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Our Steel Fibre Solutions.

Product Use

Steel fibres can be added during or after the batching of the concrete but should never be added as the first component. Such devices as conveyer belts, chutes and dispensers may be used to add fibres to the mixer at the ready-mix plant. After the fibres have been added, the concrete should be mixed for sufficient time (min 5 min at full mixing speed) to ensure uniform distribution of the fibres throughout the concrete matrix. The use of mid or high-range water reducing admixtures can be advantageous, but is not essential.

Placing and Finishing

Steel fibres can be pumped and placed using conventional equipment. Hand or vibrator screeds and laser screeds can be used. Conventional finishing techniques and equipment can be used when finishing steel fibre reinforced concrete.

Dosage Rate

The dosage rate will vary depending on the type of application, concrete mix design and the performance/toughness required for each particular project. Typically, steel fibre dosage will be in the range of 20 kg to 40 kg/m³. Fibsol technical consultants are available to offer advice on dosage rates & other technical requirements.

Steel Fibre Products.

Hooked End Fibres (HE)

Designed specifically for the reinforcement of concrete, mortars and other cementitious mixes. HE fibres is a cold drawn wire fibre, deformed with hooked ends to provide optimum performance within the concrete mix.

Fibre Lengths (l):
Fibre Diameter (d):
Tensile Strength:
Hooking Mechanism:
Wire Types:
Aspect Ratio (l/d):
Presentation:

30 mm to 60 mm
0.4 mm to 1.0 mm
1 250 N/mm² to 2 400 N/mm²
Hooked Ends
Bright Wire, Galvanized, Stainless Steel
Fibre Specific
Loose or Collated Fibres

Xorex Continuously deformed segmental Fibres (XR)

Designed specifically for the reinforcement of concrete, mortars and other cementitious mixes. XR fibres is a deformed, low carbon, cold drawn steel fibre produced from shaved wire to enhance shear strength, fatigue & impact resistance to concrete ground slabs.

Fibre Lengths (l):
Equivalent Fibre Diameter (d):
Nominal Thickness (t):
Tensile Strength:
Hooking Mechanism:
Wire Types:
Aspect Ratio (l/d):
Presentation:

30 mm to 60 mm
0.9 mm to 1.65 mm
0.4 mm to 1.0 mm
900 N/mm² to 1 200 N/mm²
Continuously deformed
Bright Wire
Fibre Specific
Loose Fibres

Packaging

Steel fibres are available in packaging of 20 kg water soluble bags, 25 kg boxes and 1 000 kg bulk bags. Alternative packaging configurations available on request.