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 rebar & here is why?
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
MST-BAR® & MFX-BAR® GFRP rebar, composite rebar, fiberglass 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 ,MST-BAR® & MFX-BAR® can be used to take away the corrosion problem and all the costs associated with corrosion and maintenance.
The initial cost of using MST-BAR® & MFX-BAR® at 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 rquire any major maintenance for next 100 years.
MODULUS OF ELASTICITY
We worked for more than half a decade to develop an optimum product to have superior properties & overcome the limitation of available GFRP rebar in the market, with the collaboration of University of Sherbrooke & University of Concordia in Canada, MST-BAR® & MFX-BAR® are tested and proven to be the best GFRP rebar in the market. The designed MST-BAR® deliver extremely high bond strength with concrete (x3 of the one with the steel) while providing the highest stiffness in a material.
By having knowledge of composite industry and concrete reinforced structure, we deliver the right product to the customer.