GatorBar received the composite rebar industry’s first ICC‐ES report, ESR‐4526, for structural applications. International Code Council ICC‐ES evaluation reports certify, in conjunction with independent, internationally accredited, university-level testing, that products are compliant with 2021 and 2018 International Building Codes (IBC) and International Residential Codes (IRC). During a very deliberate product evaluation process, the most recent and applicable performance standards promulgated by the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) are utilized.
“Over the last seven years, GatorBar has carved out utilization of composite rebar within segments of the concrete reinforcement market where steel rebar was the only considered product. For instance, GatorBar was the first composite to be used within flatwork applications. With this ICC report and the confidence and assurance it provides to contractors, specifiers, code officials, architects, engineers and project owners, GatorBar is now poised to extend adoption, performance and cost savings into yet further applications.Concrete reinforcement is currently experiencing a convergence of conditions providing GatorBar the opportunity to move forward the vision we had in founding this company…that steel rebar can be replaced across a majority of applications with a more economical, higher performing, easier handling alternative…GatorBar.”
—Erik Kiilunen, Neuvokas CEO
Neuvokas CorporationNeuvokas CorporationMade from polymer #3 rebar, the GatorBar is two times stronger and seven times lighter than traditional steel rebar. A 25-piece bundle of GatorBar weighs just 47 lbs., meaning crews can carry more rebar from the truck to the jobsite for faster installation. GatorBar is a glass fiber reinforced composite rebar (GFRP), that is 100% made in the USA using 100% USA-made materials.
- The most economical composite rebar on the market.
- Pricing better than steel not only on size but considerably better when strength and performance comparatives are taken into account.
- Increased price stability. GatorBar® does not fluctuate as frequently nor as rapidly as steel. If anything, it continues to decrease over time.
- Up to 4x stronger in tensile strength than steel.
- 7x lighter in weight than steel.
- Zero‐rust even in high chloride concrete and highly corrosive applications.
According to the official press release, GatorBar was the first composite rebar to focus on the cost competitive applications of flatwork, stem walls, foundations, poured walls and curb and gutter. GatorBar was introduced for sale in 2016, since then, over 60,000,000 feet of GatorBar have been installed.