For over 30 years now, polypropylene fibres have been applied to improve the performance of concrete. Such growth is thanks to the many advantages they have over traditional steel mesh in concrete.
Adfil macro and micro synthetic fibres for farm roads, external hardstandings, barns, milk parlours, grain stores, waste tanks and silo bases are widely accepted in the agricultural sector. They arrive already mixed into the concrete, thus eliminating the need to order, store or move steel mesh around the farm. The use of fibres also eliminates the risk of injury to farm animals or livestock from sheets of steel mesh lying around after being cut, left over on site or protruding from partially completed concrete pours. No time or energy is wasted by having to cut steel mesh when using fibres. Polypropylene fibres are also non-toxic.
A number of Agricultural Building Contractors who specialise in the farming sector state that Adfil fibres are the way forward for the Farming Industry.
In addition to the obvious commercial argument for the use of polypropylene fibres, there is a large body of evidence that testifies to their performance benefits. This is in terms of enhanced resistance to freeze/thaw damage, abrasion, impact, corrosion and increased durability.
- 3-dimensional concrete reinforcement
- Saves time
- Safer than steel reinforcement solutions
- No rusting, corroding or staining of the surface
- Reduced carbon footprint
- Reduced manual handling
Don't hesitate to contact your local Adfil representative if you have any questions or would like to learn more about Adfil synthetic fibre reinforcement for agricultural projects.