Glass fiber cement

Discussion in 'Materials' started by TANSL, Jan 8, 2018.

  1. TANSL
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    Cement reinforced by round rods of fiberglass instead of traditional round steel rods. What do you think of this technique?
  2. rwatson
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    We have been talking about it for the last 3 weeks, but with basalt rods, because the cement adheres better, and you can buy heavy duty mesh. Here is a video of the process
  3. jorgepease
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    just regular glass fibers will do that flower box in the video in 3/4 ich
  4. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    Polyester strands and rods are very common in the building industry. A 30% material savings can be usually seen on well designed concrete structures.
  5. TANSL
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    Yes, in civil construction takes time being used.
    I was wondering if, given its inalterability against corrosion and the absence of magnetic character, it would have already been applied to shipbuilding. In this forum we have talked about cement reinforced with steel rod, in naval construction and had not mentioned, as far as I know, the fiberglass rod.
    It would also be interesting to know glass-asbestos opinions and comparisons

  6. dsigned
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    dsigned O.R.C. Hunter

    I started a thread a while back about this:
    Ok everyone, it's that time of the year again: time to talk about concrete

    I actually just finished my second test panel with chopped glass fiber. I think my next one may be PVA fibers (poly vinyl alcohol).
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