Concrete Products

JAN 2018

Concrete Products covers the issues that attract producers of ready mixed and manufactured concrete focusing on equipment and material technology, market development and management topics.

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54 • January 2018 www.concreteproducts.com INNOVATIONS REPORT FIBER REINFORCEMENT Company supports the Tuf-Strand SF macrofiber, PSI Fiberstrand microfiber and PSI Steel fiber portfolios with research and development; training programs; mix and dosage validation; plus, design and instal- lation consultation for contractors, architects, engineers and building owners. Tuf-Strand Fibers can be used as an equivalent reinforcing option to steel fibers, wire mesh and light gage reinforcing bars in precast concrete, slabs on grade, composite steel decks and shotcrete. Appropriate dosages are calculated by determin- ing the existing design's engineering requirements and providing an equivalent residual strength. Tuf-Strand SF is UL certified for composite steel deck construction and specified for replacement of limited structural steel in precast, slabs on ground, pavements and shotcrete. Available in various sizes and lengths of monofil- ament and fibrillated polypropylene, monofilament polyester and nylon, PSI Fiberstrand is used for plastic shrinkage crack control and suited to sec- ondary reinforcing for slabs and precast. — Euclid Chemical Co., Cleveland, 800/321-7628, 216/531- 9222; www.euclidchemical.com World of Concrete Booth S10338 EUCLID CHEMICAL Tuf-Strand SF Company's recently launched Plexus Synthetic Macrofiber is engi- neered with a higher modulus and tensile strength for shotcrete, precast, and slab-on-grade applications. A proprietary parallel pack- aging system aligns all the fibers to ensure proper distribution in the concrete mix, and yields a compact bag to provide the lowest possible product freight and storage costs. A division of Great Lakes Polymer Technologies, Fabpro cites 30-plus years as a full-line source of macrosynthetic, microsynthetic (monofilament and fibrillated) and steel fibers, plus blends, to make good concrete better at a lower overall cost. — Fabpro Polymers, Kingman, Kan., 800/821-4391; www.FabproPolymers.com World of Concrete Booth #S11550 FABPRO High modulus and tensile strength equip the Plexus Synthetic Fiber for shotcrete.

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