Monthly Archives: August 2010

GFRC Laminates- glass fiber reinforced concrete

GFRC Laminates The most common form in which fiber-reinforced (GFRC) composites are used in structural application is called a laminate. It is obtained by stacking a number of thin layers of fibers and matrix and consolidating them into the desired thickness. The … Continue reading

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GFRC Composition – glass fiber reinforced concrete

GFRC Composition GFRC – Glass fiber reinforced composite materials consist of high strength glass fiber embedded in a cementitious matrix. In this form, both fibers and matrix retain their physical and chemical identities, yet they produce a combination of properties that … Continue reading

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General mixes for using Glass Fiber Reinforcement – GFRC

General mixes for using Glass Fiber Reinforcement Actually when using GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete) in many cases you will be spraying the finish or face coat first without the glass fibers and then the second coat or base coat … Continue reading

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Why are Contractors and Designers going with GFRC

Why are Contractors, Architects and Designers going with GFRC? There are plenty of reasons you should consider using GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete) when considering a material that is light, strong, weather resistant, attractive and fire retardant material is required. … Continue reading

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GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete)

GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete) GFRC has all the characteristics of regular concrete. A number of additional qualities, however, give GFRC significant advantages. Most obviously, GFRC is up to 80% lighter than concrete, so it’s easier to work with and … Continue reading

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GFRC for re-cladding Applications

Why use GFRC for re-cladding Applications? GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete) panels have a unique combination of properties that make them an ideal solution for facade re-clads and/or over-clads, as well as historical restorations and renovations. • GFRC panels have the color, … Continue reading

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GFRC – Corrosion and Rot Proof

GFRC – Corrosion and Rot Proof GFRC products do not contain mild steel reinforcement and the problems associated with corrosion of reinforcement do not apply. GFRC is unaffected by external exposure and will not rot. It is completely unaffected by … Continue reading

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GFRC and The Green Movement

GFRC and ‘Green Building’ The GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete) materials are themselves easy on the environment. The glass elements are from reclaimed or recycled materials, and the cement mix includes fly ash, which is the waste produced by industrial smokestacks. … Continue reading

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GFRC is …

Basically, GFRC is an ultra-strong composite made of Portland cement infused with randomly dispersed glass fibers that reinforce the concrete and increase its load-bearing capacity.

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Affecting Cost of your GFRC project

Some design considerations that may affect the cost of GFRC used in your project: The amount of detail. Number of repetitive pieces of glass fiber reinforcedconcrete. (Numerous casts of a GFRC shapes are more economical per piece, than one-time only … Continue reading

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