4 ways to tell it might be time to implement steel fibers in your concrete

1. Cracks in the concrete Cracking is generally the first sign of distress in concrete. Cracking can occur in both hardened and fresh, plastic, concrete as a result of volume changes and repeated loading. The cracks make the concrete and the structure more vulnerable to external effects and can immediately reduce the mechanical resistance of the structure. Cracks reduce the ability […]

Steel fibers or traditional rebar?

Are steel fibers better than rebar for industrial floor and external concrete paving applications, shotcrete and precast tunnel segments? Generally, fiber concrete is easy to work with and requires less labor force compared to rebar-reinforced concrete. It also saves time and space on site since there won’t be piles of mesh or reinforcement bars stored on-site and no time-consuming fabrication, […]

Steel fibers market

Steel fibers exhibit superior properties of tensile strength, shear strength, crack resistance, durability and corrosion resistance. Thus steel fibers are mainly used in reinforcement of the concrete to overcome the problem of concrete brittleness as well as to provide a better finish. The global steel fiber market is valued at USD 1732.5 million in 2019. The market size will reach […]

Durability of steel fibers

The reduction of joints, the speed in the placement and the improvements in the performance in concrete have led to the inclusion of steel fibers in the various types of pavement, due to its qualities, a sufficiently proven and attractive solution for the industry. Unlike a commonly reinforced pavement, the pavement reinforced with steel fibers perform a three-dimensional reinforcement function.  […]

Steel fibers with hooked ends – ZS/N

Steel fibers with hooked ends are filaments of steel wire (straight fibers with additional hooked ends) for reinforcement of concrete and mortar. For manufacturing steel fibers, we are using wires of different diameters deformed and cut to lengths.Steel fibers with hooked ends reinforcement is widely used as the main and unique reinforcing for industrial concrete floor slabs, shotcrete, prefabricated concrete […]

SPAJIC® Conditioned cut wire shots

CONDITIONED CUT WIRE SHOT (CCW) has had it’s sharp edges removed in a process called “conditioning.” Conditioned cut wire shot is used in shot blasting and many automotive and military shot peening applications. Spajic company also produces conditioned (G1, G2 and G3 type) cut wire shots in different sizes and hardness. Characteristics for conditioned cut wire shots as listed: – […]

SPAJIC® Cylindrical cut wire shots

AS-CUT WIRE SHOT (CYLINDRICAL) still has the sharp corners from the cutting operation. As-cut wire shot is an effective cleaning abrasive but it isn’t suitable for shot peening applications since the sharp edges are potentially damaging to fatigue life. cylindrical shape with sharp edges mainly used for cleaning long service life standards: SRPS EN ISO 11125-1:2007; SRPS EN ISO11125-1:2005; DIN […]