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Missouri University of Science and Technology develops glass-based coating for steel reinforcement bars

Post Time:May 22,2009Classify:Glass QuotationView:462

SCIENTISTS with the Missouri University of Science and Technology have developed a coating for steel reinforcement bars which could see longer-lasting steel-reinforced structures.

According to the researchers, the glass-based coating will strengthen the bond between steel and concrete, and prevent corrosion from salt and water.

Currently, steel reinforcement bars are strengthened via polymer coatings or galvanisation. The Missouri University of Science and Technology’s coating is an engineered mixture of glass, ceramics and water, which is applied to the steel and heated at around 760 degrees Celsius.

The new technology has been licensed to US company Pro-Perma Engineered Coatings in the first steps toward commercialisation. The company has plans so far to use the new coating in two projects strengthening marine structures.

Source: metalworker.com.auAuthor: shangyi

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