garage floors

  • Overlays/toppings, curbs, driveways, foot paths

  • Coloured concrete

Anywhere that the objective is to control plastic shrinkage cracking while improving basic durability properties. Requires no mix design or placement changes or specialised finishing techniques.

Limitations

MIGHTY-MONO® fibres are used for residential and light-duty applications. Under NZBC, micro fibres cannot be used to replace steel specified for house slabs. However, MIGHTY-MONO® can be added to any mix to be used in conjunction with steel reinforcing.

Product

FORTA SUPER-NET®

SUPER-NET® is a softer, grey-colored fibrillated (net-shaped) fibre that mixes and performs well without sacrificing a premium surface finish. Its ‘SUPER-NETWORKING’ power, long-term durability, and true secondary/temperature control incorporates a fibrillated pattern into the concrete mix.

What's it used for?

SUPER-NET® fibres are designed to reduce plastic and hardening shrinkage cracking in concrete and to act as an alternative reinforcing system to wire mesh in non-structural applications.

These fibrillated, or net-shaped fibres are used at a typical dosage of 0.9kg per cubic metre of concrete to reduce plastic and hardening shrinkage.

By reducing or eliminating plastic shrinkage cracking, the concrete is less likely to develop long-term drying shrinkage cracks and perform better than traditionally reinforced concrete. Should a crack develop, SUPER-NET® fibres provide a higher level of post crack performance than mono filament fibres.

Where is it used?

SUPER-NET® fibres are recommended for use in quality concrete applications such as:

  • Slabs-on ground, overlays/toppings, curbs, sloped paving

  • Roads, driveways, footpaths

  • Shotcrete

  • Tilt-up panels, architectural/coloured concrete

  • Precast, water tanks, and sewage treatment facilities

Anywhere that peak fibre performance is desired and where the objective is to control temperature/shrinkage cracking while improving basic durability properties. Requires no mix design or placement changes or specialised finishing techniques.

Limitations

SUPER-NET® fibres are used for residential and light-duty applications. Under NZBC, micro fibres cannot be used to replace steel specified for house slabs. However, MIGHTY-MONO® can be added to any mix to be used in conjunction with steel reinforcing.

Product

ECONO-CAST®

ECONO-CAST® is a fibre specifically designed and engineered by FORTA® for the precast industry.

It is used to reduce plastic and hardened concrete shrinkage, improve impact strength, reduce handling stresses, and increase fatigue resistance and concrete toughness.

This medium-duty fibre offers superior bonding power, long-term durability, and sharper edge control by incorporating a fibrillated pattern. Non-corrosive, chemically inert, and 100% Alkali Proof!

What's it used for?

ECONO-CAST® fibres are designed to reduce plastic and hardening shrinkage cracking in concrete and to act as a viable alternate to non-structural handling steel reinforcement in a variety of precast products.

These fibrillated, or net-shaped fibres are used at a typical dosage of 0.9kg per cubic metre of concrete to reduce plastic and hardening shrinkage.

By reducing or eliminating plastic shrinkage cracking, the concrete is less likely to develop long-term drying shrinkage cracks and perform better than traditionally reinforced concrete. Should a crack develop, ECONO-CAST® fibres provide a higher level of post crack performance than mono filament fibres.

What can it be applied to?

ECONO-CAST® fibres are recommended for use in precast applications. It can improve every precast product and is compatible with all precast production manufacturing technologies. It is used to reduce slumping, cracking, and fallouts during precast stripping procedures – it increases production.

FORTA ECONO-CAST® meets all A.S.T.M. C-1116 requirements.

Limitations

For precast applications requiring replacement of higher levels (or structural) steel, then use FORTA-FERRO® fibres.

Information presented on this website must be read in conjunction with the latest technical datasheet, product label and any other application data.

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