Product Specifications

Basalt FRP Rebar

Basalt FRP rebar represents non-metallic reinforcement rods of various actual lengths and outer diameter with dimensions from 4 to 32 mm. Basalt FRP rebar is produced by the method of pultrusion and epoxy resin. Due to unique performance properties, it is an efficient and cost effective alternative to steel reinforcement.

Our production method allows to compete in cost to steel rebar when taken into account equal strength replacement.

It is not proposed that basalt should replace steel in its entirety. Its application is for a specific use where there is a danger that normal steel bar may be compromised by close proximity of chemicals, acid and alkaline.

Most especially in maritime environments i.e. sea wall defences, transport infrastructure roads and bridges it will replace the necessity to utilise epoxy coated or galvanised rebar, neither options being absolutely fail safe, or stainless steel which is even more expensive than basalt rebar.

Basalt rebar is affording greater longevity in structures that incorporate it.
Main advantages:

  • 2 times stronger than steel
  • 5 times lighter than steel
  • Basalt rebar is naturally resistant to alkali, rust and acids.
  • Moisture penetration from concrete does not spall.
  • Needs no special coating like glass fibre rods.
  • Basalt rebar has the same thermal coefficient expansion as concrete.
  • Smaller rods allow for more critical spacing and designs.
  • Basalt rebar is easily cut to length with regular tools.
  • Basalt rebar does not conduct electricity or induce fields when exposed to RF energy, great for MRI or data buildings.
  • On average 60% less CO2 emission in final concrete structures due to production process, logistics and material optimization.
  • Overall project cost is less than with steel rebar.
  • Savings on logistics and installation.

Properties Value
Diameter 4-32 mm
Length, up to 12m (Ø to 8 mm –in coils 50-100 m)
Tensile strength 1,200-1,400 МPa
Elasticity modulus 50,000-55,000 МPa
Density 2 g/cm3
Heat conductivity factor < 0.46 W/(m°С)
Coefficient of extension 2.5 %
Electric conductivity dielectric
Corrosion and chemical resistance very high
Magnetic characteristic non-magnetized
Heat stability up to 300°C

All Basalt FRP rebars are manufactured in the UK (Leighton Buzzard) to meet the basic regulations of ISO 10406-1: 2008 “Fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) reinforcement of concrete - Test methods - Part 1: FRP bars and grids”. Currently In the process of obtaining BBA accreditation.

UK Stock available.

Can be offered as equivalent of A393 fabric in different length.

Please apply for quotation: info@basalt.tech. All prices are ex works UK Leighton Buzzard.


Basalt geogrid for roads

The construction mesh is made of basalt roving with acrylic impregnation and polyester thread. It is an effective and economically advantageous substitute to ta traditional steel mesh due to its strength, low thermal conductivity and long-term retention of its qualities in aggressive environment, loads and temperature changes. Basalt mesh can also be used in construction of industrial and civil buildings in seismic regions.

Depending on the application, the mesh can have different density and cell size.

Basalt geogrid for roads 50(25) 100(40) 150(40)
Weight per unit area, g/m2 250 500 750
Breaking load, not less, kN / m along 50 100 150
across 50 100 150
Elongation at rupture no more than, % along 3 3 3
across 3 3 3
Admissible loss of tensile strength after 25 cycles of freezing - defrosting no more than, % 5 5
Mass fraction of substances removed on ignition not less than, % 18 18 18
Dimensions of cells (±2%), mm 25 40 40
Roll width (±2%), cm 540 540 540

Basalt geogrid is designed for reinforcing road surface. It is successfully used in construction, repair and reconstruction of roads as a reinforcing layer. The main function of the material is uniform distribution of external load on the road over the entire surface, removal of internal stress of the asphalt-concrete coating, and also increase in the strength of the finishing layer of the asphalt to break.
Benefits:

  • High strength and resistance to stretches and tears at high loads
  • Ability to distribute the load evenly over the entire surface of the coating
  • Resistance to deformation at high loads as a result of impacts
  • Full ecological compatibility of the material
  • Resistance to corrosive media, including chemical compounds
  • Water-resistant in combination with excellent drainage qualities
  • Fire safety and Fire Resistance
  • Resistance to fungal spores and small rodents
  • Ease of installation and dismantling
  • Efficiency in the arrangement of road surfaces
  • Resistance to seasonal temperature fluctuations and temperature changes during installation
  • Long service life, reaching 35-40 years.

The geogrid has different areas of application. For example, it is possible to use the geogrid for both soil and asphalt concrete.

The basalt geogrid used for asphalt concrete strengthens the layers of construction materials, thus prolonging the operational period of the surface, and also stops appearance of cracks and gaps in joints.

Saving on building materials by using the geogrid reaches 35%. This is achieved by the special structure and properties of the materials used. And, importantly, the original structure of the construct remains which, moreover, becomes even stronger.

Please apply for quotation: info@basalt.tech. All prices are ex works UK Leighton Buzzard.

Imported

Manufactured to European standard EN 15381


Basalt construction/masonry mesh

The construction mesh is made of basalt roving with acrylic impregnation and polyester thread. It is an effective and economically advantageous substitute to ta traditional steel mesh due to its strength, low thermal conductivity and long-term retention of its qualities in aggressive environment, loads and temperature changes. Basalt mesh can also be used in construction of industrial and civil buildings in seismic regions.

Depending on the application, the mesh can have different density and cell size.

General construction Masonry Blocks Facade
Weight per unit area, g/m2 250 250 150 150
Breaking load, not less, kN / m along 50 50 30 30
across 50 50 30 30
Elongation at rupture no more than, % along 4 4 4 4
across 4 4 4 4
Dimensions of cells (±2%), mm 25×25 25×8 50×50 25×25
Roll width (±2%), cm 37-500 37-500 37-500 100-500
Roll Length, m 50 50 50 50
100 100 100 100

Benefits:

  • High strength
  • Low thermal conductivity, absence of "cold bridge"
  • Light weight compared to steel mesh
  • Resistant to corrosive environments and corrosion resistance
  • Strength retention during the term of operation
  • Compact and easy to use (cut with scissors and does not injure hands)
  • Eco friendliness

Main application area :

  • Reinforcement of horizontal masonry seams of bearing walls of various materials
  • As bonds in a multi-layered masonry when joining layers
  • Reinforcement of screeds
  • Reinforcement of plaster wall layer of various masonry materials
  • Increasing operational reliability of walls and partitions
  • 30 % saving

1. General construction:
for general construction and connection of ceramic or foam block with facing brickwork

2. Masonry:
for masonry reinforcement

3. Block:
for masonry reinforcement of solid block

4. Façade:
Reinforcing plastering

Please apply for quotation: info@basalt.tech. All prices are ex works UK Leighton Buzzard.

Imported

Manufactured to European standard EN 845-3:2013