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Fosfiber P1

constructive solutions

10mm X 18 Micron polypropylene fibre


Uses

Typical Properties

Specifically designed for crack control in cementitious


materials covering areas such as: ready-mix concrete,
precast concrete, conventional shotcrete, screeds
rendering mortars, etc.

Specific Gravity:
Alkali Content:
Sulphate Content:
Air Entrainment:

Principle uses of fibre concrete include: concrete slabs,


pavements, driveways, imprinted concrete, kerbs, pipes,
overlays, patch repair, micro-silica concrete, thin section
walling, water retaining structures, marine concrete, heavy
industrial floors, etc.

Chloride Content:
Constituents:
Fibre Thickness:
Min.
Specific
Surface Area
Storage Life:

Advantages

Youngs Modulus:
Tensile Strength:
Melting Point:

Can replace anti crack wire mesh in factory and


warehouse floors.

0.91 g/cm3
Nil
Nil
Air content of concrete will not
be significantly increased
Nil
Virgin Polypropylene C3H6
18 micron
220 M2 / KG
Minimum 12 months from date
of manufacture.
5500-7000 MPA
350 MPA
160 C

Inhibits intrinsic cracking in concrete.


Disperses uniformly throughout the mix.
Improves finishing characteristics.
Improves concrete durability.
Increases impact and abrasion resistance.
Rustproof.
Impervious to alkali attack.
Decreases construction time and labour.
Reduced risk of subsequent damage.
Description
Fosfiber P1 is a high performance micro polypropylene
fibre which complies with the requirements of ASTMC
111 6 developed as a crack controlling additive for
cementitious materials. It is available as monofilament in
various lengths, such as 10 mm, 12 mm, 15 mm and
18mm for concrete and 6mm in length for plaster and
mortar. It is used to inhibit the formation of small cracks
which can occur through plastic shrinkage, premature
drying and early thermal changes, in order to provide
utilization of the intrinsic properties of the hardened
cementitious material

Control slab without


Fosfiber P1 concrete fiber

Control slab with


Fosfiber P1 concrete fiber

Specification
Concrete shall be manufactured using crack controlling
additives such as Fosfiber P1. The crack controlling
additive shall be based on a polypropylene fibre with an
individual fibre thickness of 18 micron.
Dispensing
Fosfiber P1 is supplied ready for use, and in measured
quantities for addition to the concrete mix whether at the
batching plant or on site.

Fosfiber P1 is based on selected raw material and


manufactured under controlled conditions to give a
consistent product.

Effects of Overdosing

Fosfiber P1 10 mm fibre length is designed for concrete


mixes, with aggregate size greater than 5 mm.

Overdosing of Fosfiber P1 will generally produce a


reduction in workability, and an increase in the
cohesiveness of the mix.

Fosfiber P1 6 mm fibre length is designed for mortar


mixes.

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Fosfiber P1
Addition Dispensing Rates
The performance of Fosfiber P1 is best assessed after
preliminary trials in the laboratory, or on site using the actual
mix constituents under consideration to determine the effect
on concrete properties.
As a guide to trials, the following dosage levels of Fosfiber
P1 are recommended.
Product
Fibre Length
Aggregate Size, max
Dosage
Typical areas of
application

10 mm
6 mm
32mm
3
0.6/0.91 kg/ m
Ready mix concrete,
mortars, grouts, screeds

Technical support
Fosroc offers a comprehensive range of high performance,
high quality products suitable for use within all aspects of
the concrete repair and protection industry. In addition, the
company offers a technical support package to specifiers,
end users and contractors, as well as on-site assistance.
Supply
Fosfiber P1 10 mm is available in 0.6 kg and 0.91 kg bags.
All bags are supplied in cardboard box containers.
Storage
Should be stored in dry conditions, similar to cement.
Additional Information
Fosroc manufactures a wide range of products specifically
designed for the repair and refurbishment of damaged
reinforced concrete. This includes hand-placed and spray
grade mortars, fluid micro-concretes, chemical resistant
epoxy mortars and a comprehensive package of protective
coatings. In addition, a wide range of complementary
products is available.
This includes joint sealants,
waterproofing membranes, grouting, anchoring and
specialised flooring materials.

Important note:
Fosroc products are guaranteed against defective materials and manufacture and are sold subject to its standard Conditions
for the Supply of Goods and Services, copies of which may be obtained on request. Whilst Fosroc endeavours to ensure that
any advice, recommendation, specification of information it may give is accurate and correct, it cannot, because it has no direct
or continuous control over where or how its products are applied, accept any liability either directly or indirectly arising from the
use of its products, whether or not in accordance with any advice, specification, recommendation of information given by it.

Fosam Company Limited


Head Office
Post Box 11081
Jeddah 21453
Saudi Arabia

www.fosroc.com

Telephone: +966 2 637 5345

Fax: +966 2 637 5891

email: fosam@fosroc.com

Regional Offices
Jeddah Sales Office
Jeddah Showroom
Riyadh
Dammam
Khamis Mushayt

Tel: (02) 6080999


Tel: (02) 665 0787
Tel: (01) 482 9303
Tel: (03) 814 1282
Tel: (07) 250 0469

Fax: (02) 635 3330


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Makkah Tel: (02) 542 0869
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Registered Office: Industrial Area, Phase 4, Road No. 414, Street No. 407

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