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Australia's Most Comprehensive Glass Fibre-Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) Bar Guide

Madewell Products is an Australian-owned supplier of premium, innovative products for the concrete construction industry. Our brands have been specially curated for their innovation at every stage of concrete construction. We specialise in GFRP (glass fiber reinforced polymer)

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The Need For GFRP Bars

Corrosion of steel reinforcement

Most concrete bridge infrastructure starts to deteriorate only after 30 years of service (Austroads, 2016).
GFRP bars eliminate corrosion which eventually causes failures in structures, representing a clear public health & safety hazard

Environment

Smaller carbon footprint than steel bars
Increased durability = longer design life of concrete structures
Expected life span of GFRP Rebar is more than 100 Years.

Economy

The use of GFRP bars in infrastructure can contribute to longer service life of public infrastructure
Repair or replacement costs associated with steel corrosion in Australia are estimated at AU$8 billion per year.

Future-Proofing Structures with GFRP: A Sustainable, Non-Corrosive Advantage

     

National Symposium On GFRP Bars

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Why Choose GFRP over Steel Reinforcement?

GFRP Rebar is an excellent replacement for conventional types of steel rebar.

Lightweight reinforcement
¼ the weight of steel – less labour, less freight, faster & safer on-site handling

Corrosion free reinforcement
perfect for highly corrosive environments (exposed to water, salt & humidity)

Higher Bond Strength
increasing the rebar spacing

High tensile strength
2x times greater than steel

Cuttable reinforcement
TBM tunnel development and soft-eyes

Non-conductive reinforcement
perfect solution for high voltage currents and magnetic fields.

Non-magnetic reinforcement
hospital & laboratory applications

Risk free alternative to epoxy coated steel, galvanised rebar and stainless steel – (no accelerated corrosion or anodal corrosion due to scratches during on-site handling)

Sustainable
low carbon footprint

Additional product information available on request.

Learn more about the differences of GFRP and steel reinforcement

47 & 60 GPa Durabar™ GFRP

Dextra is a leader of the composite industry for the past 25 years, manufacturing high quality FRP solutions supplied on large infrastructure projects. All Durabar™ GFRP rebars are produced in Dextra ISO-9001 and ISO-14001 certified factory, following the company stringent quality assurance policy.

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Data Sheets

Download Data Sheet - 47 GPa Durabar™ GFRP Polymer Rebar

Download Data Sheet - 60 GPa ASTEC Durabar™ GFRP Vinylester Rebar

46, 50 & 60 GPa V-ROD® GFRP

V-ROD® is the reinforcing solution of the future. Trust in this sustainable rebar is shown by its qualification and presence in the main construction codes, as well as its adoption in the standards of authorities of many Canadian provinces, American states, and metropolitan cities around the world.

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Data Sheets

Download Data Sheet - 46 GPa V-ROD® GFRP Rebar

Download Data Sheet - 50 GPa V-ROD® GFRP Vinylester Rebar

Download Data Sheet - 50 GPa V-ROD® GFRP Bent Vinylester Rebar

Download Data Sheet - 60 GPa V-ROD® GFRP Vinylester Rebar

Download Data Sheet - 60 GPa V-ROD® GFRP Basalt Rebar

 

V-ROD GFRP Bending Guideline

Download V-ROD® GFRP Rebar Bending Guidelines

VROD GFRP Technical Webinar Introduction

GFRP Design Codes

Since the mechanical properties of GFRP fiberglass rebar differ from those of steel, design engineers should consider the requirements and recommendations stated in published design and construction guides when using GFRP fiberglass rebar in structural applications.

List of all GFRP international design codes

Standards Australia -
Fibre-Reinforced Polymer Bars (DR AS 5204 2023)

This document sets out the criteria for the acceptable materials for the production, the minimum physical, mechanical, and durability properties of glass and basalt fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) bars used for internal and non-prestressed reinforcing concrete in the form of straight or bent bars.

Download A Copy Of The Standards Australia AS 5204:2023 Fibre-Reinforced Polymer Bars

GFRP Handling & Safety Instructions

GFRP composite rebars are highly durable, making them easy to handle and install. Incorrect handling could compromise safety and performance. Please observe the following guidelines for handling, safety and storage.

 

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GFRP Frequent Asked Questions (FAQs)

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