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The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
Title: Synthetic Fibers in Thin-Section Cement Products: A Review of the State of the Art
Author(s): D. M. Gale
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 1-10
Keywords: aramids; asbestos; carbon; cellulose fibers; durability; esters; fiber reinforced concretes; nylon fibers; pipes (tubes); polyethylene; polypropylene fibers; polyvinyl alcohol; pulp; reinforcing materials; sheets; synthetic fibers; General
Abstract:Since the turn of the century, thin-section asbestos-cement sheet and pipe products have been manufactured. Health and environmental concerns regarding the use of asbestos have led to a worldwide search for alternative fibers. Paper reviews the state of the art in using synthetic fibers to replace asbestos in fiber-cement products.
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