Basalt Fiber Reinforced Polymer Rebar (BFRP Rebar) is an outstanding product for concrete reinforcement that holds good promise for the construction industry.
Steel is susceptible to corrosion because it contains carbon atoms. The positively charged electrons attract the oxygen molecules in the air. In the presence of oxygen, steel becomes oxidized and rust. Basalt Fiber Reinforced Polymer Rebar is produced from basalt fibers, the fibers are twisted, wound and treated with a polymer to produce the reinforcement rebar. The surface is then profiled and sanded to produce a better adhesion in concrete.
1- Corrosion resistance is a good reason to consider using BFRP Rebar. It has higher resistance to moisture, chemicals, and heat than steel fibers. Basalt is resistant to corrosive environments, and has much better temperature tolerance, better resistance to acid and alkali damage, and does not absorb water through the core of the fiber as glass fibers do, however, steel corrodes like other materials. Therefore more concrete layers are needed to keep the steel reinforcement safe. In case of basalt rebar concrete, this covering layer is reduced by 25-30% ,this results in saving concrete and allows a lightweight construction.
2- BFRP Rebar weight is another reason to consider this product. It weighs 4.5 times less than steel rebar.
3- Made from volcanic rock,BFRP Rebar is tougher and stronger than steel with a higher tensile strength. This rebar is much stronger for the same diameter, and a fraction of the weight for the same strength.
4- BFRP Rebar makes the construction process much faster and cost effective.
Aside from adding strength, durability and reducing shrinkage, basalt fiber also extends the life-cycle of concrete infrastructures. Basalt rebar reinforcement is an alternative to steel for reinforcing concrete. Basalt Rebar improves the tensile strengths of the concrete. BFRP Rebar is an Eco-Friendly & sustainable product.
Basalt fiber is also known for its anti-corrosive properties, which makes it ideal for underwater projects. The Basalt Fiber Reinforced Polymer Rebar offers a variety of benefits that make it an ideal material for concrete structures and other civil engineering projects:
4- Ease of installation.
5- Energy efficiency.
6- Resistance to corrosion.
7- Environmental Friendly.
That’s why it’s recommended & accredited by the most reputable institutes in the industry such as the American Concrete Institute.