Dramix® steel fiber concrete reinforcement for the mining industry

Dramix® steel fiber concrete reinforcement for the mining industry
Speed and safety are the keywords in the mining industry. By using Dramix® steel fiber reinforcement instead of mesh, contractors can use shotcrete in large underground galleries and intersections more easily, allowing them work faster and more cost-efficient.

High reinforcement performance at low dosages

Thanks to their unique design and excellent steel quality, Dramix® steel fibers can be used to obtain higher reinforcement performance, even at low dosages. The fibers enhance the structural behavior of the concrete, allowing contractors to work faster and more safely. Dramix® steel fibers create a very high energy absorption rate in the concrete, providing great flexural toughness. This makes it the ideal solution for shotcrete applications.

Extended possibilities of Dramix® within the field of this application

When you choose Bekaert, you can rely on a worldwide sales network that is responsive to growing market changes. Our highly trained internal experts can perform advanced testing or R&D services to create added value to your business. We have special units offering technology based materials, built to international quality standards. These units include mining professionals (specialists in geomechanics, explosives, operations, etc) and consultants such as academic professors specializing in geomechanics, seismic experts and Bekaert technologists.

As a result Bekaert has proven track record as a supplier of high quality steel fiber reinforced concrete in the mining industry:

Did you know…?

That Dramix® steel fibers are the preferred reinforcement for the access tunnels in the challenging Codelco project “Nuevo Nivel Mina” Division El Teniente. The 2 access tunnels have a diameter of 9.4 meters and a length of 8.9 Km, and have 30kg/m³ Dramix® shotcrete reinforcement.

The concrete of the Olympic Dam, the largest mine in Australia, is reinforced with Dramix® steel fiber.

For more than a decade already, we have enjoyed preferred supplies status for Dramix® with the Swedish mining companies LKAB and Boliden.

Timely deliveries

We are ready when you are. To keep your productivity high, Bekaert keeps most standard materials in stock. You can count on a high delivery capacity and on short lead times in all regions.

Advantages

  • Tailor-made solutions
  • Local on-site support
  • Improved safety and strength
  • Timesaving construction
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    Solution Via tests in the Bekaert lab, we worked out the required fiber mix with the lowest cost to serve our customers

    Result Cost efficiency must not be a compromise on quality

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