PRODUCTS | Fibre Rebar
Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymers are a proven and successful alternative that have numerous advantages over traditional reinforcement methods, giving structures a longer service life. The GFRP rebar is a structural ribbed reinforcing bar made of high strength and corrosion resistant glass fibres that are impregnated and bound by an extremely durable polymeric epoxy resin.
Early man was aware of the basic principle that a composite material is greater than the sum of its parts. For example clay and straw were found to be stronger than clay alone; straw being the fibrous reinforcement and clay being the matrix. The first use of glass fibre reinforced polyester composites was in the aircraft industry during the 1940s. This was followed some years later by the first non-military application in the marine sector, where FRP proved a complete innovation – revolutionizing the way boats were built.