POLYPROPYLENE FIBER CONCRETE PREVENTING CRACK AT EARLY STAGES
It is the polypropylene fiber concrete prepared at the Betonsa Ready-Mixed Concrete Facilities. Polypropylene fiber is the up-to-date application of reinforcement (like horse hair and hay) used in antique mortar and plaster for centuries. A better internal structure is obtained by homogeneously mixing the polypropylene fibers to the concrete, and the resistance against fresh concrete cracks is increased.
- It reduces the plastic shrinkage cracks of the concrete arising due to strong wind, hot and dry weather, and high concrete temperature during the first hours.
- It increases the resistance of the concrete against frosting-defrosting.
- It increases wearing resistance, and prevents chalking.
- It increases the cohesion of fresh concrete, and reduces the fractures while removing the mould.
- It increases the durability of edges and corners, and reduces the fractures while removing the mould.
- During a fire, polypropylene fibers melt down and create capillary channels. The water vapor arising during the fire is removed from these channels, and concrete’s internal pressure is reduced. Thus, the concrete damages arising due to fire can be reduced.
- It is practical, because it is prepared in the BETONSA Ready-Mixed Concrete Facilities, transported with transit-mixer, and poured with pump.
- It has a long service life and is affordable, because it is resistant against cracking, wearing, flaking, and surface chalking.
- As the polypropylene fibers prevent plastic shrinkage cracks in fresh concrete, it positively affects the long term performance.
- Ground concretes
- Screed concretes
- Watertight concretes due to plastic shrinkage cracks reducing while the concrete is fresh
- Fiberton is resistant and durable, and has a long service life as it is resistant against cracking particularly during the first hours. Thus, it is more affordable.
- It contributes to environmental health thanks to its resistance against chalking.