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Application

  • Topforce MF is suitable for all external applications, and can also be designed to include micro polypropylene fibres to further reduce the risk of plastic shrinkage cracking.
  • Topforce SF is suitable for large area concrete floors, industrial floor slabs or applications expecting high loads. It can also be designed to include micro polypropylene fibres to further reduce the risk of plastic shrinkage cracking.

Description

Topforce is reinforced with either macro synthetic or steel fibres and can be designed to exclude traditional steel reinforcement. It is not only quicker and easier to place than steel reinforced concrete; it also contributes to the durability and performance of the finished construction.


The concrete has improved abrasion, impact and corrosion resistance. By including uniformly distributed macro synthetic fibres at the batching stage, it also gives high flexural strength which reduces the risk of drying shrinkage.


Topforce is availabel in MF and SF variants.

  • Topforce MF is reinforced with macro synthetic polypropylene fibres compliant to BS EN 14889-2:2006 class II to deliver structural reinforcement across a three-dimensional plane to improve: crack control and durability, impact and abrasion resistance and corrosion resistance.
  • Topforce SF is reinforced with steel fibres compliant to BS EN 14889-2:2006 to increase: crack control and durability, impact and abrasion resistance and optimised joint spacing.


Features and benefits:

  • Faster construction time.
  • Enhanced crack resistance.
  • Reduced carbon emissions – the carbon footprint of concrete reinforced with marco-synthetic fibres is around 60% lower than steel reinforced concrete.
  • Crack control and durability.
  • Impact and abrasion resistance.

General information

Finish

Smooth

Material

Concrete with steel fibre reinforcement or concrete with macro synthetic fibre reinforcement.

Synthetic fibre

Steel fibre

Concrete

Shape

Formless.

Formless

Uniclass

Pr_20_31_16_68 Proprietary concretesPrimary

CAWS

E10/181 Proprietary high strength concrete

Q21/117 Unreinforced paving (designed concrete)

Q21/118 Paving with embedded metal (designed concrete)

Specification data - Proprietary concretes Enhanced data

Ready mixed concrete producer

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Third party accreditation

BSI Kitemark.

Standards

To BS EN 14889-2 and BS 8500.

Compressive strength

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Compressive strength class

Designed to customers specification, insert requirements.

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Target compressive strength of foamed concrete

35 N/mm² at 28 days.

Design chemical class

Consult manufacturer and insert requirement.

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Exposure class

Consult manufacturer and insert requirement.

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Consistence class

Consult manufacturer and insert requirement.

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Aggregates

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Nominal size (maximum)

Consult manufacturer and insert requirement.

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Colour

Consult manufacturer and insert requirement.

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Texture

Smooth.

Additional mix component requirements

Macro synthetic polypropylene fibres to BS EN 14889-2:2006 class II.

Properties of foamed concrete

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Dry density (maximum)

2400 kg/m3.

Literature

Topforce Fibre Reinforced Concrete Brochure

Topforce Fibre Reinforced Concrete Brochure

Case studies

Reduced shrinkage and settlement cracking concrete in supermarket distribution centre - Cardiff

Reduced shrinkage and settlement cracking concrete in supermarket distribution centre - Cardiff

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