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Porous interfacial transition zone between fiber and UHPC

Denser Interfacial Transition Zone Between Fiber And ceEntek UHPC 2.0TM

The microstructure of concrete plays a critical role in determining its mechanical and durability properties. cePasteTM has been developed to optimize the microstructure of UHPC by promoting a more homogeneous and dense microstructure, resulting in increased durability and improved mechanical performance.
The enhanced microstructure and interfacial transition zone achieved through the incorporation of cePasteTM results in a significant improvement in the durability of the concrete and the efficiency of steel fibers as a reinforcement.

The improved microstructure reduces the permeability of the material, limiting the access of harmful agents such as chlorides and sulfates to the concrete structure and to the steel fibers. This reduces concrete degradation and leads to longer service life providing a sustainable and cost-effective solution for the built environment.

The enhanced efficiency of steel fibers achieved through the use of cePasteTM makes it possible to reduce the amount of fibers required to achieve the desired performance of UHPC. This not only saves costs but also reduces the carbon footprint of the material, making it a more sustainable solution for the built environment.

Force-Locking Connection of a CNF

ceEntek’s CNF are specifically designed for use in cementitious materials. Our unique manufacturing process results in CNF with an optimized surface chemistry that makes them an ideal seeding material for the hydration products of cement. By carefully controlling the synthesis and surface functionalization of the CNF, ceEntek is able to promote the formation of covalent bonds between the CNF and the hydration products of cement, resulting in a denser microstructure and increased mechanical strength of UHPC2.0TM. This is due to the high specific surface area and the abundance of reactive sites on the surface of ceEntek’s CNF, that facilitate the nucleation and growth of cement hydration products.