High performance FRP composite reinforcement for concrete

BasBars™ is a high-performance composite rebar designed to reinforce concrete structures. Basalt fibres are embedded in a tough vinylester resin in ReforceTech’s patented process to create unique and strong reinforcement bar. Det Norske Veritas (DNV) has carried out an extensive qualification test program of BFRP in concrete. This has resulted in a Certificate of Fitness and Design Guidelines and Code compliance for marine construction.


  • Zero Corrosion / Non-conductive / Non-magnetic manufacturing plant or construction site.

  • Reduced concrete cover layer enables less concrete weight and lighter structures.

  • Solutions for pre- and post-tensioning.

  • Labour saving techniques optimize total element costs through innovative geometries.

  • Longer lifetime and lower life cycle costs.


BasBars™ have been specifically designed to replace primary steel reinforcement in structural applications. 9,8mm in 500m Coil Packaging.

How to use

  • BasBars™ can be supplied in coils and cut on sight with regular tools.

  • BasBars™ bends are unique with flats on the inside of bends thus enabling all fibres to carry loads in bends.

  • BasBars™ must be formed to shape in ReforceTech factory.

  • Shape codes include 11,21,51,63 and 77.

  • Others available on request.

Technical Characteristics

Material Bar Length Bar Diameter Specific Gravity Modulus of Elasticity Tensile Strength
Basalt fiber reinforced polymer Coils up to 2000M 6.4mm, 8.0mm, 9.8mm 2.1 ± 0.1 43 GPa
6,091,585 psi
Varies by Diameter
Material Basalt fiber reinforced polymer
Bar Length Coils up to 2000M
Bar Diameter 2mm to 20mm
Specific Gravity 2.1 ± 0.1
Modulus of Elasticity 43 GPa
6,091,585 psi
Tensile Strength Varies by Diameter
See Size Chart

This information and data contained herein is offered solely as a guide in the selection of reinforcement. The information contained in this publication is based on actual laboratory data and field test experience. We believe this information to be reliable, but do not guarantee its applicability to the user’s process or assume any responsibility or liability arising out of its use or performance. The user agrees to be responsible for thoroughly testing any application to determine its suitability before committing to production. It is important for the user to determine the properties of its own commercial compounds when using this or any other reinforcement. Because of numerous factors affecting results, we make no warranty of any kind, express or implied, including those of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Statements in this publication shall not be construed as representations or warranties or as inducements to infringe any patent or violate any law, safety code or insurance regulation. ReforceTech reserves the right to modify this document without prior notice. All Rights Reserved.