The GCP Macrosynthetic Fiber Calculator app, available free for download from the Apple App store and Google Play, determines dosage rates for the company’s Strux 90/40 product. Strux high strength synthetic macro-fibers are specifically engineered to provide post-crack protection, and help reduce construction time and labor costs over steel welded wire mesh or traditional rebar reinforcement.
GCP focuses on optimizing automation and providing increased value to concrete producers and their customers. To that end, it developed the Macrosynthetic Fiber Calculator app to save time and resources in identifying the right amount and type of macrosynthetic fibers needed for each concrete batch. Users select the concrete condition, such as slab on grade, elevated composite deck, or septic tank. The app then guides them through a set of criteria to determine the appropriate Strux 90/40 dosage rate to replace traditional steel reinforcement for temperature and shrinkage crack control. Rates depend on job specific requirements, which vary project to project. — GCP Applied Technologies, Cambridge, Mass., www.gcpat.com