BarChip 48 Macro Synthetic Fibres for Concrete – ISCouncil

BarChip 48 Macro Synthetic Fibres for Concrete


  • Product Type Concrete, Construction Services



  • Company Name BarChip
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Applicable Credits

IS v1.2 Inn-1 , Mat-1 , Mat-2
IS v2.1 Inn-1 , Rso-6 , Rso-7


BarChip 48 macro synthetic fibres are made from virgin polypropylene and are used to replace conventional steel reinforcement or steel fibres in concrete applications. These include, residential, industrial and road pavements, track slabs, shotcrete (used as slope stabilisation or ground support in underground excavations), precast elements (such as noise walls) and other applications. BarChip 48 is a high-performance macro synthetic fibre providing the lowest dose rate possible when achieving a specified residual flexural strength requirement. BarChip 48 macro synthetic fibres conform to EN14889-2, ASTM C1116, VicRoads Section 703 and is an approved product on the Queensland TMR Product Index for Bridges and Other Structures. BarChip Australia also provides full support for the use of BarChip 48 macro synthetic fibres including assistance with mix design, application, structural design and quality control guidance.

Sustainability Outcomes

BarChip 48 fibres have an EPD certified to IS 14025 and EN 15804, meaning you may receive points in ISv2.0 or ISv2.1 Rso-7, or ISv1.2 Mat-2 when using them on your project.
BarChip 48 fibres offer a significant reduction in the embodied carbon of concrete structures when used as an alternative to conventional steel mesh or steel fibre reinforcement. This may assist you in obtaining points in ISv2.1 or ISv2.0 Rso-6, or ISv1.2 Mat-1 and depending on the application, for example, if it is a local, state or national first, may also assist in securing points in ISv2.1, ISv2.0 or ISv1.2 Inn-1.
BarChip 48 is also included in the Infrastructure Sustainability Materials Calculator so that EPD data can be readily accessed and utilised on a project’s ISv2.1, ISv2.0 or ISv1.2 Materials Assessments for credit Mat-1 (ISv1.2) and Rso-6 (ISv2.0 and ISv2.1).

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