MasterFiber 160CB: Synthetic macrofiber with chemical bond for large deflection applications

How does MasterFiber 160CB work?

MasterFiber 160CB product is a chemically-enhanced synthetic macrofiber that exhibits superior bonding to cementitious matrices, thus increasing the post-crack load-carrying capacity and toughness of fiber-reinforced concrete. The superior performance of MasterFiber 160CB product results from a novel polymer resin technology that provides engineered chemical bonding, a technology breakthrough from BASF. Through this advanced technology and a highly engineered fiber architecture, the bonding capabilities of MasterFiber 160CB product far exceed that of the other commercially available polyolefin-based synthetic macrofibers. 

Recommended uses:

  • Shotcrete
  • Precast Tunnel Segments
  • Precast Concrete Pipes

What are the unique features of MasterFiber 160CB?

  • MasterFiber 160CB product is chemically enhanced to provide superior performance as compared to typical high-performing synthetic macrofibers.
  • Engineered for use as secondary reinforcement to control shrinkage and temperature cracking and to provide performance equivalent to that of other commercially available synthetic macrofibers, at a reduced dosage.
  • This reduced dosage will result in improved handling properties in the fresh state, as well as, improved finishability.
  • Its unique packaging helps to promote even distribution and optimal dispersion of fibers in concrete mixtures.

What are the benefits of MasterFiber 160CB?

  • Provides post-crack performance equal to that obtained with typical, commercially available synthetic macrofibers at a reduced dosage
  • Improves placement and finishing characteristics compared to traditional synthetic macrofibers
  • Eliminates the need for welded-wire reinforcement (WWR) and conventional steel bars as secondary reinforcement, depending on the application
  • Utilizes an advanced packaging system that improves dispersion, reduces storage footprint and increases bags per pallet, thus optimizing pallet’s capacity
  • Reduces construction time and overall labor and material costs

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