Steel Fibre

Steel Fibre Application

As we know with the advent of new technology, the construction and building industry is witnessing rapid changes and demands a wide range of grade-specific products. Steel Fibre is one of the products, in the true sense, an effective reinforcement material that provides the much-needed toughness to the concrete with durability and flexural strength. Subsequently; it ensures the high performance of the concrete during construction.

Steel Fibre for Precast Concrete

Example of Steel Fiber

Steel Fibre, known for its inherent reinforcement qualities is generally used in the manufacturing of precast concrete products across the world. Steel Fibre Reinforced Concrete (SFRC) facilitates the production of complicated precast shapes and structures. The usages of Steel Fibre in precast products is quite seen in post-tension beams and girders for infrastructure projects, components for tunnel lining, Railway sleepers, Precast pipes for sewer lines or trenching, Precast electric poles for rural electrification, Precast building components for low-cost housing, Precast concrete fence panels, Precast stone curbs, and water storage tanks, Precast composite panels and ducts, Precast manhole frames and covers. Furthermore, the addition of our signature products Toughcrete or Toughcrete+ (steel fibre) to precast concrete enhances the mechanical properties thus making it more reliable and guarantees the best results.

Steel Fibre for Shotcrete

Steel Fibre Reinforced Concrete (SFRC) for shotcrete is not a new concept; it is used since ancient times, for boosting greater ductility which gives high tensile strength as well as greater energy absorption capacity despite cracking. The main advantages of Steel Fibre Reinforced Concrete for shotcreting include a greater homogeneity of the support structure. It also helps to rebound and reduce compression. Also offers simpler application logistics. Improves toughness, Thermal resistance, and shear resistance, thus prevents shrinkage cracking. And addition of the Toughcrete or Toughcrete+ to concrete for shotcreting, augment its properties in every stage of reinforcement.
Application of Steel Fibre in shotcreting is mostly used in Tunnel and Underground chamber lining in both wet and dry processes. Stabilization in mine construction, Stabilization of trenches and slopes, Protective Lining, Repair and Restoration of old structures, sealing work, wearing course, architectural and landscaping applications.

Example of Steel Fiber

Steel Fibre for Flooring and Paving

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As mentioned earlier, Steel Fibre has become a popular reinforcement material. Its application is not restricted to precast concrete, Shotcrete, and Tunnel Linings. It is also primarily used in industrial flooring and paving. Construction time and durability are the major factors that make Steel Fibre one of the excellent ingredients in Flooring and Paving. The combination of Steel fibres in concrete improves its characteristics like crack resistance, durability, and impact resistance etc. Properly designed and treated SFRC can reduce or even eliminate cracking, a common difficulty found in plain concrete. The addition of Toughcrete or Toughcrete+ (steel fibre) to concrete considerably improves the crack resistance, impact resistance of SFRC slabs. Toughcrete/Toughcrete+ is popular for regulating cracks by transferring some of the tensile stresses across the crack and also resisting the growth of the cracks.SFRC in flooring is used in warehouses, container yards, stockyards, factories, parking lots, driveways. 

Steel Fibre for Tunnel Linings

As we understand the application of Steel Fibre Reinforced Concrete offers toughness and sustainability in the construction process. Due to its capacity and better crack arrestment properties, Steel Fibre is prominently used in Tunnel Linings. As the Tunnels are a highly strategic underlined system and the addition of Steel Fibre permits redistribution of internal forces. The shorter the systems, the more greatly they attract bending. The higher the movements occur, the greater the necessary degree of reinforcement thus flexibility. Therefore, the demand for SFRC in modern tunnel construction is growing. The material properties of Steel Fibre Reinforced Concrete (SFRC) are suitable in two ways for meeting the required load-bearing capacity. Enhancement of cross-sectional load-bearing and system load-bearing capacities. Also, make the production of the segments simpler and decrease formation of cracks during handling and installation. 

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High-Performance Concrete

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The major application of High-Performance Concrete (HPC) can be found in multi-story buildings as well as infrastructure projects. The use of Steel fibre High-Performance Concrete improves the overall mechanical properties of the concrete. And such concrete is called ‘Ultra-High Performance Steel fibres in Concrete (UHPFRC). As compared to normal HPC, it has got innumerable benefits. The addition of Toughcrete or Toughcrete+ (Steel Fibre) to HPC also provides high performance to concrete and best service life. Application of Steel Fibre in High-Performance Concrete is used in towering commercial buildings, stadium and sports arenas, Public utility buildings, bridges, and flyovers in longer spans, aesthetic canopies, heavy-duty and aesthetic purposes. 

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