Advantages of fiber glass dowels, fiber glass rebars and fiber glass dowel baskets.
4 times lighter than steel
Fiberglass dowels and fiberglass rebars are up to four times lighter than steel. That means less labour and satisfied personnel.
The production of fiber glass dowels and fiber glass rebars produces less CO2 in comparison to the iron version. This has a positive effect on the environment.
No corrosion possible
Steel reacts with water, causing it to rust. On the other hand, fiber glass is not susceptible to corrosion, which results in a longer service life.
We have tested the fiber glass dowel's breakingpoint and the results came out higher than the traditional steel dowel.
High tensile strength
The tensile strength of the glass fibredowel is higher compared to iron:
glass fibre dowel: 600 - 1600 n/mm2 compared to
steel dowel: 200-550 n/mm2
Resistant to chemicals
Chloride and phosphates do not affect the fiber glass rebars or dowels.
No loss of strength
The fiberglass dowel or fiberglass rebars does not lose strength at low temperatures. The iron dowel or coupling rod at high temperatures do differ.
The material does not conduct radio waves, making the fiberglass dowels easier to use in sensitive environments.
Higher flexural strength
The fiber glass dowels have a flexural strength than steel dowels.
A fiber glass dowel is always +/- 0.3 mm accurate in terms of curvature compared to steel which is close to +/- 0.5 mm.
The thermal conductivity of the composite is 100 times lower than steel.
The material is diamagnetic and therefore has a repulsive force.
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