The use of reinforced concrete is essential in the construction of buildings and structures. However, the reinforcement in steel bars as you surely already know them can cause problems, both in logistics and in corrosion resistance. There are now reinforcement bars made of composite. This type of composite reinforcement bars are made from fiberglass and they are very resistant in traction. These bars are made from vinyl ester resin to resist corrosion. The fibers provide the stiffness properties to the bars while the vinyl ester resin provides the corrosion resistance property for extreme use in chemical or alkaline environments. Several advantages are confirmed for this type of product.
- 4 times lighter than steel
- 3 times stronger than steel
- Durable / Corrosion resistant
- Permeable to radio / cellular waves