BarChip fibre reinforced concrete is corrosion free, high performance and safe to install

The Barchip system is an inexpensive, easy to use and non corrosive concrete reinforcement system delivering a more effective and safer concrete application.
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Barchip has a simple vision – revolutionise the world of concrete reinforcement.

For over 100 years we’ve just accepted that the best way to reinforce concrete is with steel. That might have been true in 1920, but will it still be true in 2020? Let’s look at the facts.

We believe there’s a better way. We believe in high performance, easy to use, non corrosive concrete reinforcement. We believe in BarChip.

STEEL REINFORCEMENT

  • It’s expensive.
  • It suffers from corrosion.
  • It’s difficult to install.
  • It’s time consuming and labour intensive.

BARCHIP

  • It’s inexpensive.
  • It doesn’t corrode.
  • It’s quick and easy to use.
  • It’s safe to install.

BarChip Delivers Results:

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Increase in Precast Production Speeds

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Increase in Sprayed Concrete Application Speed

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Reduction in Precast Concrete Costs

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Reduction in Industrial Floor Costs

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Reduction in Corrosion

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Reduction in Fibre Handling Costs

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Increase in Daily Floor Completion Rates

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Reduction in Carbon Footprint

Replacing Steel Reinforcement in Concrete.

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Optimised for Precast, Paving and flooring works

BarChipMQ58

Optimised for a fibre free surface finish

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Optimised for sprayed concrete (shotcrete) works

In addition to being the cheapest concrete reinforcement solution, using Barchip’s synthetic fiber reinforced concrete and synthetic fiber reinforced shotcrete eliminates costly and time-consuming processes associated with steel rebar or mesh concrete reinforcement.

Barchip’s fiber concrete is pre-mixed at the batch plant and delivered to site with your concrete, eliminating transport, storage and placement of steel reinforcement. By switching to our fiber reinforced concrete and eliminating steel set-up processes, our clients;

  • Reduce material costs
  • Increase daily completion rates
  • Reduce labour costs
  • Reduce material handling and transport costs
  • Increase precast production speeds
  • Reduce equipment maintenance

Our synthetic fiber concrete reinforcement will never, ever, suffer from corrosion, one of the main factors affecting the durability of steel reinforced concrete.

In contrast, Barchip’s high quality polypropylene macro synthetic fiber reinforced concrete will not suffer the effects of corrosion and will maintain performance regardless of exposure conditions.

Our concrete fiber is not affected by concrete’s alkali environment and will not suffer late age strength loss (embrittlement).

  • Reduce material costs
  • Increase daily completion rates
  • Reduce labour costs

Do you have problems with rusting steel reinforcement? Our macro synthetic fiber reinforced concrete and fiber reinforced shotcrete solutions will solve that!

Barchip’s multidimensional fiber concrete system distributes hundreds of thousands of high tensile strength fibers throughout the entire concrete mix. With our synthetic fiber reinforced concrete system there is no unreinforced zone and no need for a protective concrete cover.

We provide concrete reinforcement at the exact point it’s needed, reducing the onset of micro cracking, preventing crack propagation and minimising crack widths. The performance benefits of our synthetic fiber reinforced concrete and synthetic fiber reinforced shotcrete systems include;

  • Increased concrete toughness (ductility)
  • Increased seismic performance
  • No performance loss with age
  • Reduced crack widths
  • Minimised crack propagation
  • Increased impact resistance

Barchip’s synthetic fiber concrete reinforcement delivers a 70% reduction in carbon footprint compared with steel fiber and steel rebar reinforcement.

Our environmental impact assessment shows that by using our fiber concrete and fiber shotcrete you will minimise your environmental impact using proven concrete reinforcement technologies.

How much carbon would you save?

Download Barchip Technical Note:

Best Practice for Testing Fibre Reinforced Shotcrete

Download Barchip Technical Note:

Durability and Long Term Performance of Fibre Reinforced Concrete.

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Barchip are proud sponsors of the 2017 Australasian Tunnelling Conference, 30 Oct to 1 Nov, Sydney Australia. Visit us at booth 17 for a corrosion free future.

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LATEST PROJECTS

St Helena Tunnel- Byron Bay, Australia

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Get in touch for a personal information session about your next project. One of our concrete fiber experts will guide you through the following 4 keys items:

  • Fibre Selection
  • BatChing and Mixing
  • Design Methologies
  • Testing Requirements

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