GCP Applied Technologies, formerly Grace Construction Products, will market legacy synthetic microfibers for concrete—Grace Fibers, Microfibers and Microfiber FDS plus Gilco Fibers—under the new brand Sinta. The newly named product line includes Sinta F (fibrillated), Sinta M (monofilament) and Sinta FDS (fluid delivery system) microfibers.
“Although the name on the packaging will change, the proven performance of our microfiber product line will remain the same,” says GCP Global Director of Marketing Pung Chan. “GCP will continue to uphold the high quality and service that concrete producers and contractors have relied upon for years.”
Sinta microfibers are used in applications where designers, contractors or producers want to minimize cracking due to the rapid surface drying of plastic concrete. Use of the microfibers in the mix protects concrete from stresses that cause cracking, thus improving the overall quality and durability of concrete. Sinta microfibers are used in many applications such as slabs on grade, pavements, overlays, sloped walls, pools, shotcrete, stucco, tunnels, precast, and prestressed products. The Sinta fluid dispensing system delivers FDS microfibers accurately, efficiently and safely at the batching plant, allowing for automated dispensing. — GCP Applied Technologies, Cambridge, Mass., www.gcpat.com