Central Fiber® Industrial Fibers

Industrial fibers

Asphalt Roof Coating

Asphalt Roof Coating

Concrete castings

Concrete castings

Fireproof coating

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Oil drilling

Drilling fluids


Plaster compounds

Industrial Cellulose Fibers

Specific Applications:

Adhesives: Cellulose fibers provide rheological properties including viscosity, sag control, and contribute to tensile strength. Common use level: 1-8%.

Asphalt Roof Coatings and Cements: Cellulose fibers are used for thickening and bodying, oil absorption, and internal reinforcement. Common use level: 1-10%.

Asphalt Sealers for Pavement and Crackfillers: Cellulose fibers provide high oil absorption, build viscosity, control rheology and flow, and reduce shrinkage and cracking. They behave like asbestos fillers without the concern of asbestos. Common use level: <1-4%.

Concrete Castings: Cellulose fibers enhance mold release and add green strength. Common use level: <1-3%.

Fireproof Coatings: Cellulose fibers are used for rheology control, to prevent slump, and add green strength. Common use level: 1-5%.

General Coatings: Cellulose fibers provide viscosity and flow control, add texture for appearance, and provide green strength improvements. Common use level: 1-15%.

Plaster Compounds: Cellulose fibers are used for texture, thickening, green strength, and improved trowling. Common use level: 1-15%.

Refractory Coatings: Cellulose fibers provide thixotropy, sag control, and green strength. Common use level: 1-5%.

Sealants: Cellulose fibers act as oil absorbers in asphalt/rubber sealants and minimize component migration during storage and application. Common use level: 2-5%.

Stone Mastic Asphalt (SMA): Cellulose fibers are added to a mastic of bitumen and filler to provide adequate stability of the bitumen and prevent drainage of the binder during transport. Common use level: <1-2%.


Other Uses

Central Fiber’s cellulose fiber has proved very cost-effective in a wide range of industrial applications:

  • Thickening in many fluids
  • Flow control
  • Suspension of solids
  • Sag control
  • Fireproofing
  • Stabilization and reinforcement
  • Oil absorption
  • Sound dampening
  • Insulation

Product Information Resources

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