With the ever growing demand for extruded concrete barriers on our motorways, the FIBERweigh dispenser is proving a valuable tool to readymix concrete producers, as large amounts of construction fibres are required in the manufacture of slot drain channels and barrier walling.

Following the successful launch of our first FIBERweigh dispenser back in 2007 (See News Item - November 2007) we have now supplied systems for several major motorway projects in the UK;

  • M1 widening scheme J8,
  • M25 widening at J17
  • M25 widening at J29
  • A46 trunk road at Newark
  • M25 widening at J22
  • A421 Trunk Road at Bedford

The combined quantity of fibre reinforced concrete being supplied on the above projects alone, is in excess of 200,000 cubic metres.

Without the benefit of our FIBERweigh systems, almost a quarter of a million paper bags of fibre would have to be placed into the mix by hand. Manual addition of fibre bags is costly in terms of labour and can present significant health and safety hazards.

Polymer fibres are increasingly used in modern construction techniques for a variety of reasons, primarily to prevent plastic shrinkage and reduce the amount of steel reinforcement required. Polyfibres are also widely used for tunnelling, both in ´shotcrete´ or sprayed concrete and in the precast tunnel segments to provide additional fire protection properties.

News article published August 2010