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 […]

SPAJIC Fortecrete150 – UHPC

Dear readers, we hope you will enjoy this blog post in which we are going to introduce our new product. What is UHPC you may ask? UHPC – Ultra-High Performance Concrete is a cementitious, concrete material that has a minimum specified compressive strength with specified durability, tensile ductility and toughness requirements; fibers are generally included in the mixture to achieve […]

Steel fibers performance in concrete

Dear readers, welcome to another post with a bit more details about concrete reinforced with steel fibers. Regarding the type of reinforcement used, concrete reinforced with steel fibers has become a fundamental material in the construction of industrial floors, pavements, bridge decks, elements for the stabilization of slopes, tunnel linings, precast structural elements, vaults and refractories, among others. When steel […]

Steel fiber solution for UHPC

Dear readers, thank you for joining another blog post! In this topic we are going to cover one of the most important ingredients in UHPC mix – high strength steel fibers. UHPC – Ultra High-Performance Concrete is a type of new generation concrete that allows to design and produce complex forms of great resistance and, at the same time, very […]

Welcome to our first blog post!

Steel Fiber Reinforced Concrete (SFRC) Steel Fiber Reinforced Concrete (SFRC) provides several advantages in terms of structural performance, construction practicality, speed of construction and cost reduction over conventional reinforced concrete. Structural Advantages– improves performance of concrete section under directtension, flexure, shear and torsion– increases toughness (ability to absorb energy after cracking)– increases fatigue endurance and impact resistance– enhances crack control– […]