GFRC Advantages & Technical Properties

 
 

- Flexibility and Mouldability

The use of glass fibers instead of steel for reinforcement has enabled GFRC to be molded into virtually any shape

- Impact Resistance

By using alkali-resistant high modulus glass fibers (10 times stiffer than polypropylene), GFRC gains an associated tensile strength 3 to 4 times compared to that of steel
- Lightweight The use of glass fibers allow GFRC to be manufactured as thin as 10 mm, allowing it to have typically ¼ the weight of concrete. This reduces transportation and erection costs

- Fire Resistance

GFRC is highly fire resistant, effectively preventing further damage in the event of a fire

- Waterproof

GFRC is completely impermeable to water, allowing it to be suitably used as drainage pipes or water channels

- Excellent Acoustic Properties

GFRC by nature has excellent acoustic properties, and can be engineered to meet sound reduction standards. GFRC noise barriers can often be used to enhance the visual appearance of a highway
- Acid Resistance Due to the use of matrix design of GFRC, coupled with the inert nature of alkali resistant glass fibers, GFRC has inherently high chemical resistance. Unlike steel reinforced concrete, GFRC will not rot or corrode

- Integral Color

GFRC can be pigmented, painted, or have aggregate finishes applied to it to meet specific project requirements. It can also be color matched so as to re-create, restore or refurbish an old building
 
 
 
 
 
Fibrocon Precast, Inc.
 
 
6205 McIntosh Rd, Sarasota FL, 34238
 
 
Phone: 941-921-9750 Fax: 941-921-6395