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Characteristics of steel and polymer

Characteristics of steel and polymer based fibre concrete

Macro synthetic fibres are to be considered as specific construction material but are often marketed as being equal to steel fibres.  But is this really true? Let’s try to have a good understanding of different type of fibre.

This paper discusses various material characteristics of steel and polymer fibres with special regards to the long-term performance.

Keywords: Macro synthetic fibre, steel fibre, creep, long term behaviour and performance, durability, sustainability