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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www.concreteproducts.com January 2018 • 59 INNOVATIONS REPORT FIBER REINFORCEMENT Strux is the newest addition to a full synthetic fiber offering, recently rebranded Sinta. A synthetic structural macrofiber providing high- strength reinforcement for resisting and controlling temperature and shrinkage cracking in concrete, it can substantially speed up construction time by eliminating the need to install welded wire fabric (WWF) or light rebar at the worksite. Compared to WWF, GCP engineers contend, applications using Strux fibers can be completed faster and exhibit long-term durability at lower installed costs—with estimated savings of 20 to 30 percent. Applications include floors, elevated composite metal decks, soil-supported slabs, pavements, tunnel liners and thin-walled precast. Sinta succeeds Grace Fibers, Grace Microfibers and Gilco Fiber brands, and spans Sinta F (fibrillated), Sinta M (monofilament) and Sinta FDS (fluid delivery system) synthetic microfibers for concrete. The microfibers suit applications where designers, contractors or pro- ducers aim to minimize cracking due to the rapid surface drying of plastic concrete. The use of Sinta microfibers in the mix protects con- crete from stresses that cause cracking, thus improving overall quality and durability. The fibers perform in slabs on grade, pavements, overlays, sloped walls, pools, shotcrete, stucco, tunnels, precast, and precast/prestressed products. — GCP Applied Technologies, Cambridge, Mass., 617/876-1400; www.gcpat.com GCP APPLIED TECHNOLOGIES Sinta F Strux macrofiber "We save thousands with Solimar aerators." – Jerry Hayes, Ingram Ready-Mix Save on material costs and load faster with Solimar aerators. Cement flows freely when fluidized with our system that is easy to retrofit to existing silos, bins or hoppers. Weigh-ups go faster when constituent materials are fluidized with Solimar aerators. Solimar Booth Number | N521 Material Aeration Wall Vibration Compressed Air DISTRIBUTORS WANTED Bring the Solimar cost-savings to your customers.

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