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Ductal concrete really earned its name for its ductility — the ability to flex. Ductal is known for its thinness, resistance and aesthetics, Ductal concrete incorporates strengthening fibers and therefore supplies high performances.
High performances due to its special composition which provides it with huge strength, six to eight times greater than traditional concrete (under compression).
Fiber-reinforced: It contains metal fibers which make it a ductile material. This ductility property is behind the brand name Ductal. Highly resistant to bending, its great flexural strength means it can withstand significant transformations without breaking. Ductal also comes with organic fibers for applications with less load and for architectonic applications.
Resistant to external stresses, such as abrasion, pollution, bad weather, and scratching. Constructions made with Ductal resist abrasion as well as the best natural rock, such as granite. These properties provide Ductal with durability, guaranteeing less maintenance throughout the lifetime of the structures.
Self-healing, Ductal is durable and highly resistant to abrasion, corrosion and freeze-thaw. In contrast to traditional concrete, the pores are smaller and discontinuous. Smaller pores make the material more resistant to penetration by salt, moisture and chemicals. If it gets in, fluids can’t join networks of pores for long-term pooling. It also has a “self-healing” feature. If water manages to penetrate the surface it combines with unhydrated cement, reactivating the hydration process and pretty much acting as its own internal sealer.

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