TUF-STRAND MAXTEN is a 100% virgin blended copolymer synthetic macro-fiber successfully used as an alternate to steel fibers, welded wire mesh and conventional reinforcing bars in a wide variety of secondary reinforcement applications. TUF-STRAND MaxTen fibers comply with ASTM C1116, Standard Specification for Fiber Reinforced Concrete and Shotcrete, and are specifically used for the reduction of plastic shrinkage cracks, to improve impact, shatter and abrasion resistance, to increase fatigue resistance, to increase toughness of concrete and provide long term durability of concrete and cement based building products. Dosage rates will vary depending upon the reinforcing requirements and can range from 3.0 to 8.0 lbs/yd³ (1.8 to 4.7 kg/m³). TUF-STRAND MaxTen synthetic macro-fibers comply with applicable portions of the International Code Council (ICC) Acceptance Criteria AC32 for synthetic fibers and can save time and money on construction projects by eliminating the purchase, storage, handling, cutting, placing and waste of welded wire mesh. These fibers are chemically inert and will not corrode.
Increases impact, shatter and abrasion resistance of concrete
Reduces segregation, plastic settlement, and shrinkage cracking of concrete
Provides three-dimensional reinforcement against micro and macro-cracking
Increases overall durability, fatigue resistance and flexural toughness
Reduction of in-place cost versus wire mesh for temperature / shrinkage crack control
Easily added to concrete mixture at any time prior to placement
Tested in accordance with ASTM C 1399 and C 1609 (formerly C 1018)
Industrial and residential floors
Whitetoppings, bridge decks and pavements
Thin walled pre-cast (septic tanks, vaults, walls, etc.)
TUF-STRAND MaxTen fibers are packaged in 3.0 lb (1.36 kg), 4.0 lb (1.81 kg) and 5.0 lb (2.27 kg) water soluble bags.