Chopped Strands

ARG Fiber

ARG Fiber contains 17% of zirconia, and has both acid resistance and alkaline resistance at high levels. It is mainly used as reinforcement for Glassfiber Reinforced Concrete (GRC) and Calcium Silicate products. It is also used as crack control material for normal concrete and cement mortar. For more than 40 years, it has been widely applied in construction and civil engineering fields.

Chopped Strands

Chopped Strands are produced by cutting strand bundles, which are made of 50 to 200 fine ARG fiber filaments, into various length. It is used as reinforcement for Glassfiber Reinforced Concrete (GRC), Calcium Silicate and Slag Gypsum products. It is also used as crack control material for normal concrete and cement mortar. Its high alkali and acid resistance can be applied to glass fiber papers and filters.

Product Details

Property Unit
Thermal Expansion Coefficient ×10-6/K 9
Softening point 830
Density ×103kg/m3 2.8
Tensile Strength GN/m2 1.5
Young’s modulus GN/m2 74
Strain to failure % 2
Alkali-resistivity, Weight loss
(saturated cement solution, 80℃, 200 hours)
% ARG Fiber : 0.8
(E Glass Fiber:10.5)
Acid-resistivity, Weight loss
(10% HCl, 80℃, 90 hours)
% ARG Fiber : 1.6
(E Glass Fiber : 42.9)
Acid-resistivity, Weight loss
(10% H2SO4, 80℃, 90 hours)
% ARG Fiber : 1.2
(E Glass Fiber : 42.0)

※The above values are only advisory, not guaranteed values.

Alkali-resistivity

Comparison of Alkali Erosive Attack
(SEM-photographs)

Acid-resistivity

Comparison of Acid Erosive Attack
(SEM-photographs)
ARG Fiber ARG Fiber

Well-nigh perfect

Well-nigh perfect

E Glass Fiber E Glass Fiber

No trace of its original form

Damaged at even intervals