MONO-PROTM is a unique monofilament polypropylene fiber with a diameter of 3 denier + 0.2 denier. MONO-PRO is available in three standard cut lengths: 3/4, 1/2 and 1/4. There are approximately 200 million individual 3/4 long fibers in one pound of product. This means there are approximately 100 million individual fibers in the 0.5 pcy recommended dosage as a plastic shrinkage crack reinforcement. Reducing plastic concrete shrinkage cracking is a very important element in enhancing the long-term durability of the concrete. MONO-PRO passed all of the ICC ES AC32 reinforcement requirements at 0.5 pcy and is now recognized in ICC ES Evaluation Report ESR-1699.
MONO-PROTM is high tensile strength, high modulus of elasticity, ultra-thin monofilament homopolymer polypropylene fibers designed to quickly distribute uniformly throughout the concrete matrix. At the engineered dosage level of 0.50 pcy, MONO-PRO is a stellar plastic shrinkage reinforcement.
Furthermore, MONO-PRO is the ideal plastic shrinkage reinforcement component in steel fiber and microsynthetic fiber blends and macrosynthetic fiber and microsynthetic fiber blends. Check with the ABC Engineering Group to help you select the proper blend for the application.
|Standard Fiber Lengths
||1/4 (6mm), 1/2 (12mm), 3/4 (19mm)|
|Acid and Alkali Resistance
|Modulus of Elasticity
||55 ksi (min)|
MONO-PRO is highly modified monofilament polypropylene fiber with excellent plastic shrinkage reinforcement properties. MONO-PRO dramatically reduces plastic shrinkage cracks as well as plastic settlement with the engineering dose of 0.50 pcy. The competition requires more than 1.0 pcy to achieve the same reduction in plastic shrinkage cracking.
MONO-PRO is packaged in pre-weighed degradable bags to ensure optimum dosing and homogeneous distribution of the product. Typically no modifications to the mix design are required when the product is used at the engineering dosage of 0.50 pcy. MONO-PRO fibers can be introduced into the mixing system at any time except when the cement is being introduced. Mixing time will vary based on when the fibers are introduced to the mixer. The normal range is 3-5 minutes, with the higher number preferred when the fibers are added after all of the standard ingredients have been introduced and mixed.
MONO-PRO is not a replacement for structural steel. It will not replace any of the steel that is used in calculating the load carrying capacity of the concrete element.
- Residential slabs-on-ground
- Commercial slabs-on-ground
- Dry packaged cement based products
- Precast products
- Pools and pool decks
- Water retention tanks
FEATURES & BENEFITS
- Uniform Distribution Throughout the Concrete Matrix
- Excellent Finishability
- Excellent Reduction in Plastic Shrinkage Cracking
- Transforming Macro Cracks into Micro Cracks
- Measurably Reduces Plastic Settlement
- Measurably Reduces the Concrete Permeability, Thus Increasing Freeze-Thaw Durability and Wet-Dry Durability
- Increases a Number of Durability Properties, Thus the Service Life of the Concrete
- Performs as an Excellent Companion in Blends with Macrosynthetic Fibers and Steel Fibers.
MONO-PRO is uniquely developed plastic shrinkage reinforcement for concrete. With approximately 100 million, 0.75 long fibers in the engineered dose of 0.50 pcy, MONO-PRO is capable of actually reducing plastic shrinkage cracking by up to 25% more than conventional monofilament fibers at 1.0 pcy dosage rates. MONO-PRO is compatible with admixtures and additives that meet the applicable ASTM specifications.
MONO-PRO meets the requirements of ASTM C1116, Section 4.1.3 and Note 2. MONO-PRO is listed in ICC ES Evaluation Report ESR-1699 at 0.5 pcy as a plastic shrinkage cracking reinforcement per Section 3.1.1 of AC32.
ICC ES AC32 ENGINEERING PROPERTIES
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|Compressive Strength, psi
|Flexural Strength, psi
|Bond Strength, psi
|Plastic Shrinkage Cracking
Suggested Usage: 1 each 8 oz. bag per 2 each 100 lb. bags of stucco mix. (add bag to mix, bio-degradable bag)