fiberglass rebar or Fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) rebar is used in many construction applications throughout the world. In fact the global FRP rebar market is expected to grow from USD 186 million in 2021 to USD 344 million by 2026, at a CAGR of 13.0% during the forecast period.
One of the major applications that fiberglass rebar is commonly used in is for its use in the public transportation sector. There are various structures within this industry that require the use of rebar when constructing.
Fiberglass Rebar in Subways and Rail systems
When building a subway or LRT system the use of rebar is used in retaining walls and for the ground concrete structure of the system. Down time and construction of a subway system can be costly and require the system to be down for long periods of time. In order to reduce the potential of corrosion and damage the use of fiberglass rebar will allow an underground to last for 100+ years. When it comes to self driving systems, Electric trains, in particular, require there to be little to no magnetic or conductive reinforcement materials used and our rebar products are 100% non-conductive and non-magnetic.
Fiberglass Rebar in Bus Stops
The surface of the roadway at bus stops are sometimes built with fiberglass concrete slabs. The bus stops built with epoxy coated and untreated steel rebar can expect to corrode in as little as 10 – 15 years and major restoration work will be required as time goes on. Concrete slabs reinforced with TUF-BAR Fiberglass Rebar will be able to stay in good shape even after 100 years. For more information on fiberglass rebar contact us today.