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What are the Differences Between Types A, B, C and D FIBC Fabrics?
December 10, 2014
Bulk Bags or FIBC fabrics are all about controlling static electricity, which is an imbalance of electric charges within or on the surface of a material. When bulk bags are rapidly filled and discharged, the flowing movement of finely powdered substances can cause a buildup of static electricity. Removing or preventing an electrical charge is […]
How Should Concrete Mixes with High Dosages of Macrosynthetic Fibers Be Adjusted?
December 10, 2014
In this article, we will review an acceptable approach to adjusting concrete mixes with high dosages of Macrosynthetic Fibers, such as ABC Polymer’s FiberForce 650™, Performance Plus DOT™ and Macro-Pro™, are used as reinforcement in the concrete at dosage levels from 3.0 to 11.0 pcy. The Basics When we talk about a standard concrete mix design […]
Macrosynthetic Fibers Increase Project Profitability and Reduce Project Costs
October 24, 2014
Macrosynthetic Fibers Increase Project Profitability Over Conventional Temperature-Shrinkage Control When using conventional WWF (welded wire fabric) or #3 & #4 rebar for temperature-shrinkage control Structural Engineers sometimes use a one-size-fits-all approach on projects to minimize the potential for the field crew to place the wrong reinforcement system in a cross-section. However, the Structural Engineer may […]
Seven Reasons to Use Bulk Bags Rather Than Drums or Boxes
October 6, 2014
Many costs, convenience, and safety factors must be considered when determining the best type container for storing, shipping and protecting your company’s valuable product(s). Here are the Seven Reasons to Use Bulk Bags Rather Than Drums or Boxes: Drums/barrels do not collapse when empty. Drums take up as much space when shipped to your warehouse and when […]
Macrosynthetic Fibers Save Owners Money Over Conventional Temperature-Shrinkage Steel Reinforcement
July 21, 2014
When using conventional temperature-shrinkage steel reinforcement the Structural Engineer tends to use a one-size-fits-all approach on projects to offset the potential for the field crew to place the wrong reinforcement system in a cross-section. Too often the Structural Engineer determines what temperature-shrinkage reinforcement is needed for the most demanding concrete application and then specifies that […]
3-Part Master Specification: Macrosynthetic-Fiber Reinforced Concrete
July 20, 2014
This specification is specific to the use of Macrosynthetic-Fiber Reinforced Concrete as secondary/temperature-shrinkage reinforcement and post-first crack reinforcement. The purpose of this document is to assist design professionals in the preparation of project or office master specifications. It follows guidelines established by the Construction Specifications Institute and, therefore, may be used with minor editing in […]
Fiber Reinforced Pervious Concrete
May 15, 2014
Recently, the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s (NRMCA) Concrete INFOCUS publication discussed some opportunities and challenges in its NRMCA Services and Tools article about increased cooperation between concrete producers and contractors. According to NRMCA, each year parking lots and local roads present a paving market of more than 400 million cubic yards of concrete – a market of which […]
Fiber Reinforced Pervious Concrete Specification
May 14, 2014
This Addendum is to be used in conjunction with ACI 522.1 Specification for Pervious Concrete Pavement ACI 522.2.23 Fibers reads: The use of fibers in pervious concrete is permitted when approved by the Architect/Engineer. Important: ACI 5188.8.131.52 Opening to Traffic reads: Do not open the pavement to vehicular traffic until the concrete has cured at least 7 uninterrupted days … […]
Ultra-Thin Whitetopping Lasts 3 Times Longer than HMA!
August 27, 2013
Ultra-Thin Whitetopping or UTW is a reversal of normal highway maintenance practice. Instead of Hot Mixed Asphalt (HMA) being placed on top of failed concrete, concrete is placed on failed HMA, more specifically, Fiber Reinforced Concrete (FRC). The Federal Highway Administration has approved UTW and has participated in a number of demonstration projects sponsored by […]
Which Products Require Bulk Bags Made with Coated Fabric and Why?
August 12, 2013
Among the many varied features of bulk bags, such as size, style, and fabric, one of the most important is whether the bag is uncoated or coated. Just when and why Bulk Bags Made with Coated Fabric are essential rather than an uncoated one? Bulk bags are made of “breathable” woven polypropylene. Air and water will flow […]