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FAQs

How to cut TuFF-REBAR?

open the packaging completely, DO NOT force TuFF-REBAR out of its packaging. If released without controls, the elastic energy will cause TuFF-REBAR to snap back quickly to its original shape, which may result in injury. Bending of TuFF-REBAR  is not possible as it is a thermoset material. On-site cutting is permitted by using CARBIDE OR DIAMOND-coated blades.

How to install TuFF-REBAR?
 

The laying of TuFF-REBAR  is done in the same way as for steel rebar. The super-light material makes it easy to use on-site for laborers, thus increasing their efficiency. It is possible to tie the rebars with plastic clips, and not just a tie wire.

How does TuFF-REBAR work during an earthquake?
 

Due to higher fatigue properties, GFRP rebars have higher resistance to cyclical Loads of high intensity, which makes TuFF-REBAR workable during earthquakes.

Is it possible to use composite reinforcement for pile reinforcement?

Yes, moreover, the corrosion resistance of composite piles is substantially higher than that of steel reinforced concrete piles.

Which is the behavior of GFRP bars during fire?
 

Material is considered to be fire resistant as it doesn’t burn directly and studies show that structures are sustainable during a fire.

Why Should I use TuFF-REBAR?

One of the largest contributors to our failing infrastructure is corrosion of reinforcement in concrete. This results in shortened lifespans for concrete, higher repair costs, and can present safety issues.

TuFF-REBAR is a completely non-metallic material that removes rust from the equation. With nothing to corrode, TuFF-REBAR offers a longer lasting solution that is price competitive with steel. It is also electro and magnetically inert, making it ideal for sensitive areas.

What are FRP and GFRP?

Fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) is a composite material made of a polymer matrix reinforced with fibers.  FRP stands for Fibre Reinforced Polymer which includes basalt (BFRP), carbon (CFRP), and Glass Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (GFRP). Fiber-reinforced plastic is useful in terms of corrosion protection because it helps in preventing corrosion due to force application and deformation such as stress corrosion cracking. The fibers are usually glass (in fiberglass also known as GFRP), carbon (in the carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer), aramid, or basalt. The polymer is usually epoxy, vinyl ester, or polyester thermosetting plastic. 

It is commonly used in industries such as aerospace, construction, and marine to build structures that require added resistance to force in order to prevent deformation.

What are the sizes available for TuFF-REBAR?

We manufacture and supply  TuFF-REBAR of diameters 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 16, 20, and 25mm.

How do you transport TuFF-REBAR?
 

We transport diameters up to 12mm in coils of 100-200m. Beyond 12mm diameter TuFF-REBAR, we transport lengths according to the container size of the vehicle, usually 6m long bars.

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