QME 2014 Preview: ​Cyclone proof reinforced concrete

Helix Steel Australasia will display their revolutionary reinforced concrete on stand F229, as first-time exhibitors, at the 2014 Queensland Mining & Engineering (QME) Exhibition.

After entering the Australian market only four years ago, mining companies such as Rio Tinto, Anglo Coal, APLNG, Newcrest Limited, KBL Mining Limited and Peabody Energy have already adopted the Helix Micro-Rebar solution.

Unlike traditional reinforced concrete, Helix Micro-Rebar is based on a structural composite material that combines concrete and reinforcement into one system instead of two.

This means Helix Micro-Rebar is tougher, more durable and has a greater flexural capacity.

It outperforms all other reinforcement systems such as mesh, rebar, and steel, polypropylene and fiberglass fibres.

Additionally, this product requires less than five minutes to mix and by eliminating the requirement for rebar, the construction time of jobs such as concrete slabs is greatly reduced.

Helix Micro-Rebar meets the efficiency, productivity and cost-saving requirements of the Queensland mining sector, as a concrete solution that is easily applied, more robust, safer and more cost-effective than traditional rebar and mesh.

Mining companies have reported up to an 80 per cent saving in their reinforcement costs and a 50 per cent reduction in scheduled time as a result of using Helix Micro Rebar for concrete work projects.

Helix is also currently being used in the construction of ‘storm resistant’ or ‘tornado proof’ housing across America.

Designed to also emulate structural rebar steel, Helix Micro-Rebar is an excellent alternative to reinforced concrete and is a viable replacement for structural supports such as columns, piers, beams and structural wall panels.

This ensures Helix Micro-Rebar is your concrete and reinforcement solution for all industrial, mining and infrastructure applications.

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