SureCreteâs Xtreme Fibers and Rods are essential tools for any serious fabricator. They will allow for much longer spans of casted concrete, as well as forming your precast pieces into a wider wider variety of shapes and sizes. This can allow for seamless kitchen countertops or even full width and height shower wall panels. Two of the most efficient products we provide for strengthening your cast pieces utilize AR Glass Fiber and Basalt technologies.
Basalt fiber is a material made from extremely fine fibers of basalt, which is composed of the minerals plagioclase, pyroxene, and olivine. It is similar to carbon fiber and fiberglass, having better physicomechanical properties than fiberglass, but being significantly cheaper than carbon fiber. What this means for you as a weekend warrior casting his very own 14â² long kitchen countertop? Lighter casted concrete pieces with no seams! For those professional fabricators looking to create multiple precast pieces, the combination of Basalt Rods and AR Glass Fibers can help to make complicated install jobs a breeze by keeping pieces structurally sound while keeping casted concrete weight down to a minimum