Queensland’s Beyond Materials group has begun the manufacture of Fibreglass GFRP and Basalt BFRP concrete reinforcement bars on their new, first for Australia manufacturing line.
The company completed the first production line at its Yatala, Queensland facility in early 2021 after the development of its Black Bar Fibre-reinforced-polymer (FRP) rebars.
According to managing director Dmitry Yatsenko the company’s combination of advanced manufacturing technology and innovative recycled glass coating would future-proof Australian infrastructure.
Yatsenko said: “In Australia, the cost of corrosion-related maintenance of infrastructure is currently estimated at $8 billion.
“As a result, design engineers and infrastructure owners are actively looking for new, cost-effective and sustainable material systems.
“FRP polymer composites reinforcing bars are a relatively recent solution receiving global attention in the construction industry as a cost-effective alternative to conventional steel reinforcing materials.”
Yatsenko said the FRP rebar displayed high corrosion resistance, and have been used in many parts of the world as internal reinforcement in concrete structures exposed to aggressive environments.
“Locally manufactured FRP rebar will not only offer high quality of reinforcement but also will be a price competitive to cost of steel reo.”
Beyond Materials Group is now building additional manufacturing units to increase production capacity up to 15,000 lm of FRP rebar per day.
The company is a specialist in basalt and fibreglass FRP reinforcement products including rebar, reinforcing mesh, bent bars and fibre.
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