Low Cost, Large Diameter Fiber Reinforced Polymer (Composite) Rebar

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8751-19-P-A035
Agency Tracking Number: F191-005-1253
Amount: $49,918.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF191-005
Solicitation Number: 2019.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-03-06
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-06-04
Small Business Information
3206 #6 Road, Ahmeek, MI, 49901
DUNS: 079175802
HUBZone Owned: Y
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kenneth Keranen
 (906) 934-2661
 ken@neuvokascorp.com
Business Contact
 Matt Kero
Phone: (906) 934-2661
Email: matt@neuvokascorp.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Rebar has been available for over 30 years, and has been used in over 500 structures across North America.FRP rebar has always demanded a higher price point and this has limited its ability to gain a larger market share.Neuvokas has developed a process to produce small diameter, 3/8 inch, FRP rebar at process speeds that are 23X faster than current SOA.This has created a reduction in cost by 40% enabling larger market share.Neuvokas can adapt this process to produce large diameter rebar products required for structural concrete applications such as runways and heavy highway.This can be done at a lower cost than steel rebar.The USAF will benefit from this technology in multiple ways.Low-cost, large-diameter FRP rebar, a direct replacement to steel rebar, will reduce the cost to purchase, transport, install, use, and decommission concrete infrastructure.When utilizing #3 FRP high strength rebar, such as Neuvokas Gatorbar, to replace #4 steel rebar in certain concrete applications transportation costs can be reduced by 7X.This Phase I project will allow Neuvokas to complete the detailed study to find these first customers within the USAF ensuring these cost savings become a reality.

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