FRP rebar in marine or chemical environment projects

FRP rebar in marine or chemical environment projects

When it comes to long lasting concrete reinforced structures in marine chemical environment projects, it’s important to note that there are several challenges that can occur. Think of structures in the construction of wharfs, sea walls, wave breakers and water treatment plants. What are the challenges that can interfere with the success of such projects? First, we must consider the impact of chloride ions which can cause corrosion. Second, it’s crucial to assess the risk of water tension on the structure and determine its tensile strength. Finally, the last challenge consists of the handling of the materials while the structure…
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Why use FRP Rebar in Precast Tunnel Segments

Why use FRP Rebar in Precast Tunnel Segments

The precast tunnel segments are considered to be one of the most challenging projects in the field of structural engineering in terms of durability. It is important to consider several factors when evaluating the success of this kind of project including the aggressivity of soils, significant temperature fluctuations, as well as environmental obstacles (such as the collection of waste water that could impact the tunnel’s integrity). This is where the implementation of FRP rebar comes in as an innovative solution to these problems. Glass FRP (GFRP) reinforcing bars have recently gained wide acceptance as a viable construction material for sustainable…
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SFTec announces its new status as an associate member of the NPCA

SFTec announces its new status as an associate member of the NPCA

May 25th, 2020 SFTec is happy to announce its newest status as an associate member of the NPCA (National Precast Concrete Association), the fastest growing concrete-related association in the world. “It’s a great honor and we are happy to be a part of this movement. We believe this is a great opportunity for SFTec to further showcase its strength and educate the concrete community on alternative technologies” says Wenxue Chen, CEO of SFTec Inc. The SFTec team was looking for a more integrated community revolving around concrete and the NPCA was exactly what they were looking for. An association that…
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FRP Rebar or Steel Rebar for concrete walls and structures?

FRP Rebar or Steel Rebar for concrete walls and structures?

When exploring the different alternatives that can be used for a concrete foundation, it’s important to note the different pros and cons associated with each alternative. For the purpose of this article, the focus will be on the two main benefits FRP rebars offer compared to steel rebar when it comes to diaphragm walls and foundation pit retaining piles projects. Easier to cut FRP rebar’s cuttable nature makes it easy for complexe concrete structures to be manipulated in complexe concrete structures, like a tunnel. In fact, Tunnel Boring Machines (TBM), which are widely used in tunnel projects can be more…
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How FRP Rebar can better your pavements, multi-storey parking garages, roads and balconies

How FRP Rebar can better your pavements, multi-storey parking garages, roads and balconies

When it comes to your construction projects, there are several things to consider. First, it is important to determine what kind of project you are going to build. For the purpose of this article, we will focus on the structures that make up pavements, multi-storey parkings, garages, roads and balconies. One thing all these structures have in common is their long exposure to the outdoors, which brings us to the second criteria to look at when analyzing your project: how to ensure a long durability for the structure. The damages caused by the wrong material can be extremely hazardous and…
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Why use FRP Rebar instead of Steel for Bridges, Barrier Walls and Decks?

Why use FRP Rebar instead of Steel for Bridges, Barrier Walls and Decks?

SFTec prides itself in leading the market with the revolutionary innovation of FRP rebar (fiberglass reinforced polymer) which is a higher alternative to steel reinforcements used in concrete for construction. In addition, it is composed of recycled fibers! Non-Corrosive and Unsusceptible to Chemical spills As safety should always be the primary goal, fighting corrosion is the number one concern especially in structures such as bridges, barrier walls, and decks in order to prevent a collapse. Even though steel has been traditionally used in reinforcement of concrete, it has a highly dangerous shortcoming in that it is easily corroded, and corrosion…
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SFTec Inc. opens new office in Canada

SFTec Inc. opens new office in Canada

SFTec Inc. Canada is a professional entrepreneurial industry in the business of the composite rebar. They are devoted to revolutionizing the concrete and construction industry with the manufacturing of FRP Rebar that can be used in various applications such as concrete reinforced projects, bridges, barrier walls, decks, diaphragm walls, tunnel segments, and so much more.  The many benefits of using FRP Rebar in such applications are crucial for engineers and specialists looking to find a reliable, sustainable, and environmentally-friendly solution to concrete-based projects.  “We are extremely happy to expand our business on an international level” says Wenxue Chen Ph.D, M.Eng.,…
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