Roving

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.

Roving

Roving is made by gathering 100 to 200 ARG fiber filaments into a strand, then winding dozens of strands to form a cylindrical package. Roving is the best suited to hand spray process and mass production system. It is preferred for manufacturing large size exterior wall panels and flat boards, which are widely applied in architectural and civil engineering markets.

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