Macro Poly

Fibercon Synthetic Fibres

Over the last 10 years constant testing and trials have enabled synthetic fibres to evolve into what we have today. The current fibres can be used in a wide range of applications from secondary shrinkage reinforcement to primary reinforcing in underground shotcrete. Fibercon has been a leading company in steel fibres for 15 years during which time we have closely watched the synthetic evolution.

“Emesh 100% Recycled Plastic Macro Poly – Award Winning Innovation”

 

Product Code Description Performance
Fibercon SMP65
Australian made product

Shotcrete Macro Poly

  • Diameter 0.8mm x 65mm length Aspect ratio 81
  • Continuously deformed for greater anchorage
  • High performance Macro Structural Synthetic Polypropylene Fibre,
  • minimum tensile strength 550 MPa.

These fibres show very defined ductile behaviour characteristics.

Performance levels are excellent in shotcrete, pre-cast products and highly corrosive environments.

Fibercon MP47
Australian made product

Macro Poly

  • Diameter 0.8mm x 47mm length Aspect ratio 58
  • Continuously deformed for greater anchorage
  • High performance Macro Structural Synthetic Polypropylene Fibre, 
    minimum tensile strength 550 MPa.

These fibres show very defined ductile behaviour characteristics.

Performance levels are excellent in general shotcrete, pre-cast products and highly corrosive environments

Fibercon MPP
Australian made product

Macro Poly Plus

  • Combination of MP47 at 2kg with 300 grams of defibrillated polypropylene fibres
  • This offers both micro and macro crack controlThese
Fibercon MPP has been designed toprovide both plastic shrinkage control inearly age concrete and micro crack control in hardened concrete.

 

The Superior Shotcrete Fibre

The new FIBERCON macro synthetic structural fibres have been embraced and readily accepted in the shotcrete and engineering industries, as the end users recognise the benefits of replacing reo-bar and mesh with synthetic fibre.

Structural synthetic fibre (FIBERCON SMP65) is superior to more conventional reinforcement in shotcrete as it can outperform, give greater cost savings, is easier to use and safer to handle.

Fibercon has uniquely packaged the SMP65 fibres in simple and easy to handle boxes of water-soluble pucks. The fibres are placed in the concrete mix. The pucks then dissolve within seconds, leaving the fibres to disperse evenly throughout the matrix.

Round determinate panel (RDP) tests, demonstrate that a dosage rate of only 2kg to 9kg of SMP65 synthetic fibres per cubic metre of concrete is required to obtain higher energy absorption (measured in Joules) than a steel fibre dose rate of 20kg to 50kg for the application of shotcrete.

graph toughness performance levels

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Fibercon - Macro Poly Plus (MPP)
New generation crack and shrinkage control

MPP Fibre advantages:

  • Faster, cheaper and safer than conventional mesh
  • Crack control in plastic and hardened states
  • High degree of post crack load capacity
  • Excellent dispersion and easy to pump
  • Ductile concrete
  • Quick, efficient and easy to use
  • Good finished surface results – Broom, float or steel trowel
  • No corrosion or durability issuesFibercon

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The Fibercon Offer

Fibercon provides unparalleled service in Design, Applications and People.

Fibercon’s staff have been working in the field for over 16 years, and combine the experience of Europe’s top professionals with Australia’s innovative technology.

Save time and money - with the assurance of a good result.

  • Imagine not having to specify, takeoff, order, place and tie mesh or bar
  • No deliveries of mesh or bar
  • Eliminate the necessity to pump
  • Greater safety on site with no tripping hazards
  • Less labour on site to do the same job
  • Faster job turnaround
Application Dosage
Footpaths, bikeways, light duty pavements 1 box / m3 (2.3kg)
Crossovers & inverts, stencil driveways, extruded conctrete 2 boxes / m3 (4.6kg)
Toppings
Channel drains
Boat ramps
Cold room floors
Corrosive environments
Precast products
3 boxes / m3 (6.9kg)

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How a Fibercon Specification should read


SMP65 - Shotcrete Macro Poly

  • Conform to ASTM C 1116 Type 3 Para. 4.1.3
  • Synthetic Fibres shall be Monofilament Polypropylene
  • Minimum 550Mpa Tensile strength
  • Minimum 65mm in length • Aspect ratio of over 80


MP47 - Macro Poly

  • Conform to ASTM C 1116 Type 3 Para. 4.1.3
  • Synthetic Fibres shall be Monofilament Polypropylene
  • Minimum 550Mpa Tensile strength
  • Minimum 47mm in length
  • Aspect ratio of over 55


MPP - Macro Poly Plus

  • Conform to ASTM C 1116 Type 3 Para. 4.1.3
  • Synthetic Macro Fibres shall be Monofilament Polypropylene
  • Each package will contain 2kg of Macro Fibre and 300g of Micro Fibre
  • Minimum 550Mpa Tensile strength
  • Macro fibre will be minimum 47mm in length
  • Aspect ratio of Macro Fibre will be over 55

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