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GFRP rebar
THE CORROSION SOLUTION
Composite rebar, glass fiber reinforced polymer (GFRP) reinforcement bar is the solution to corrosion of reinforced concrete structure. Fiberglass rebar  is an excellent replacement for conventional types of steel rebars.

WHY GFRP REBAR & NOT STEEL?

GFRP rebar, composite rebar, fibreglass rebar is very suitable to use in the applications where steel rebar is limited to its properties. Where corrosion is a problem such as in a humid, coastal & cold countries, GFRP rebar can be used to take away the corrosion problem and all the costs associated with corrosion and maintenance.

GFRP is a proven solution to an economical way of reinforcing the concrete structure. With a life span of more than 100 years,  GFRP is more durable & much longer lasting solution over galvanized, epoxy coated and stainless steel. 
 
The initial cost of using GFRP rebar at an early stage of the project may not increase the cost of the project if a proper design and factors are to be considered. Using GFRP rebar may reduce the cost of the project up to 5% & the structure does not require any major maintenance for next 100 years. 

GFRP rebar solves the limitation of steel bar by:
  • Light weight ( x4 lighter) 
  • Milder stiffness compare to steel (allows structures to be less rigid)
  • Thermal and electrical isolated 
  • 100% corrosion resistance to alkalis and acidic environment
  • Zero maintenance for 100 years  

Limitation with Steel rebar: 
  • Heavy (Increase logistic cost as well as adding more weight to the structure which
        affects the natural frequency of concrete structure)  
  • Corrosive (Even Stainless-Steel rust while it is 2 to 4 times more expensive than GFRP)
  • Very high stiffness (Structure becomes very stiff & rigid) 
  • Very limited fatigue resistance (Cyclic loading) 
  • High thermal & electrical conductivity 
  • Very high maintenance fee for Black-steel, Galvanized & Epoxy-coated rebar more?!!!



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 THE PROBLEM - CORROSION

 Corrosion on bridge barrier walls​​

APPLICATIONS

GFRP for tunnels
GFRP for bridges
GFRP for STP, ETP

TUNNELS

ETP / STP

GFRP for dams
GFRP for parking areas

DAMS

BRIDGES

PARKING GARAGE