SlenderWall With Nycon-PVA Fiber ReinforcementDuring the month of March, 2013, a 12 ft. x 16 ft. SlenderWall panel, containing Nycon PVA RSC15 fiber reinforcement in the 2 inches of architectural precast, successfully completed a series of demanding dynamic tests performed by National Certified Testing Laboratories of York, PA.
The Winning Entry: Nycon PVA Fibers Make a Tough and Durable Concrete Canoe
Nycon PVA RMS702 fibers led to Cal Poly’s winning entry. This was due to the low weight and a high flexural strength of the concrete mixture.
Cal Poly specifically stated in their design paper that “[Nycon] 6 mm PVA fibers, assisted in reducing micro-cracking and increasing the durability of the canoe.”