Manufactured with high quality glass fiber with polyester resin or optional vinyl ester resin. LiteBar is built to be stronger, lighter, and rust free! LiteBar is non-magnetic, making it electrically non-conductive as well as thermally non-conductive. Packaged in 50 piece bundles for easy shipping and handling.
LiteBar by LiteForm
Does not corrode, extended structure life
Large labor & freight savings
LiteBar is electrically non-conductive and thermally non-conductive
STRONGER THAN STEEL
LiteBar outperforms traditional black bar in all ASTM testing criteria
INSTALLS LIKE STEEL
Tie it off and chair it up just like steel!
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer, or GFRP rebar NEW?
No, fiberglass rebar has actually been around since WWII.
Can you provide specific case studies showing successful long-term use of the product in various applications?
The performance of GFRP bars in two bridges more than a decade old are reviewed in the
following report: Long-Term Durability of GFRP Internal Reinforcement in Concrete Structures
Both bridges are located in the City of Rolla, Missouri: Walker Bridge (built in 1999), which
consists of GFRP-reinforced concrete box culverts; and Southview Bridge (built in 2004),
which incorporates GFRP bars in the post-tensioned concrete deck.
How does LiteBar modulus of elasticity compare to steel?
One of the main differences between steel and GFRP is the relatively low modulus of
elasticity of FRP rebar. It’s an advantage over steel, since it is closer to the modulus of
concrete. See the following report for additional details: FRP Rebar in Slabs on Grade
Benefit from Low Modulus of Elasticity
Can I bend LiteBar GFRP rebar?
LiteBar cannot be bent after the curing cycle. All bends need to be fabricated in the LiteBar manufacturing plant.
Can I cut LiteBar GFRP rebar?
LiteBar can be cut with a manual rebar cutter, bolt cutters or grinder. However, a circular saw or cutting wheel is recommended.
Is LiteBar ICC approved?
We have submitted an application to the ICC Evaluation Service. We expect to complete the process during the 4th quarter of 2018. Our engineers are already working on the quality documentation pursuant to ICC-ES AC10.
Does LiteBar require special handling or installation?
Handle with gloves to reduce irritation from nuisance dust, slivers or abrasion. Safety glasses and dust mask should be used when mechanically altering the product (cutting, crushing, grinding, milling or other similar dust generating process).
Is LiteBar stronger than Grade 60 rebar?
Yes, ½” LiteBar has a tensile strength of 126ksi. ½” Grade 60 is 60ksi.
What is the weight of a 20’ stick of ½” LiteBar?
LiteBar weighs approximately 2.5lbs per stick
Is LiteBar non-conductive?
LiteBar is both electrically and thermally non-conductive.
Does LiteBar float when pouring concrete?
LiteBar is lighter than conventional steel and thus can, on occasion “float” when pouring certain concrete mixes of high slump.