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Fiber Chips for Concrete Reinforce

Updated: Mar 10, 2023


Matlex’s fiber chips for concrete reinforcement are excellent for increasing durability. Matlex's fiber chips are high-performance, simple to use, and long-lasting. Providing more effective and cost-effective solutions.

Matlex Rubber Manufacturer is a leading provider of fiber-reinforced concrete systems. Fiber reinforced concrete is less expensive than conventional reinforcements. Matlex’s fiber chips are designed to eliminate shrinkage cracks, boost strength, improve resistance to freezing and thawing, and provide a safer application. It contains fibrous material, which contributes to its structural stability. Matlex’s is an excellent partner for challenging projects and ensuring that you have the proper products for a successful project.

What is the Impact of Concrete Fibers?


Adding fibers to concrete has a number of effects. The magnitude of these varies depending on the fibers used. The increase in load-bearing capacity is determined by several factors, including the number of reinforcing fibers in relation to the overall volume, known as the volume fraction, and the aspect ratio, which is calculated by dividing the fiber length by the diameter of the fiber in question. The structural behavior of concrete elements can be provided by fiber reinforcement (even the most common and well-res Heavy impacts can cause cracks or chips, and the steel fibers, by interacting with aggregate at the cracks and contraction joints, offer greater crack width management. As a result, the load transfer at the joints is more stable and the load carrying capacity is increased).

Matlex's fiber chips for concrete reinforcement are also utilized to give the concrete additional properties such as impermeability, fire resistance, and flexibility. Natural, synthetic, glass, steel, and other types of fibers are all types of fibers.

A variety of concretes, fiber types, geometries, distribution, orientation, and densities are the characteristics of fiber reinforced concrete and mainly used in shotcrete but can also be used in normal concrete. Fiber-reinforced normal concrete is mostly used for on-ground floors and pavements but can be considered for a wide range of construction parts (beams, pliers, foundations, etc.) Through mechanical reinforcement, the fiber in fiber reinforced concrete gives the concrete some additional strength tends to resist falling apart in large chunks when you try to break it because of the fibers. Concrete fibers help in retaining cracks together even when loaded and fail by preventing early shrinkage cracking. When loaded, Fiber concrete performs better post-peak than regular concrete. Only steel fibers are used for structural purposes. Other kinds of fibers are only used to concrete to improve its tensile strength, toughness, and durability.

The Main Advantages of Matlex Fiber Reinforced Concrete

  • Control and reduce the size of cracks caused by early-age shrinkage.

  • Increase your flexural and shear strength.

  • Increase the load capacity and ductility.

  • Improve resistance to explosive spalling.

  • Save time and money during the construction process.


Benefits of using fiber chips to reinforce concrete

This product is constructed of synthetic fiber that is long, flat, and thick in size manufactured by Matlex Rubber Manufacturer. It is used to improve the longevity of concrete as well as its strength and hardness. They have historically been used to prevent shrinkage cracking. This fiber is intended to improve the tensile strength and ductility of concrete. Fibers improve the aesthetics of a product, fix flaws, and boost energy absorption. They are having a different type of fiber that used to give different demand performance. Short, thin synthetic fibers are used to lessen the effect of cracks, while long, thick synthetic fibers are utilized to boost strength and energy.

Fibers chips from Matlex are perfect when looking for novel approaches to building roads. It is feasible to create high-performance road surfaces using fiber concrete that have exceptional structural integrity, remarkable lifespan, quick construction, and excellent cost effectiveness. help in the control of early-age cracking caused by intrinsic stresses created when concrete settles and shrinks within the first 24 hours of placement. Steel fibers act as long-term agents, assisting in the control of drying shrinkage cracking that can occur weeks, months, or even years later. Because of its low cost, suitability for a variety of applications, and the availability of its constituent materials, reinforced concrete is widely used as a construction material all over the world. Due to the uniform dispersion of the fibers, the structure exhibits the same mechanical behavior in all directions.

  • Increases the resistance of the surface to erosion and abrasion.

  • Minimizes the appearance of cracks and fractures in concrete floors by increasing durability.

  • Increases the loading capacity by offering more resistance to compression, traction, torsion, and shear force.

  • Increases the ductility and durability of conventional concrete.

  • Increased resistance to explosions, collisions, dynamic loads, and cyclic loads.

Application and uses of fiber chips for concrete reinforcement:

  • Seawalls, Loading Ramps, Runway, Aircraft Parking, and Pavements

  • Tunnel lining and slopes stabilization

  • Dams and Hydraulics Structures

  • Prefabricated elements.

  • Industrial flooring, military and commercial.

  • Shotcrete.

  • High resistance concrete.

  • Lightweight concrete.

The following are some advantages of fiber chips for concrete reinforcement:

  • Low-maintenance structures

  • Improves the tensile strength of concrete

  • Increase toughness and endurance

  • Minimize the consequences of shrinkage cracks

  • Improve load capacity and ductility

Matlex’s Fiber Reinforcement consists of any of the following four types of fibers:

  • Type-1: Steel Fibers consisting of stainless steel, alloy steel, or carbon steel fibers conforming to ASTM A820/A820M.

  • Type-2: Glass Fibers consisting of alkali-resistant (AR). Glass fibers conforming to ASTM C1666/C1666M.

  • Type-3: Synthetic Fibers consisting of polyethylene, polypropylene (both conforming to ASTM D7508/D7508M), nylon or carbon fibers.

  • Type-4: Natural Fibers consisting of cellulose fiber conforming to ASTM D 7357.

As a leading rubber manufacturer and supplier of Fiber chips for concrete reinforcement, Matlex Rubber Manufacturer works hard to provide the best rubber products on the market. Unlike other rubber suppliers, our fiber chips are easy to install in other structural applications and require low maintenance. We follow regional laws and norms when producing our products.

Additionally, we are a market leader in the production of fiber chips for concrete reinforcement due to the superior quality of the materials we use to generate our fiber chips. We also offer the best prices on the market for our products.

If you'd like more details on the fiber chips for concrete reinforcement and other high-quality rubber products we offer, get in touch with our sales team.




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