GatorBar is proud to announce it has 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, international 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 ready to extend adoption, performance and cost savings into yet further applications,” said Erik Kiilunen, Neuvokas CEO. Kiilunen furthers that, “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.”
GatorBar is an industry changing, glass fiber reinforced composite rebar (GFRP). Neuvokas makes GatorBar in the US and 100% of its materials are from the US as well.
- The most economical composite rebar on the market
- Pricing better than steel not only on size but considerably better when you take strength and performance comparatives 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
GatorBar was the first composite rebar to focus on the cost competitive applications of flatwork, stem walls, foundations, poured walls and curb and gutter. After two plus years of development, Neuvokas introduced the GatorBar in 2016. It immediately began changing the concrete reinforcement market. Since its modest beginnings, over 60,000,000 feet of GatorBar® has been installed. Providing further confidence to its customers and users, GatorBar is ICC certified. It has a nationwide network of approval and acceptance that is constantly growing. To learn more about or how to purchase GatorBar, please contact Neuvokas Corp at [email protected] or 906.934.2661. You can find additional information about the ICC and report verification at www.icc‐es.org.
About Neuvokas Corp
Neuvokas Corp is based in Ahmeek, Michigan. It produces industry-leading composite rebar products for the concrete space using its proprietary and patented, high‐speed manufacturing processes. Erik Kiilunen and Ken Keranen found Neuvokas Corp in 2013 from a simple observation. They observed that advances in manufacturing and material sciences would allow composite rebar to be produced competitively with its steel counterpart at higher levels of performance.