SYNTHETIC FIBRES

for concrete reinforcement

More sustainable More Economical Much faster A lot safer Easier than using Steel Mesh

REPLACES STEEL MESH in CONCRETE

Macro & Micro Synthetic Fibres

ENVIROMESH® Synthetic Fibres have been embraced and widely used in pavements, precast, shotcrete and various other applications, as the end users recognise the benefits of replacing conventional steel mesh and steel fibres with synthetic fibre.

ENVIROMESH®

MP47

(Macro Synthetic Fibres)

ENVIROMESH®

MICRO

(Micro Synthetic Fibres)

ENVIROMESH®

MPM

(Macro + Micro Fibres)

ENVIROMESH®

SMP65

(Macro Synthetic Fibres)

Macro Synthetic Fibres

Enviromesh Fibres SMP47 + MP47

Micro Synthetic Fibres

Enviromesh Fibres Micro

Macro + Micro Synthetic Fibres

Enviromesh Fibres Macro + Micro

Macro Synthetic Fibres

Dimensions

Macro Synthetic Fibre
Length 47 mm / 65 mm
Thickness < 0.5 mm

Anchorage

Macro Synthetic Fibre
Continuously deformed
diamond indent

Packing

Macro Synthetic Fibre Puck
Packed in 300 g bags
Macro Synthetic Fibre Bag
Packed in 3 kg Bags
Recycled Fibres Pallet
Bags on Pallet

Micro Synthetic Fibres

Dimensions

Micro Synthetic Fibres
Length 6 mm, 12 mm, 18 mm

Anchorage

Micro Synthetic Fibres
Blended copolymer

Packing

Micro Synthetic Fibres Bag
Packed in 300 g bags
Micro Synthetic Fibres Box
Bags are packed in Boxes
Micro Synthetic Fibres Pallet
Boxes on Pallet

Macro + Micro Synthetic Fibres

Dimensions

MPM Synthetic Fibre
Length 47 mm / 65 mm
Thickness < 0.5 mm

Anchorage

MPM Synthetic Fibre
Continuously deformed
diamond indent

Packing

MPM Synthetic Fibre Puck
Water soluble film
wrapped fibre pucks
MPM Synthetic Fibre Bag
Packed in 2.3 kg Bags
(2 kg Macro + 300 g Micro)
Recycled Fibres Pallet
Bags on Pallet

SOME OF THE COMMON Applications

Where Synthetic fibres are used

Footpaths / Sidewalks

Shared Used Paths

Cycleways

Driveways

Causeways

Toppings

Skate parks

Thin Pavements

Bus Stops

Road Medians

Roundabouts

Traffic Islands

Access Roads

Roundabouts

Kerbs

Cattle Feed pads

Precast

Bunds

Drainage Pits

Drains

Wingwalls

Embankments

Revetments

Flumes

Shotcrete

Slope Stabilising

Open Channels

Abutment
Protection

Boat Ramps

Jetties and Barge Landings

Stencil Concrete

Benefits and Advantages

Replacing Steel Mesh with Synthetic Fibres

Benefits of using Synthetic Fibres are:
Concrete Reinforced without steel mesh

Synthetic fibres are an ideal replacement of steel mesh or steel fibres reinforcement in low-moderate impact pavements. Synthetic fibres reduce the construction cost and time. This means concrete projects are completed faster and made available for use earlier. Reducing the impact on traffic, businesses and communities.

Concrete Reinforced without steel mesh

Council and land development projects have several applications where steel mesh reinforcement can be successfully replaced with synthetic fibres. Synthetic fibres have lower carbon footprint, cost less and the concrete assets last longer. Some examples of such applications are sidewalks/footpaths, bikeways, driveways, access paths, kerbs etc.

Technical advantages of using Synthetic Fibres are:
REPLACING STEEL MESH

Reinforcement with Synthetic Fibres result in up to

CO2 Emissions Reduction
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Project Cost Reduction
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Handling Cost Reduction
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Faster Concrete Construction
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FAQs

Here are some of the frequently asked questions

Below are some short answers to frequently asked questions. You can find detailed information on respective fibre pages from the menu. You can also reach out for in depth discussion to find suitable fibres for a specific application or project.

Macro synthetic fibres are typically made of materials like polypropylene that are added to concrete to enhance its structural performance. They are used to control cracking, improve toughness, and increase durability.

MSF are added to concrete to provide several benefits, including:

– Reducing plastic shrinkage cracking.

– Enhancing resistance to freeze-thaw cycles.

– Improving impact resistance.

– Increasing toughness and ductility.

– Enhancing durability in aggressive environments.

Macro synthetic fibres are longer and thicker than micro synthetic fibres. They serve different purposes, with macro synthetic fibres being used primarily for structural reinforcement and crack control, while micro synthetic fibres are used mainly to control plastic shrinkage cracking.

No, different types of MSF have varying properties, including tensile strength, modulus of elasticity, and compatibility with different concrete mixes. It’s essential to select the appropriate type of MSF based on the specific project requirements and conditions.

MSF can help control cracking and reduce crack widths, but they cannot guarantee a completely crack-free concrete surface. The extent of crack control depends on various factors, including fibre type, dosage, mix design, and curing practices.

The suitability of MSF depends on the specific project requirements. While they are versatile and used in various applications, there may be situations where other reinforcement methods or materials are more appropriate. It is important to assess the project requirements before determining if the use MSF is suited to your project.

The addition of MSF may require adjustments to the concrete mix design to ensure compatibility and achieve the desired performance. Consultation with a structural engineer or concrete expert is crucial to determining the correct dosage and mix.

Curing remains an essential part of the concrete construction process. While the use of MSF can help mitigate cracking, it does not eliminate the need for proper curing to achieve optimal strength and durability.

MSF are usually added to the concrete mix during the batching process. They are dispersed throughout the mixture and become an integral part of the concrete. The fibres should be well-mixed to ensure uniform distribution.

Some of the advantages of using macro synthetic fibres in concrete include:

  • Improved crack control
  • Increased durability
  • Enhanced resistance to impact and abrasion
  • Reduced maintenance costs
  • Potential reduction in construction time and labour costs
  • Increased resistance to corrosion specially in marine and coastal environments

Yes, there are some important considerations:

  • Proper mix design and dosage are crucial to achieving the desired performance.
  • Fibre dispersion and orientation can impact performance.
  • The type of fibre used should be selected based on the specific requirements of the project.
  • Quality control during mixing and placement is essential.

Macro synthetic fibres are used in a wide range of concrete applications, including industrial floors, pavements, shotcrete, precast concrete, and structures exposed to harsh environments.

Macro synthetic fibres can be used in combination with traditional steel reinforcement or as a partial replacement, depending on the project’s requirements. They are not a substitute for structural steel in high-load-bearing applications.

The dosage of macro synthetic fibres depends on factors such as the type of fibres used, concrete mix design, and project requirements. It is typically recommended by the manufacturer, or a structural engineer based on specific project conditions.

Yes, there are industry standards and guidelines that provide recommendations for the use of macro synthetic fibres in concrete. These standards may vary by region, so it’s important to consult the appropriate codes and guidelines for your location.

Before using macro synthetic fibres in a concrete project, it’s essential to consult with a structural engineer or concrete expert to ensure proper design and implementation for the specific application and environmental conditions.

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