Concrete is a very versatile product. When constructed using precast technology the options are endless. As a result, precast concrete products today are used in a wide range of ways. And yet the risk of shrinkage cracks poses a challenge to manufacturers and is a concern to planners and end-users.
One option to address these concerns is the application of steel concrete reinforcement. However, its use is labour intensive and can increase the risk of accidents on site. There is a lot of wasted steel mesh and a lot of storage space is required for this bulky product.
Not so for Adfil synthetic fibers - a proven concrete reinforcement solution delivering significant advantages over steel products. No expensive labour is required for handling, cutting and placing the three-dimensional reinforcement. Adfil synthetic fibers are very lightweight and easy to add to concrete. At the same time, sharp edges protruding at the surface of the concrete causing injury are a thing of the past. Moreover, Adfil synthetic fibers comply with the highest reinforcement requirements and significantly increase the durability of precast concrete elements.
- Improved post-crack residual flexural strength
- Enhanced quality of the cast surface finish
- Reduced ocurrence of plastic shrinkage cracking
- Ensures the correct positioning of reinforcement throughout the concrete
- Provides passive fire resistance by reducing explosive spalling (Ignis)
- Significant time and cost savings over steel reinforcement
(quicker casting of elements, reduction in post-cast remidiation, less man power required, more efficient use of production facilities)
Would you like to discuss the possibilities for your precast concrete product range and/ or next project? Please don't hesitate to contact the Adfil representative close to your location.