Up to 450,000 BarChip fibres are evenly distributed in every cubic metre of concrete. Not one will ever suffer from corrosion

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BarChip synthetic fibre concrete reinforcement is a high performance polypropylene fibre used as structural reinforcement in concrete and shotcrete.

The BarChip reinforcement system works by distributing hundreds of thousands of high tensile strength fibres throughout the entire concrete mix. They reinforce every part of the concrete structure, front to back and top to bottom, leaving no vulnerable unreinforced concrete cover.

BarChip Fibre Concrete Benefits

  • Redistributes load – increased ductility / toughness
  • Eliminates corrosion – long term durability
  • Reduces maintenance costs and rehabilitation closures
  • Eliminates set-up of steel mesh
  • Reduces development cycle times
  • Improves precast production speeds up to 50%
  • Increases abrasion and impact protection
  • 70% reduction in carbon footprint compared to steel
  • Safer and lighter to handle than steel
  • Reduced wear on concrete pumps and hoses
  • BarChip fibre is UV stabilised to resist solar deterioration
  • Weather proof packaging on multi-stack UPVC pallets

BarChip 48

Optimised for precast, paving and flooring works

BarChip MQ58

Optimised for paving and flooring works

BarChip 54

Optimised for prayed concrete works

BarChip 60

Optimised for high deformation sprayed concrete

BarChip R50

Incorporating recycled materials.

BarChip R65

Incorporating recycled materials.

See Below For PDS and SDS

Characteristic BarChip 48 BarChip 54 BarChip 60 BarChip MQ58 BarChip R50 BarChip R65 Standard
Fibre Class II For structural use in concrete, mortar and grout EN 14889-2
Tensile Strength 640 MPa 640 MPa 640 MPa 640 MPa 640 MPa 640 MPa JIS L 1013/ISO 2062
Young’s Modulus 12 GPa 12 GPa 12 GPa 10 GPa 12 GPa 12 GPa JIS L 1013/ISO 2062
Anchorage Continuous Embossing
Base Material Virgin Polypropylene Bi-Component Polymer Virgin and Recycled Polypropylene
Alkali Resistance Excellent
Length 48 mm 54 mm 60 mm 58 mm 48 mm 65 mm
CE Certification 0120 – GB10/79678 0120 – GB10/79678
ISO 9001:2008 Certification JKT0402914

Find Out Which Fibre Is Best For You!

BarChip 48 is a high performance structural synthetic fibre concrete reinforcement, optimised for pavements, industrial floors and precast elements.

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Increase in Daily Floor Completion Rates

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Increase in Precast Production Speeds

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Reduction in Corrosion

BarChip 54 is a high performance structural synthetic fibre concrete reinforcement, optimised for sprayed concrete (shotcrete). BarChip 60 is optimised for sprayed concrete (shotcrete) with large displacements.

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Increase in Sprayed Concrete Application Speed

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Reduction in Fibre Handling Costs

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Reduction in Corrosion

BarChip MQ58 is a high performance structural synthetic fibre concrete reinforcement, optimised for pavements and industrial floors. The unique composition of BarChip MQ58 enables a perfect, fibre free finish on your concrete works.

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Reduction in Industrial Floor Costs

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Increase in Daily Floor Completion Rates

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Reduction in Corrosion

BarChip R series is an environmentally friendly concrete fibre reinforcement from BarChip Inc. Made with recycled materials, BarChip R series delivers massive carbon savings to your concrete works, without sacrificing performance.

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Increase in Sprayed Concrete Application Speed

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Reduction in Fibre Handling Costs

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Reduction in Corrosion

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Ensure You’re Getting a High Performance Fiber

Get Independent Test Results

A fiber supplier should be able to provide independent testing results from certified laboratories. For high performance structures Barchip recommends conducting additional site specific trials. Amongst others, performance results should include;

  • ASTM C1609, ASTM C1550 or CMOD results
  • Tensile strength testing to EN 10002-1:2001
  • Young’s modulus testing to EN 10002-1:2001
  • Advanced alkalinity testing
  • Long term durability studies
  • UV resistance tests

Ensure High Tensile Strength

Macro synthetic fiber concrete reinforcement should have a minimum 500 MPa tensile strength. Low strength synthetic fibers will not be capable of providing any substantial post crack flexural support to a concrete structure.

Barchip’s macro synthetic fiber have a tensile strength of 550 MPa to 640 MPa.

Are They CE Marked?

The CE mark is a mandatory conformity mark for all products sold in the EU. The mark represents minimum manufacturing and performance requirements as set out by EU standards.

A quality synthetic fiber manufacturer will ensure they meet and exceed this standard.

Is Your Concrete Workable?

Fiber length, weight and design all have an effect on concrete slump. A good synthetic fiber will provide the required performance without having a major effect on concrete workability.

Barchip understands this and has developed a range of macro synthetic fibers of different weights, lengths and material properties. It’s the performance you need with concrete you can work with.

Recyclable Plastic Pallets

Barchip’s synthetic fiber concrete reinforcement is shipped on durable, recyclable plastic pallets. Pallets can be easily stacked and stored outdoors with no deterioration of product or packaging.

If you’ve got problems with products falling over, breaking open or corroding before they’re even used, then Barchip’s macro synthetic fiber is your answer.

Fitted Rain Hood

All Barchip pallets are wrapped with a weather proof tarpee cover and rain hood for easy storage indoors or outdoors.

Rain, hail or shine Barchip’s synthetic fiber reinforcement will be ready for use.

Mulchable Bags and Bulka Bags

Barchip’s synthetic fiber concrete reinforcement is shipped in 2.5 kg, 3kg and 5 kg mulchable paper bags which dissolve into the concrete during the mixing process.

For projects requiring an automated dosing machine Barchip supplies large bulka bags.

Parallel Packing or Pucks

Barchip’s macro synthetic fiber is packaged using an internally developed parallel packing method. This technique ensures that when the bag is added to the concrete mix the fibers begin to be evenly distributed throughout the mix, free from balling.

Barchip’s synthetic fiber reinforcement is also supplied in “puck form” in mulchable bags and bulka bags.

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