What is Glass Fiber Reinforced Bar

As constructional material, steel has been a huge success story ever since the industrial revolution. However, steel also has its disadvantages, such as its low resistance to corrosion and the resulting limited lifetime, which has lead engineers to look for alternative solutions.

Fiber composites are a good alternative which have been successfully used since the 1980's in various industries (e.g. automotive, aircraft ships and construction). One of the most prominent among composites is glass fiber reinforced plastics (GFRP). With its desirable physical properties and major advantages over steel, GFRP is destined to be used in many applications in modern construction industry and remedy a magnitude of previously unsolvable problems. One of its most interesting applications is its use as concrete reinforcement. After extensive development and certified testing

Properties of GFRP Rebar

The product properties of GFRP Rebar are proven to offer clear advantages in economy quality and technology of construction. The product is easy to handle and has numerous applications in the most demanding applications. It is characterized by a high tensile strength and strong resistance to corrosion, chemicals and chlorides. It is highly suitable for applications that are sensitive to electric or magnetic fields or require thermal conductivity. GFRP Rebar allows for the possibility of reduced concrete cover and extending the life of the construction element considerably. Therefore a new standard of sustainability is achieved. GFRP Rebar of GFRP Technologies creates a reinforcement technology, which combines modern construction with a clear economic value. corrosion resistant high tensile strength resistant to Chemicals chloride resistant electrically insulated thermally insulated non-magnetic lightweight easily workable economical.

 

GFRP Rebar in comparison to reinforcing steel

Advantages of using GFRP Rebar

GFRP Rebar is corrosion resistant, thereby the amount of concrete cover can be reduced to a minimum. cost-efficient, 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. resistant, being resistant to corrosive
environments significantly extends the overall lifespan. sustainable, because fewer materials are
required, the lifespan of structures are extended with less environmental impact. corrosion resistant, thereby no rusting occurs as a result of carbonation of the concrete. corrosion-free, which extends the intervals between renovations and minimizes maintenance costs. not a conductor, therefore the rebar does not conduct any electrical current and is transparent to magnetic fields and radio waves. non-magnetic, thereby no currents can be induced. insulated, against electric and magnetic currents and therefore will not affect high voltage appliances used in structures.

  • • 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

 

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Manufacture of glass fiber reinforced polymer(composite reinforcing rod) in Pakistan also supplier to Construction Industry and CPEC Projects.

Manufacture of glass fiber reinforced polymer(composite reinforcing rod) in Pakistan also supplier to Construction Industry and CPEC Projects.

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