TUF-BAR has been developing and producing Fiberglass rebar since 1998. Learn more about our company and our products.
In 1995 the Canadian Government National Research Council (NRC) formed a research team (SIMTReC) to find a solution to the crumbling infrastructure of North America.
In 1998, BP Automation developed a threaded fibreglass rebar for mining applications.
In 2000, BP Composites was formed to supply the mining industry threaded fiberglass rebar rock bolts.
In 2007, NRC (SIMTReC) encouraged BP Composites to develop fiberglass rebar (TUF-BAR) for infrastructure applications.
1999, Developed and patented GFRP Threaded Rebar manufacturing system
1999, BP Composites (BPC) was incorporated to manufacture GFRP Rebar
2005, BPC developed non-threaded GFRP Rebar (TUF-BAR)
2008, Development of bend technology
2009, Chair Member of National Research Council SIMTReC
2009, BPC launched their 40 GPa GFRP Rebar
2012, BPC launched their 60 GPa GFRP Rebar
2013, BPC moved its operations into its new pilot plant facility
2016, BPC was renamed TUF-BAR Inc. after a rebranding marketing plan
2018, Development of large diameter Dowels
2019, Development of 60 GPA Bend technology
2020, Develop Headed Anchor Bar
(Straight & Bent Bars)
1. Cross-Sectional Area
2. Tensile Strength
3. Modulus of Elasticity
4. Ultimate Elongation
5. Bond Strength
6. Transverse Shear Strength
7. Cold Temperature Tensile Properties
8. Flexural Modulus and Strength
1. Fibre Content
2. Coefficient of Thermal Expansion
3. Longitudinal & Transverse
5. Void Content
6. Water Absorption
7. Cure Ratio
8. Glass Transition Temperature
1. Alkali Resistance in High pH Solution (60C 3 months 14 pH) With Load or Without Load
2. Creep – Test Creep at 10,000 Hr
3. Creep Rupture Strength – Extrapolate Creep failure to 1 million Hr, Must hold >35% UTS @ 1 million Hr
Fire Rating Building Code
1 Hour Bridges
2 Hours Parking Garage
TUF-BAR Rebar lasted over 3 Hours during both tests for 40 mm concrete cover & 60 mm concrete cover. The fire test was done on full-size bridge deck slabs 228 mm thick. Hydraulic jacks were used to exert 50% of the ultimately allowed load on the decks during the fire test.
Rebar Sizes #3-#12, 10 mm-38 mm
Coiled #8 bar 1000 meters continuous length
Helical Coils for Piles
Bent Bars, 50 GPA, 60 GPA
complex shapes, stirrups, cages
Lifting Anchors for Precast
Fence Barrier Panel
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