SF-Tec #3 G40 Poly Rebar
SF-Tec #3 Poly G40 Rebar is a horizontal use rebar. This SF-Tec #3 G40 rebar is Tea Green in Colour and is engineered for flatwork and is a non-structural bar that is coated with a polyester coating. It is made with a corrosion proof glass to help reinforce your concrete with a superior grade product.
It is rust proof and will help to eliminate spalling and corrosion cracks. This rebar will last for generations with an easy and quick installation. SF-Tec #3 G40 bar is lighter than steel rebar and will save in transportation and installation costs.. SF-Tec #3 Poly G40 Rebar should not be used in areas where standing water is prevalent. This rebar is stamped with it's rating.
For Conrete 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.
|Comparison Snapshot||BFRP||Steel||GFRP||Stainless Steel|
|Saltwater Deterioration||No||1 Day||No||2-5 years|
|Easy to Transport||Bar or Coil||Heavy, Long & Bends||Bar or Coil||Heavy, Long & Bends|
GFRP Rebar Properties
|Designation of bars||Nominal cross-sectional area
||Guaranteed tensile strength||Tensile Modulus of elasticity||Transverse shear strength|
|(CSA S807 Table 1)
||(CSA S807 Table 1)
||(ASTM D7205)||(ASTM D7205)||(ASTM D7617)|
|Designated Diameter in mm||mm2
- 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
Sustainability Comparison Table
|Production||43% less CO2 Emissions||High CO2 Emissions|
|Transport||Fewer construction freight||High construction freight|
|Service Life||Long (resistance to corrosion)||Short due to corrosion|
|Cost and Performance comparison||SFT-GFRP rebar||Black steel rebar||Epoxy coated rebar (ECR)||Galvanized steel rebar||Stainless steel rebar|
|Life Cycle Advantage||Longer +++++||Short||Longer+||Longer++||Longer++|
|Initial cost of material||Grade I – comparable to black steel rebar
Grade II – Comparable to Epoxy coated rebar
|Concrete cover savings||Possible||No||Possible||Possible||Possible|
|Labor & Injury Savings during installation||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|Corrosion risk profile||No||Very High||Yes||Possible||Low|
|Contact corrosion/ Corrosion at bends||No||Yes||Susceptible||Susceptible||Susceptible|
|Cathodic protection needed||No||Yes||Limited to coating||Susceptible||Susceptible|
|Acid rain, Acid soils, marshes||No||Yes||Limited to coating||Susceptible||Susceptible|
|Rust Expansion/Rust staining||No||Yes||Limited to coating||Susceptible||Susceptible|
|Alkali in concrete||No||Yes||Limited to coating||Susceptible||Susceptible|
|Chloride, Sulphide stress corrosion||No||Yes||Limited to coating||Susceptible||Susceptible|
|Electrical Insulator/ Non-Magnetic||Yes||Poor||Poor||Poor||Poor|
|Long term bond concrete||Excellent||Poor||Good||Poor||Good|
GFRP Comparison Table
|MST #3||SF-Tec #3 Poly||SF-TEC #3 G50|
|Coating||Vinyl Ester||Polyester||Vinyl Ester|
|Colour||Sea Blue||Tea Green||White Green|
|High Impact Resistance||Y||Y|
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