Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) is a heavy-duty composite reinforcement bar that has proven to be a successful and economical alternative over traditional concrete reinforcement.
GFRP is a structural ribbed reinforcement bar manufactured from high strength and corrosion free glass fiber, impregnated and coated with an extremely durable polymer based epoxy resin.
GFRP is impervious to moisture and highly resistant to chemical acids and alkaline bases, making it ideal for engineering structures where weather and corrosion are major factors.
Its tensile strength is 3 times more than Steel and is 10 times lighter in comparison per meter, making it the perfect reinforcement choice.
Diameters range from 4 mm to 40 mm.
GFRP application fields
designed and tested for superior strength & economic reinforcement
American Concrete Institute (ACI) ACI Committee 440
U.S. compliance: ACI 440.5-08 (2008), ACI 440.6-08 (2008), ACI 440.1R-01 (2001),
ACI 440.1R-06 (2006), ACI 440.4R-04 (2004), ACI 301-05 (2005), ACI 117-06 (2006)
AASHTO GFRP-1 (2009)
Canadian Standards Association (CSA)
CAN/CSA-S6-06 (2006), CAN/CSA-S806-02 (R2007), CAN/CSA-S807-10 (2010)
Intelligent Sensing for Innovative Structures- (Canada)
Manual No. 3 (Version 2) 2007, Manual No. 5
International Federation for Structural Concrete (fib Bulletin No. 40) 2007
Italian National Research Council CNR-DT 203/2006, CNR-DT 205/2007
Reinforced Concrete Exposed to De-Icing Chlorides
Bridge Decks & Railings • Median Barriers • Roads and Paving Slabs • Salt Storage Facilities • Precast Elements • Manhole Covers • Culverts • Railway Crossings • Parking Structures • Curbs • Retaining Walls • Foundations
Applications Subjected to Other Corrosive Agents
Waste Water Treatment plants • Architectural Concrete Elements • Historic Preservation • Petrochemical plants • Pulp/Paper mills • Cooling Towers • Nuclear Power and Dump plants • Chemical plants • Liquid Gas plants • Pipelines/tanks for fossil fuels
High Voltages & Electromagnetic Fields
Light & Heavy Rail Tracks • Hospital MRI Areas • High Voltage Substations • Cable Ducts & Banks • Aluminium Smelters & Steel Mills • Radio Frequency Sensitive Areas • Highway Tolling Zones
Structures Built in or Close to Sea Water
Sea Walls • Wharf, Quays and Dry Docks • Floating Structures • Piers • Jetties • Canals • Dams • Offshore Platforms • Aquariums • Roads and Buildings • Port Harbors • Coastal Construction exposed to Salt Fog • Barrier Walls • Desalinization Intakes
tensile strength 3 times more than a3 steel
10 x lighter than Steel, much easier to transport, handle and machine
concrete friendly, corrosion and rust free
avoids over-lap, less wastage and unnecessary expense
rapid installation time, reduced project costs
non-magnetic, non-conductive, transparent to radio frequencies
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