Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymers are a proven and successful alternative that have numerous advantages over traditional reinforcement methods, giving structures a longer service life. The GFRP rebar is a structural ribbed reinforcing bar made of high strength and corrosion resistant glass fibres that are impregnated and bound by an extremely durable polymeric epoxy resin.

This combination equals an engineered material system resulting in unique attributes that replace and supersede typical materials such as galvanized, epoxy coated and stainless steel rebar. Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymers are a proven and successful alternative that have numerous advantages over traditional reinforcement methods, giving structures a longer service life. The GFRP rebar is a structural ribbed reinforcing bar made of high strength and corrosion resistant glass fibres that are impregnated and bound by an extremely durable polymeric epoxy resin.

HIGH RELATIVE STRENGTH

GFRP rebar offers a tensile strength up to 3 times that of steel.

RESISTANT TO CHEMICALS

It will not damaged will remain in shape. It does not react to chemicals or the alkaline present in concrete.

ELECTRICALLY INSULATED

GFRP rebar does not contain any metal; it will not cause any interference in contact with strong magnetic fields or when operating sensitive electronic instruments

NON MAGNETIC

GFRP rebar does not contain any metal; it will not cause any interference in contact with strong magnetic fields or when operating sensitive electronic instruments .

EASILY WORKABLE

It is much easier to handle, and in most cases, only one truck load will be sufficient to supply the rebar even for an entire project.

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CORROSION RESISTANT

It will not rust, even in the harshest environments. It does not react to salt ions, chemicals or the alkaline present in concrete.

CHLORIDE RESISTANT

It will not damaged will remain in shape. It does not react to salt one.

THERMALLY INSULATED

GFRP is highly efficient to resisting heat transfer applications and does not create a thermal bridge within structures.

LIGHT WEIGHT

GFRP rebar is 9 times lighter in weight than the equivalent strength of Steel rebar.

ECONOMICAL

which in addition to less concrete reduces the overall construction costs. In many instances, using this material works out to be less expensive than steel.

ADVANTAGES FOR USING GFRP

  • • 80+ years of lifespan and corrosion resistance
  • • 9 x lighter in weight than the equivalent strength of Steel rebar
  • • 3 x tensile strength of steel
  • • Non-conductive to heat and electricity
  • • Non-magnetic (transparent to electrical fields)
  • • High Fatigue endurance and Impact Resistance
  • • Non-existent corrosion, rust free
  • • Transparent to radio frequencies
  • • Cost effective vs. epoxy coated, galvanized and stainless steel rebar
  • • Impervious to chloride ion, low pH chemical attack and bacteriological growth
  • • Reduced whole of life project costs
  • • Low carbon footprint
  • • Maintenance free
  • • Standard/custom lengths, shapes and bends
  • • Non Toxic
  • • Easily cut and machined
  • • Easy and Rapid Installation

Where should GFRP be used?

• Any concrete member susceptible to corrosion by chloride ions or chemicals
• Any concrete member requiring non-ferrous reinforcement due to Electro-magnetic considerations
• As an alternative to Epoxy, Galvanized or Stainless Steel rebars
• Where machinery will “consume” the reinforced member (i.e. Mining and tunneling)
• Applications requiring Thermal non-conductivity

APPLICATION

• Bridge Decks & Railings
• Median Barriers
• Approach Slabs
• Salt Storage Facilities
• Continuously Reinforced Concrete Paving
• Precast Elements -
• Manhole Covers, Culverts, Rail Grade
Crossings, Full Depth Deck Panels, etc.

Sea Walls, Wharfs, Quays & Dry Docks
• Coastal Construction exposed to Salt Fog
• Desalinization intakes
• Port Aprons

• Light & Heavy Rail 3rd Rail Isolation
• Hospital MRI Areas
• High Voltage Substations
• Cable Ducts & Banks
• Aluminum Smelters & Steel Mills
• Radio Frequency Sensitive Areas
• High Speed Highway Tolling Zones

• Waste Water Treatment
• Inadequate Concrete Cover
• Architectural Concrete Elements
• Historic Preservation

• Deep Foundation Tunnel Boring Machine “Soft-eye” Openings For Launch & Reception
• Sequential Excavation or NATM Tunneling
• Soil Nails & Earth Retention
• Rock Bolts & Cable Bolts

• Strengthening for “Event Loading” of Clay & Concrete Masonry
• Historic Preservation – Restoration and Pinning of Stone Elements

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