BarChip R-Series Macro Synthetic Fibre Shotcrete Reinforcement reduces carbon, eliminates corrosion, and improves the ductility performance of shotcrete ground support.

BarChip is a leading provider of cutting-edge fibre concrete reinforcement solutions.

As the world’s leading macro synthetic fibre innovator, BarChip takes pride in revolutionizing the way we build with our advanced fibre concrete technologies.

At BarChip, we understand the critical role that concrete fibre reinforcement plays in improving the safety, strength, and longevity of concrete structures. Our expertise lies in the seamless combination of world-leading fibre design and manufacturing with state-of-the-art engineering solutions that meet and exceed industry standards. With our commitment to excellence, BarChip has become synonymous with quality and reliability in the world of fibre concrete.

Adding steel to concrete has been the backbone of concrete reinforcement technology for more than a century. This thinking might have been true once, but does it still hold true today. Compared to synthetic fibre reinforced concrete, traditional steel just doesn’t stack up:

BarChip fibre shotcrete reinforcement was used as the primary shotcrete reinforcement for Brisbane Metro’s Cross River Rail tunnel excavation.
BarChip macro synthetic fibre shotcrete reinforcement has been used to reinforce the temporary and permanent shotcrete linings of thousands of kilometres of mining a civil tunnels.
BarChip delivers real value to mining operations through improved durability, reduced costs and increases performance of shotcrete ground support works.
BarChip customers are a who’s who of Tier 1 global engineering, contractor and mining firms, including Rio Tinto, BHP, Glencore, Newmont and more.
The macro synthetic fibre concrete reinforcement system works by distributing thousands of fibres evenly through the concrete mix, eliminating the need for traditional steel reinforcement.
BarChip fibre shotcrete reinforcement has been used to reinforce ground support works in mining operations across Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific.
BarChip fibre concrete reinforcement eliminates traditional steel reinforcement from concrete flooring works, reducing the need to transport and store steel to remote mine locations.
BarChip marco synthetic fibre shotcrete reinforcement is unmatched in ductility performance at large deflection, a crucial factor in mining ground support works.
  • It costs more.
  • It corrodes.
  • It takes more effort and time to install.
  • It’s high carbon.
  • It’s dangerous to install.

BarChip eliminates these issues and more, all without sacrificing performance. Not only that, BarChip fibre reinforced concrete delivers added benefits like fatigue resistance, high ductility and improved crack control.

With a legacy spanning nearly 25 years, BarChip has consistently delivered cutting-edge reinforcement solutions that defined the standard of performance and durability expected by the industry.  This commitment to excellence has earned BarChip the esteemed reputation as the go-to fibre of choice for high-performance mining and infrastructure projects.

BarChip’s impact reasonates globally, having reinforced the concrete and shotcrete of more than 450 tunnels, major mine developments, over 9 million square metres of industrial flooring, railway track slabs and countless other fibre concrete applications. BarChip users are a who’s who of top tier global engineering and construction firms, including Rio Tinto, BHP, Newcrest, Vale, Freeport, Anglo America, Cadelco, Barrick, Jacobs, Acciona, Kiewit, CPB, AECOM and many more.

It’s time to leave outdated steel reinforcement designs behind and embrace proven technologies like BarChip macro synthetic fibre concrete reinforcement. Join the BarChip nation and make the change to a better reinforcement system today.

Fibre reinforced shotcrete for mining tunnels

BarChip macro synthetic fibre is reinforcing thousands of kilometres of shotcrete ground support in mine and civil tunnels across Australia, North and South America, Asia and Europe. From the largest gold mine in Australia to New Yorks’s metro to the French Alps and Tokyo’s ring roads, BarChip is ensuring shotcrete is ductile, corrosion free and safe.

Macro synthetic fibre improves nearly every aspect of Shotcrete performance.

  • Increased ductility.
  • Increased durability.
  • Shorter construction times.
  • Reduced maintenance.
  • Improved safety.
  • Reduced costs.
  • Lower carbon footprint.

Indeed, the benefits are so apparent that synthetic fibre reinforced shotcrete has become industry standard practice across Australasia, North and South America and parts of Europe.

BarChip have spent 25 years developing fibres for high performance in shotcrete ground support, and in comparative testing of more than 20 fibres, no one matches the ductility of BarChip fibre shotcrete reinforcement.