Corrosion and deterioration of steel reinforced concrete creates a significant maintenance and replacement demand. The costs to mitigate or remediate structures due to rebar/concrete corrosion are high. Composite FRP rebar provides a non corrosive reinforcement to concrete that provides the necessary strength and reinforcement, significantly enhancing service life of the reinforced concrete. Composite rebar is 1/4 the weight of steel and has a tensile strength greater than steel. ACI standard 440 governs the testing, performance, preperation, placement and repair of FRP rebar.
FRP Rebar Council
The FRP Rebar Manufactuerer's Council educates users of FRP reinforcement (rebar, tendons & grids) in concrete and masonry applications. The council also promotes the growth of FRP rebar through development of quality procedures, industry specifications, performance standards, and field application guidelines. Visit the council website to learn more about FRP Rebar.
Pultrall Inc. manufacturers V-ROD® FRP composite reinforcement. V-ROD offers the benefits of long-term performance with a non-corrosive, non-conductive composite rebar. V-ROD shows superior life-cycle cost benefit over traditional reinforcing methods.
Aslan 100 series Fiberglass Rebaris used for new construction in corrosive environments and electromagnetic environments, tunneling, mining and GeoTech and masonry strengthening.