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RHEOFIBRE
Monofilament polypropylene fibres for cementitious system

Description of Product Packaging


RHEOFIBRE is a high performance fibrillated RHEOFIBRE is available in bags of 0.6kg for 6mm
polypropylene fibre developed as a crack- lengths and 0.9 kg for 12-19mm lengths each
controlling additive for concrete and mortar. packed 5 to a box.

Primary Uses Typical Properties


RHEOFIBRE is used to inhibit the formation of Specific gravity: 0.91
small cracks, which can occur through plastic Alkali content: Nil
shrinkage and settlement, premature drying and Sulphate content: Nil
early thermal changes, in order to provide utilistion Air content will not be
Air-entrainment:
significantly increased
of the intrinsic properties of hardened cementitious Chloride content: Nil
material. Pure homopolymer
Constituents:
polypropylene
Specifically designed for crack control in Available in
Fibre length:
cementitious materials covering areas such as 6- 12-19mm
ready mix concrete, pre-cast concrete, conventional Tensile strength: Approx. 350N/mm²
shotcrete, screeds, rendering mortars, etc. Melting point Approx. 165ºC
Absorption: Nil
Thermal conductivity: Low
Principle uses of fibre concrete include: concrete
Electrical conductivity: Low
slabs, pavements, driveways, imprinted concrete, Resistance to
curbs, pipes, overlays patch repair, micro silica Excellent
acids/alkalis:
concrete, thin section walling, water retaining Colour: Transparent
structures, marine concrete, heavy industrial floors, Modulus of elasticity Approx. 1000MPA
etc.
Compatibility
RHEOFIBRE can be used with all types of cement
Advantages
Can replace anti-crack wire mesh in factory and is compatible with other admixtures.
and warehouse floors
Addition Method
Inhibits intrinsic cracking in concrete
RHEOFIBRE is supplied ready for use, and in
Disperse uniformly throughout the mix
measure quantities for addition to the concrete mix,
Improves finishing characteristics
whether at the batching plant or on site.
Improves concrete durability
Increases impact and abrasion resistance Specification
Rustproof Concrete shall be manufactured using crack
Impervious to alkali attack controlling additive, such as RHEOFIBRE, a
Decreases construction time and labour polypropylene fibre with an individual fibre length of
Reduced risk of subsequent damage 19mm.
Improves fire resistance – reduces the
incidence of explosive spalling during heating
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RHEOFIBRE
Addition Rate
It is recommended to use 6mm length for plastering
3
at the rate of 0.6kg/m . While for other applications
12-19mm lengths can be used at the rate of
3.
0.9kg/m

Effects of Over Dosage


Overdosing of RHEOFIBRE will generally produce
a reduction in workability and an increase in the
cohesiveness of the mix.

Storage
Should be stored in dry conditions.

Note
Field service, where provided, does not constitute
supervisory responsibility. For additional
information, contact your local BASF
representative.

BASF reserves the right to have the true cause of


any difficulty determined by accepted test methods.

Quality Statement
All products manufactured by BASF Egypt, or
imported from BASF affiliate companies world-
wide, are manufactured to procedures certified to
conform to the quality, environment, health & safety
management systems described in the ISO
9001:2000, ISO 14001:2004 & OHSAS 18001:1999
standards.

12/07 BASF-EG

* Properties listed are only for guidance and are not


a guarantee of performance.