Bridge Construction Composite Rebar for Bridges & Transportation

Composite rebar represents a compelling alternative to steel reinforcements with advantages including corrosion-resistance, improved durability, lightweighting, enhanced ease-of-installation, greater tensile strength and long service life.

Bridge Elements

Impervious to Corrosion
Greater Tensile Strengths than Steel
Magnetically Transparent
Electrically Non-conductive
Bridge Decks

Bridge Decks

Corrosion of steel is one of the main causes of failure of concrete structures, caused by concreate exposure to de-icing chlorides. Light weight composite rebar is impervious to corrosion, and a proven successful alternative that can be utilized for structures requiring additional strengthening and long service life.

GFRP Rebars/Bars (Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer)

Aslan™ 100 GFRP Rebar

Aslan™ 100 GFRP bar is made using a vinyl ester resin matrix with E-CR glass fibers. With 1/4 the weight of steel rebar, Aslan(TM) 100 bars exceed the requirements of ASTM D7957 Standard specifications for solid round glass fiber reinforced polymer bars for concrete reinforcing.

Bridge Railing

Bridge Railings

Light-weight composite rebar can be utilized for bridge railings or traffic barrier systems to prevent corrosion from concreate exposed to de-icing chlorides and improve their design – matching different site needs.

GFRP Rebars/Bars (Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer)

Aslan™ 100 GFRP Rebar

Aslan™ 100 GFRP bar is made using a vinyl ester resin matrix with E-CR glass fibers. With 1/4 the weight of steel rebar, Aslan(TM) 100 bars exceed the requirements of ASTM D7957 Standard specifications for solid round glass fiber reinforced polymer bars for concrete reinforcing.

Approach Slabs

Approach Slabs

Bridge approach slabs are part of concrete applications exposed to de-icing chlorides. Light-weight composite rebar can be utilized for structures requiring additional strengthening, following severe failure in flexure and levels of deterioration.

GFRP Rebars/Bars (Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer)

Aslan™ 100 GFRP Rebar

Aslan™ 100 GFRP bar is made using a vinyl ester resin matrix with E-CR glass fibers. With 1/4 the weight of steel rebar, Aslan(TM) 100 bars exceed the requirements of ASTM D7957 Standard specifications for solid round glass fiber reinforced polymer bars for concrete reinforcing.

Median Barriers

Median Barriers

Light-weight composite rebar can be utilized for median barriers to prevent corrosion from concreate exposed to de-icing chlorides, improved strengthening and different shape options for bridge traffic.

GFRP Rebars/Bars (Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer)

Aslan™ 100 GFRP Rebar

Aslan™ 100 GFRP bar is made using a vinyl ester resin matrix with E-CR glass fibers. With 1/4 the weight of steel rebar, Aslan(TM) 100 bars exceed the requirements of ASTM D7957 Standard specifications for solid round glass fiber reinforced polymer bars for concrete reinforcing.

Structural Strengthening

Impervious to Corrosion
Very high Strength & Stiffness Performance
Very Light Weight
Efficient Installation
Structural Strengthening

Structural Strengthening

Structures that become deficient due to a structural flaw, deterioration or change in use can often be brought to a useful capacity using Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) materials. Due to their high-strength/stiffness and anti-corrosiveness, CFRP materials can be used for repair and structural strengthening for “event" loading of masonry, restoration of cracked masonry, pre-stressed concrete bearing piles, reinforced concrete sheet piles, gravity walls and historic preservation.

CFRP Bars, Tapes , Laminates (Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer)

Aslan™ 200 CFRP Bar

With 1/5 the weight of steel rebar, Aslan™ 200 CFRP bars are typically used to strengthen existing structural concrete members in flexure and shear. They are often added to the concrete cover of an existing structure using a technique called “Near Surface Mount”or NSM strengthening.

CFRP Bars, Tapes , Laminates (Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer)

Aslan™ 250 Tendon / "Active Removable" Earth Anchor

Aslan™ 250 series tendon is a proprietary steel anchorage that can be affixed to an Aslan™ 200 Carbon or CFRP bar, which develops the full tensile capacity of the bar. It is considered an “active removable” earth anchor or pre-stressed system.

CFRP Bars, Tapes , Laminates (Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer)

Aslan™ 400 CFRP "Laminates"

Aslan™ 400 CFRP laminates are used to structurally strengthen existing concrete or masonry members in flexure and shear. They are pre-cured rectangular plates with a surface texture on one face, which helps improve bond with the structural adhesives.

CFRP Bars, Tapes , Laminates (Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer)

Aslan™ 500 CFRP Tape

Aslan™ 500 CFRP tapes are used to structurally strengthen existing concrete or masonry members in flexure and shear. They are pre-cured rectangular bars (not plates) with a surface texture on each wide face helping bond with the structural adhesives. They are added to the structure concrete cover through “Near Surface Mount” or NSM strengthening technique.

Concrete under High Voltages

Impervious to Corrosion
Electrically Non-conductive
Concrete Under High Voltages

Concrete under High Voltages

Composite rebar acts as an electrical isolator and avoids stray and leakage currents in concrete exposed to high voltage and electromagnetic fields. This includes areas like: light & heavy rail, hospital MRI areas, high voltage substations, cable ducts & banks, aluminum smelters & steel mills, radio frequency sensitive areas and high speed highway tolling zones.

GFRP Rebars/Bars (Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer)

Aslan™ 100 GFRP Rebar

Aslan™ 100 GFRP bar is made using a vinyl ester resin matrix with E-CR glass fibers. With 1/4 the weight of steel rebar, Aslan(TM) 100 bars exceed the requirements of ASTM D7957 Standard specifications for solid round glass fiber reinforced polymer bars for concrete reinforcing.

Paving, Road/Highway

Impervious to Corrosion
Magnetically Transparent
Close to Concrete Stiffness
Easy Field Handling & Placement
Paving Road/Highways

Paving, Road/Highway

Composite reinforced concrete pavements are designed and constructed to provide durable and comfortable driving surfaces. Ideal for heavy-traffic highways and heavy load pavements like: salt storage facilities, continuously reinforced concrete paving, precast elements such as manhole covers, culverts, rail plinths and grade crossings.

GFRP Rebars/Bars (Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer)

Aslan™ 100 GFRP Rebar

Aslan™ 100 GFRP bar is made using a vinyl ester resin matrix with E-CR glass fibers. With 1/4 the weight of steel rebar, Aslan(TM) 100 bars exceed the requirements of ASTM D7957 Standard specifications for solid round glass fiber reinforced polymer bars for concrete reinforcing.

GFRP Dowel Bars (Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer)

Aslan™ 600 GFRP Dowel Bar

Aslan™ 600 GFRP dowel bars are used as a “Load Transfer” device between joints in concrete slabs. With 1/4 the weight of traditional steel dowels, they provide a mechanical connection between slabs but allow for horizontal contraction and expansion of the slab itself. Tie Bars and Dowel Baskets can be used in some cases for installation of dowel bars.

How to Design with GFRP

American Concrete Institute

Product List & Guides

To learn more about how you can use composite rebar – see below for a comprehensive list of Owens Corning composite rebar products and links to country specific design guidelines.

Owens Corning Advanced Composites' Role in Infrastructure

Owens Corning Infrastructure Solutions, a leader in glass science, now offers a range of composite rebar. These products enhance the performance of concrete structures, while being stronger, lighter-weight and anti-corrosive – compared to conventional steel reinforcements.

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