Mateenbar™ glass fiber-reinforced polymer (GFRP) rebar is designed for heavy load applications. It is used widely for bridges, highways as well as in highly corrosive environments including underwater structures, coastal environments and industrial sites. 

Mateenbar™ is ACI, ASTM and CSA Grade III compliant. Standard approval processes and procurement processes are the same as for traditional construction materials, making it easy for engineers to change from traditional rebar to GFRP rebar. 

Why use Mateenbar™?

The challenge for transport agencies and engineering consultants to gain the best design life cycle for a project has seen GFRP rebar prove itself as providing a competitive and sustainable advantage. Issues of corrosion are paramount, particularly in marine and coastal areas teamed with a warm environment. In  the USA and Canada, the practice of using deicing salts also presents high corrosion risk.

Using Mateenbar™ as an alternative reinforcement to steel eliminates the risk of corrosion and associated costs. As there is no concrete spalling, maintenance and corrosion protection measures are not required. Based on life cycle cost analysis, the use of Mateenbar™ provides competitive prices, zero maintenance, excellent durability, and long design life.

It has a high tensile strength (2x greater than steel), high modulus, and a range of physical and mechanical advantages, Mateenbar™ leads the world in durable rebar.

Applications

Corrosion Free

  • Coastal, marine and desert regions
  • Underwater structures
  • Building foundation
  • Marine pre-cast sea walls
  • Pipe sleepers
  • Bridge decks and approach slabs
  • Roads and infrastructure
  • Mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls

High Chemical Resistance

  • Industrial applications
  • Sewage treatment plants
  • Agricultural facilities
  • Industrial facilities

Thermal insulator

  • Energy efficient building
  • Refrigerated warehouses

Non-conductive/Non-magnetic

  • Hospitals
  • Airport compass calibration pads
  • Power plants and transformer sites
  • Aluminum smelters
  • Light Rail

Easy to cut

  • Tunnels (soft eyes)
  • Mining

Technical Data

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Design codes and standards

USA

ACI 440.1R: Guide for the design and Construction of Structural Concrete Reinforced with FRP Bars
AASHTO LRFD: Bridge Design Specifications for GFRP-Reinforced Concrete Bridge Decks and Traffic Railing

Europe

FIB Task Group 9.3 - Bulletin 40 - FRP Reinforcement in RC Structures

Saudi Arabia

ACI 440.1R

Canada

CAN/CSA S806: Design of Buildings with Fibre Reinforced Polymers
CAN/CSA S6: Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code

Bent bars and stirrups

Due to the nature of GFRP rebar, bends cannot be bent on-site. All bends are factory made and delivered to exact specifications. A variety of shapes, stirrups and bespoke bends can be produced. 

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