LiteBar by LiteForm

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Manufactured with high quality glass fiber with polyester resin or optional vinyl ester resin. LiteBar is built to be stronger, lighter, and rust free! LiteBar is non-magnetic, making it electrically non-conductive as well as thermally non-conductive. Packaged in 50 piece bundles for easy shipping and handling.


Does not corrode, extended structure life


Large labor & freight savings


LiteBar is electrically non-conductive and thermally non-conductive


LiteBar is 2x stronger than steel in tensile strength


Tie it off and chair it up just like steel!

Long-Term Durability of GFRP Internal Reinforcement in Concrete Structures

Prepared by Omid Gooranorimi, Doug Gremel, John J. Myers, Antonio Nanni


Technical Details

Long-Term Durability of GFRP Internal Reinforcement in Concrete Structures

Prepared by Omid Gooranorimi, Doug Gremel, John J. Myers, Antonio Nanni


Testing of Solid and ICF Concrete Wall Panels Reinforced with LiteBar GFRP Bars

Prepared by George Morcous and Antony Kodsy – University of Nebraska – Lincoln


LiteBar Frequently Asked Questions


LiteBar Literature


Description and specifications for LiteBar fiberglass reinforcing for concrete

LiteBar by LiteForm Application Data Sheet

LiteBar Application Data Sheet

Application specifications for 11mm & 14mm LiteBar fiberglass rebar


Frequently Asked Questions

Is Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer, or GFRP rebar NEW?

No, fiberglass rebar has actually been around since WWII.

Can you provide specific case studies showing successful long-term use of the product in various applications?

The performance of GFRP bars in two bridges more than a decade old are reviewed in the
following report: Long-Term Durability of GFRP Internal Reinforcement in Concrete Structures
Both bridges are located in the City of Rolla, Missouri: Walker Bridge (built in 1999), which
consists of GFRP-reinforced concrete box culverts; and Southview Bridge (built in 2004),
which incorporates GFRP bars in the post-tensioned concrete deck.

How does LiteBar modulus of elasticity compare to steel?

One of the main differences between steel and GFRP is the relatively low modulus of
elasticity of FRP rebar. It’s an advantage over steel, since it is closer to the modulus of
concrete. See the following report for additional details: FRP Rebar in Slabs on Grade
Benefit from Low Modulus of Elasticity

Can I bend LiteBar GFRP rebar?

LiteBar cannot be bent after the curing cycle. All bends need to be fabricated in the LiteBar manufacturing plant.

Can I cut LiteBar GFRP rebar?

LiteBar can be cut with a manual rebar cutter, bolt cutters or grinder. However, a circular saw or cutting wheel is recommended.

Is LiteBar ICC approved?

Yes, LiteBar is ICC approved. LiteBar ICC report number is ESR4232.

Does LiteBar require special handling or installation?

Handle with gloves to reduce irritation from nuisance dust, slivers or abrasion. Safety glasses and dust mask should be used when mechanically altering the product (cutting, crushing, grinding, milling or other similar dust generating process).

Is LiteBar stronger than Grade 60 rebar?

Yes, ½” LiteBar has a tensile strength of 126ksi. ½” Grade 60 is 60ksi.

What is the weight of a 20’ stick of ½” LiteBar?

LiteBar weighs approximately 2.5lbs per stick

Is LiteBar non-conductive?

LiteBar is both electrically and thermally non-conductive.

Does LiteBar float when pouring concrete?

LiteBar is lighter than conventional steel and thus can, on occasion “float” when pouring certain concrete mixes of high slump.

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