Fabrication of Epoxy-Coated Rebar

Epoxy-Coated Steel Reinforcing Bar (rebar) should be handled to ensure that it is not damaged prior to or during concrete placement.

The following information provides guidance:


Storage Epoxy Rebar

Store rebar bundles on suitable material, such as timber cribbing. Space the timber cribbing to minimize sagging.


Strapping of Epoxy rebar

Strapping should be padded or protected with other non-abrasive material.

Outdoor Storage

Outside storage of Epoxy rebar

If the bars are to be exposed outdoors for more than 30 days, they should be covered with a suitable opaque material that minimizes condensation.


Shearing Epoxy Rebar

Contact points on shearing equipment should be a suitable material.


Bending of Epoxy rebar

Contact points on bending equipment should be a suitable material.


Inspection/Patching Epoxy rebar bar

Inspect bars after bending and repair any cracks with patching material.

Patching Material

Epoxy Rebar Patching Material

Use a two-part epoxy repair material, approved by the coating manufacturer. Follow manufacturer’s directions.


Loading of Epoxy rebar

Bars (rebar) should be lifted using a spreader bar or strongback with multiple pick-up points to minimize sag. Nylon or padded slings should also be used. For shipping, secure the load with nylon or padded strapping.