Independent Research

In tests conducted by Gerardo G. Clemena, Ph.D., of the Virginia Transportation Research Council and sponsored by the Virginia Department of Transportation comparing various rebar products for corrosion resistance, ZBAR resisted corrosion essentially the same as the stainless steel rebar. This means that       ZBAR can meet the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) mandate of achieving a 100-year life – at a significantly lower cost than stainless.  Please register for or Log on to MyZBAR to download the most recent report.
Florida DOT and A. Sagues, Ph.D., of the University of South Florida have conducted tests and research on the mechanistic and insitu properties of dual polymer-zinc coated rebar.  Please register for or Log on to MyZBAR to download the final report.
NACE 2009 Corrosion International Conference report by A. Sagues, Ph.D., University of South Florida on Corrosion of Epoxy & Polymer/Zinc - Coated rebar in simulated concrete pore solution.  Please register for or Log on to MyZBAR to download the report.
Seung-Kyoung Lee, Ph.D., of the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center has examined the impact of corrosion on bridges.  Please contact Seung-Kyoung Lee, Ph.D. at Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for the report.
You can now view Virginia Transportation Research Council (VTRC) and Virginia Tech (VT) final reports on Bond Strength of Corrosion Resistant Steel Reinforcement in Concrete, Mechanical and Geometric Properties.  Please register for or log on to MyZBAR to download the reports.

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