22 August 2017
22 August 2017
Neuvokas reports that it has achieved a process speed of 150 ft/min (45.72 m/min) for its continuous fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) rebar production.
“While this accomplishment is gratifying, we look forward to achieving our new goal of 250 ft/min (76.2 m/min) in 2018,” notes the company's Chief Executive Officer Erik Kiilunen.
Neuvokas, based in Ahmeek, Michigan, US, manufactures and distributes FRP rebar made from basalt fibre under the GatorBar brand. The company reports that at current speeds, it is able to sell its FRP rebar at prices competitive with steel competitors.
Photo provided by Neuvokas
When the concrete platform at a Billerica, Massachusetts, US, commuter rail station collapsed in 2015, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) closed its North and South mini-high handicap accessible platforms at its West Natick Station. The structures, built with ramps and elevated loading sections, make boarding easy for individuals with disabilities. MBTA needed a high-performance, corrosion-resistant replacement for the structures and selected Composite Advantage’s fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) deck panels.
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