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Fibres for concrete

Various types of fibre can be added to concrete during mixing to modify the plastic and/or hardened concrete properties. The changes to the concrete properties will depend on the fibre material, fibre shape and dosage concentration.

Common types of fibres are manufactured from polypropylene, alkali resistant glass and steel.

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