Construction markets that follow current technology are in the process of expanding the specification of GFRP Concrete Reinforcement usage in all construction projects that have a corrosion reaction with concrete and Steel rebar. However, the demand is growing at a greater rate than the current output of Concrete Reinforcement Bar Manufacturers, as was proven on the Miami Metro-Rail project in Florida, USA.
We are committed to ‘Providing Last-Mile Solutions’ to counter this gap in production capability.
A combined effort of a GFRP Composite expert, along with Global Business Development/Marketing experience, created this opportunity, to promote the GBar® brand recognizing the GBar®, GBolt® and GMat® products. This strategic cooperation foundation will catapult KBS. into the global market to meet the growing demand of GFRP Concrete Reinforcement.
KBS, is a veteran-owned small business since 2008. KBS’ is dedicated to research and development, expanding manufacturing of Concrete Reinforcement Bars strategically to the market, supply and promoting the increased use of GBar Reinforcement Bars (GFRP) Bars, Dowels, Rods, Mats and Bolts. Our product line was the first to successfully develop the “full-thread” GFRP Rockbolt, GBolt® and GFRP Reinforcement Bars, GBar®. Both productions are widely used in the fields of GFRP Concrete reinforcement infrastructure construction, Tunnel support and Coal Mine bracing. Its production has received the highest level of honor and reputation from its customers.
KBS’ GBar®, GBolt® & GMat® brands are renowned for environment friendly products with guidelines to meet the increasing global demand. KBS is committed to continue to stimulate the delivery of State-of-the-Art production processes, Consistently High Quality and Best Priced products.
In addition to the product attributes, GBar-GBolt, GFRP reinforcement, has special characteristics that are especially attractive for the Military (DOD), Army Corps of Engineers (ACE), the Department of Transportation (DOT) and Private Construction applications.
Concrete Reinforcement Bars
Reinforced concrete is an essential building component in general construction. The corrosion of the steel reinforcement is the major factor in affecting its serviceability. The durability of the reinforced concrete is contingent on the reinforcement and will vary from 25 years for black steel to 75 years for stainless steel.
GBar ® advanced Pultrusion Manufacturing Process of GFRP reinforcement provides solutions to meet these challenges. GBar ® concrete reinforcing bars do not corrode. Durability testing show GFRP has a life cycle in access of 100+ years.
The Canadian Research Network, “Intelligent Sensing for Innovative Structures” has revolutionized the design of bridges and structures through the use of new materials and design concepts. After 14 years of research and field demonstration projects, they have created:
• Unique design manuals and codes for bridge design
• Education modules
• Durability testing and monographs
• Guidelines for certification of FRP products
• Life cycle engineering and costing models
Researchers conclude 100+ Year Life Expectancy for GFRP Reinforced Structures:
1. No Degradation in GFRP Reinforcement
2. Excellent Bonding
3. No De-bonding
4. No Micro-cracking
5. No Voids
6. No Resin Micro-cracking
7. No Glass Fiber Degradation
8. No Significant, De-lamination, De-bonding
9. No Glass Transition
10. No Sign of Chemical Degradation of the Resin
11. No Chemical Degradation (Hydrolysis)
12. GFRP 70% cost savings over 100 years
13. Research Teams Recommend: That GFRP Concrete Reinforcement Bars be allowed as the Primary Reinforcement
Process used by Concrete Reinforcement Bars Manufacturers
Pultrusion is a manufacturing method used to make strong, lightweight composite materials for concrete reinforcement. During the pultrusion process, material is pulled through forming machinery using either a hand-over-hand method or a continuous-roller method (as opposed to extrusion, where the material is pushed through dies). In GFRP pultrusion, fibers (the glass material) are pulled from spools through a device that coats them with a polymer resin. They are then heat-treated and cut to length. GFRP reinforcement bars produced this way can be made in a variety of diameters, shapes and tensile strengths.
GBar GFRP Concrete Reinforcement
• Bridge Decks
• Barrier Walls
• Road, Parkades
• Concrete Slabs
• Power Generation & MRI
• Tunneling Reinforcement
• Temporary Reinforcement
• Dams, Sea Walls
• Marine Applications
GBolt Rock Bolts
• Hard Rock mining
• Ground stabilization
• Salt Mines
• Temporary ground support
• Permanent Ground Support
• Specialty Applications
• No Rust Stains
• Non Concrete Spalling
• No Corrosion
• No Patching
• 1/4 weight of Steel
• Non magnetic
• 1-4 Ton Load Capacity
• (5:1 Safety Factor)
• Cuts off flush in 5 seconds
• Perfect for painting
• Reduce concrete Cover