An end to corrosion with glass fibre rebarsby Rana Jimaa on May 14, 2011
Newly developed glass fibre reinforcing bars could mean an end to damaged steel often caused by the hot and humid climate in the region.
Corrosion is often a problem in reinforced concrete structures; however the glass fibre reinforcing bars made by German company Schoeck Bauteile GmbH,may mean the longer life span of concrete structures, in addition to lower maintenance costs which may be required as early as ten years after going into service.
The large fibre content and linear alignment of the fibres are achieved at the pultrusion stage, the manufacturing process that produces continuous lengths of reinforced polymer structural shapes. Helical ribs are also cut into the hardened bars to insure an optimal bond between the rebars and the surrounding concrete.
“We believe that this is an ideal solution to the woes of many developers, designers and engineers in this region and we are fully committed to serving this region to an international standard,” said Managing Director of Schoeck ME, Dipl. Ing. Christoph Spitz.
The fibre bars can also be installed in tunnelling projects, and in infrastructure projects such as rail ways due to its electromagnetic properties.
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