Smart and proven technology
Choosing the right type of reinforcement for their structural concrete elements is essential to guarantee the strength and safety of their structure. Concrete has low tensile strength and ductility and adding reinforcement is necessary to resist stresses and strains in structural members. Steel fiber reinforcement provides superior resistance to cracking and crack propagation under any type of load by compensating these shortcomings.
World leading institutes such as the ACI and ASCE recommend using steel fiber as supplementary material in reinforced concrete to prevent cracking, improve impact resistance and prevent damage.
The reference in steel fiber reinforcement
Dramix is the pioneer and world leader in steel fiber reinforced concrete:
The perfect solution for a smooth finish and long-lasting performance
Dramix steel fiber reinforcement features unique hooked ends, high tensile strength and ductility. This results in previously unavailable levels of anchorage and crack control, creating more durable and safer buildings. Since introducing Dramix in the early 70s, Bekaert has built up considerable know-how in steel fiber reinforcement and has continuously invested in research and development, and worked on all aspects of the fibers, including shapes, l/d ratios, coatings, usage, dosing equipment, and applications.
In many cases, Bekaert worked in close cooperation with academic institutions and clients. As a result, Dramix has been approved by international regulators:
Over the years, Dramix has inspired architects to invent new ways of expressing themselves with concrete and realize some of their most creative and visionary works – without compromising safety, cost-efficiency, or durability.
Smarter fibers for more durable concrete
For concrete to be durable, it needs to be both strong and ductile. This is exactly what Bekaert aims for with its Dramix series. Depending on their specific application specific need, they can propose the right fiber: 3D, 4D or 5D. Each fiber in its respect balances wire properties (shape, strength, ductility, length/diameter ratio) and combines it with strong anchorage. Moreover, they can choose between bright and galvanized, and to avoid fiber-balling during mixing and to ensure an evenly spread throughout them concrete mix Bekaert can provide them in glued bundles as well.