Bridges, Roads and Infrastructure
mateenbarTM is the ideal reinforcement for concrete roads and bridges, with zero corrosion and light weight, non-metallic properties for a structure that stands the test of time.
When used in roads, bridges or barrier walls in aggressive environments, corrosion attack by de-icing salts, saline environment or chemicals can be eliminated.
mateenbarTM can be near surface mounted – therefore reducing the concrete cover used typically to protect steel from corrosion, and in turn reducing the material volume required in other structural members to carry the load.
mateenbarTM is a quarter of the weight of steel reinforcement. This allows construction to be safer and quicker by reducing the requirement for heavy lifting equipment on site.
Epoxy coated dowel bars have been found to be unsuitable due to nodal corrosion (aggressive corrosion concentrating at points) and have been banned by several US Transportation authorities. The significant costs in shutting down and temporary re-routing a transport network due to concrete failure lead to transportation authorities now budgeting based on whole-of-life costing, rather than just upfront costs.
mateenbarTM can be near surface mounted – therefore reducing the concrete cover used typically to protect steel from corrosion