The extrusion technology has been developed to fabricate discontinuous, fiber-reinforced-cement matrix composite products. Extruded fiber cement products were made with portland cement and carbon, PVA, polypropylene, microsteel, or cellulose microfibers. Sample extruded materials have a tensile strength of 1000 psi and exhibit strain hardening behavior with a strain of about 0.8 or more. Such properties are comparable to wood and make these composites potential candidates for many applications. Moreover, the process is not only restricted to flat shapes, but also for various structural shapes.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Specialist publication||Concrete International|
|State||Published - Apr 1 1995|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Building and Construction