GeoTree Solutions to distribute Owens Corning CFRP rebar
GeoTree Solutions is now a licensed distributor of Owens Corning’s Aslan 200 carbon fiber polymer reinforcement bars.
Aslan 200 carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) bars strengthen bridges and other concrete constructions. Photo Credit: Geotree Solutions
GeoTree Solutions (Houston, Tex., U.S.), a division of ClockSpring|NRI for high-performance infrastructure solutions, reported in May that it has signed an agreement with FRP concrete reinforcement and strengthening company Owens Corning Infrastructure Solutions LLC (Seward, Neb., U.S.)
Owens Corning says these bars have a tensile strength greater than steel, are one-fifth the weight of steel rebar and are impervious to chloride ion and chemical attack. GeoTree president John Hepfinger says the bars are excellent for reinforcing the structure of concrete buildings, and “are well suited to GeoTree’s RenewWrap structural strengthening portfolio of engineered carbon and glass fabric-based, epoxy and urethane-saturated composite reinforcement systems.”
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