There are many challenges that industrial flooring faces, and one the largest of these is that it must have the tensile strength to handle large quantities of repetitive, heavy-duty, vibrational, traffic. These floors are often used in warehouse storage areas where forklifts or bin picking equipment load and unload consistently from racks. In addition, they must often support heavy machinery, endure dropped tools and equipment, and chemical spillage.
Industrial flooring has to be rugged to take the abrasion and impacts of daily activities without these problems, all of which can cause potential safety hazards and threaten production levels. Accidents, damage to equipment, and workplace falls can result from cracks or fissures and create the need for expensive repairs or replacement over time.
As a result of weight and abrasion atop typical steel rebar reinforced flooring, shrinkage, settlement, and uplift frequently results in cracks and damage to the concrete. When the concrete develops defects such as cracks, gaps, displacement, or holes, the steel reinforcing rebar soon begins to deteriorate and rust as water and chemicals seep in.
Industry leader Basalt America is using green technology to produce basalt fiber reinforced polymer products that are two to three times stronger and 75% lighter than steel. These steel replacement products never rust, create virtually no carbon footprint and have lifespans of more than a century.
The products are carefully assembled in a controlled environment, free from contamination to increase their durability and longevity.
Therefore, the durability, impact and abrasion resistance, chemical and moisture resistance, and load-carrying ability of concrete can be significantly increased with the use of basalt, resulting in superlative tensile strength that will last virtually forever. With its durability, strength and longevity, this superior product can offer the performance that’s needed, while being economically and environmentally friendly.
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