PINKBAR™ Fiberglas™ Rebar is a high quality, cost-effective reinforcement solution for flatwork
- Stronger than steel rebar in tensile
- Non-corrosive for longer service life of concrete
- Tested and certified to ASTM D7957
- Industry-leading Advantex® boron-free ECR fibers
- Epoxy resin for increased durability compared to other composite rebar
- Proprietary sand coating for superior bond strength to concrete
#3 PINKBAR™ FIBERGLAS™ REBAR REPLACES #4 STEEL REBAR IN FLATWORK
Compared to #4 steel rebar, #3 PINKBAR™ offers more strength and the same shrinkage crack mitigation you would expect at a fraction of the weight and lower cost.
|#3 PINKBAR™||#4 Grade 60 Black Steel|
|7X Lighter||Weight (lbs per 20 ft stick)||2.1||13.4|
|Stronger||Guaranteed Tensile Strength (ksi)^|
Guaranteed Ultimate Tensile Force (lbs)^^
|Haul 5x More||Number of bars per truckload||19,000||3,600|
|Rust Free||Durability||No rust – longer service life||Rust – less durable|
|2x Faster To Install||Time Savings*||20 bars per trip|
(Equates to 75% less trips and 50% less man hours
|5 Bars Per Trip|
|Less Cost||Installed Cost Savings*||33% Savings on average||Standard Cost|
refers to PINKBAR™, minimum yield strength in case of steel; ^^Guaranteed ultimate tensile force refers to PINKBAR™.
Yield load in case of steel rebar; * Time and Installed cost savings based on 50% labor savings and sample of current
pricing in Midwest states as of Feb.; 2020, subject to regional differences and price fluctuations
PINKBAR VS STEEL SAVINGS ESTIMATOR
Estimate how much rebar you’ll need and how much you could save with PINKBAR Fiberglas rebar on weight, trips from the truck to the jobsite, time, labor, and material with this handy estimator tool on the Owens Corning website.
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|COSTS LESS THAN BLACK STEEL||7X LIGHTER THAN STEEL||50% LABOR SAVINGS||STRONGER THAN STEEL|
|NOMINAL DIAMETER||NOMINAL AREA||F*FU GUARANTEED TENSILE STRENGTH||ULTIMATE TENSILE LOAD||EF TENSILE MODULUS OF ELASTICITY||ULTIMATE STRAIN|
Owens Corning reserves the right to make improvements in the product and/or process which may result in benefits or changes to some physical-mechanical characteristics. The data contained herein is considered representative of current production and is believed to be reliable and to represent the best available characterization of the product as of July 2011. Tensile tests per ASTM D7205.
PINKBAR™ Fiberglas™ Rebar for Flatwork is intended for slab on ground applications such as:
- parking slabs
- agricultural flats
- Continuous Reinforcement Concrete Paving (CRCP) for streets
PINKBAR™ Fiberglas™ Rebar is not intended for use as reinforcement for high load-bearing applications: bridges, parking garages, foundation and basement walls, balconies, or CRCP for heavy state highways – in these instances, please use OwensCorning® Fiberglas™ Rebar.
Handling & Placement
Following guidelines in ACI440.5-08 “Specification for Construction with FRP Bars.” In general, field handling and placement is the same as for epoxy or galvanized steel bars. Do NOT shear FRP bars. When field cutting of FRP bars is necessary, use a fine blade saw, grinder, carborundum or diamond blade. Sealing the ends of FRP bars is not necessary. Support chairs are required at two-thirds the spacing of steel rebar. Plastic coated tie wire is the preferred option for most projects.
Owens Corning Fiberglass Rebar for Flatwork is bundled together into standard bundle sizes containing 20ft lengths. Protective paper wrapping is also available upon request.
Material certifications are available for any production lot of Owens Corning Fiberglass Rebar, traceable by bar marks imprinted on the bar in intervals showing the bar diameter, stock order and production date. Owens Corning Fiberglass for Flatwork is distinguished by a blue helical wrap.
Fiberglass Rebar for Flatwork should remain covered and protected from UV exposure until ready for use and placement.