High-quality corrosion resistant concrete reinforcement

FRP (Fiberglass Reinforced Polymer) is a composite material made of a polymer matrix reinforced with fibers. The fibers are usually glass (in fiberglass), basalt, carbon, or aramid. The polymer is usually an epoxy, vinyl ester, or polyester thermosetting plastic.

FRP bar has been developed as a non-corrosive alternative to steel for concrete reinforcement. FRP bar is suitable for any structural or architectural application where a material that is corrosion resistant, lightweight, or non-conductive is required.

FRP bar is the ideal solution for concrete reinforced projects, such as bridges, barrier walls, decks, diaphragm walls (soft eye), tunnel segments, garages, pavements, Wharfs, sea walls, wave breakers retaining walls and fence systems.


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    Comparison SnapshotBFRPSteelGFRPStainless Steel
    Carbon FootprintLowBadLowBad
    Saltwater DeteriorationNo1 DayNo2-5 years
    Easy to TransportBar or CoilHeavy, Long & BendsBar or CoilHeavy, Long & Bends
    Designation of barsNominal cross-sectional area
    Guaranteed tensile strengthTensile Modulus of elasticityTransverse shear strength
    (CSA S807 Table 1)
    (CSA S807 Table 1)
    (ASTM D7205)(ASTM D7205)(ASTM D7617)
    Designated Diameter in mmmm2
    MPa GPakN
    • Tensile properties were calculated using nominal cross-sectional areas.
    • The designers should contact the bar manufacturer for the latest updates of this technical data sheet
    Production43% less CO2 EmissionsHigh CO2 Emissions
    TransportFewer construction freightHigh construction freight
    Service LifeLong (resistance to corrosion)Short due to corrosion
    Cost and Performance comparisonSFT-GFRP rebarBlack steel rebarEpoxy coated rebar (ECR)Galvanized steel rebarStainless steel rebar
    Cost comparison
    Life Cycle AdvantageLonger +++++ Short Longer+Longer++Longer++
    Initial cost of materialGrade I – comparable to black steel rebar
    Grade II – Comparable to Epoxy coated rebar
    NoneHighHighHigher ++
    Transport savingsYes No No No No
    Concrete cover savings Possible No Possible PossiblePossible
    Labor & Injury Savings during installation Yes No No No No
    Corrosion Resistance
    Corrosion risk profile NoVery HighYesPossible Low
    Contact corrosion/ Corrosion at bendsNo Yes SusceptibleSusceptibleSusceptible
    Cathodic protection neededNo Yes Limited to coatingSusceptibleSusceptible
    Acid rain, Acid soils, marshesNo Yes Limited to coatingSusceptibleSusceptible
    Rust Expansion/Rust stainingNo Yes Limited to coatingSusceptibleSusceptible
    Alkali in concreteNo Yes Limited to coatingSusceptibleSusceptible
    Chloride, Sulphide stress corrosionNo Yes Limited to coatingSusceptibleSusceptible
    Mechanical Advantages
    Thermal InsulatorYesPoorPoorPoorPoor
    Electrical Insulator/ Non-MagneticYesPoorPoorPoorPoor
    Long term bond concreteExcellentPoorGoodPoorGood
    Tensile PropertiesExcellentOkayGoodGoodExcellent


    FRP Straight Rebar

    Materials: GFRP/BFRP
    Diameter: 4mm-40mm
    Length: Customized

    FRP Closed Ties

    Materials: GFRP/BFRP
    Diameter: 6mm-36mm
    Length: Customized

    FRP “V or U” Shape

    Materials: GFRP/BFRP
    Diameter: 6mm-36mm
    Length: Customized

    FRP Spirals (circle)

    Materials: GFRP/BFRP
    Diameter: 4mm-36mm
    Length: Customized

    FRP “Echelon” Shape

    Materials: GFRP/BFRP
    Diameter: 6mm-36mm
    Length: Customized

    FRP Hollow Rebar

    Materials: GFRP/BFRP
    Diameter: 14mm-40mm
    Length: Customized