Fiberglass Rebar Environmentally Friendly Factors

Not only does fiberglass rebar provide long-lasting solutions it is an environmentally friendly product for building sustainable concrete structures. The Environmental Protection Agency defines sustainable manufacturing as “the creation of manufactured products through economically-sound processes that minimize negative environmental impact while conserving energy and natural resources.”

TUF-BAR Fiberglass Rebar is an environment-friendly product that aids in the achievement of several LEED® credits in both Canada and the United States. It is the most effective solution for building sustainable concrete structures. As global changes cause more severe weather, having a sustainable concrete solution that is corrosion resistant and requires less rehabilitation of the structure is imperative.

TUF-BAR is proud to be part of the Canada Green Building Network

The Canadian Green Building Network is a national organization that has been working since 2002 to advance green building and sustainable community development practices in Canada. The CaGBC advocates for green building policies with all levels of government and the private sector across Canada. TUF-BAR adheres to these policies in both their manufacturing and their building processes of fiberglass rebar and all composite products.

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Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) reinforcement bar is the solution to corrosion of reinforced concrete structure. Fiberglass Rebar is an excellent replacement for conventional types of steel rebar. Almost all types of steel rebar will eventually corrode and therefore require a type of coating such as zinc. Fiberglass rebar eliminates the possibility of corrosion in the structure and resists a broad range of pollutants experienced in urban environments.

TUF-BAR is seen as both a sustainable and environmental leader in the fiberglass industry in North America. There are many case studies that show the successful applications of our GFRP products. You can purchase fiberglass rebar in a variety of shapes and grades: bent bars, straight bars, columns, piling cages, spiral, rectangular, etc. Custom bars can be manufactured to meet your unique requirements. Contact us today for more information.