Basanite Industries, LLC Announces Best-in-Class Results in BasaFlex ™ Performance Tests at the University of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
POMPANO BEACH, Florida – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Basanite Industries, LLC (hereinafter referred to as “Basanite”) announces the successful completion of independent laboratory performance tests on a complete line of its BasaFlex™ range of products at the University of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. Basanite is collaborating with the University to develop a comprehensive range of test data for its BasaFlex ™ Basalt fiber reinforced polymer (BFRP) composite rebars. BasaFlex ™ is used by specification agencies and civil engineers as a long-lasting solution to the high costs and problems associated with corrosion of traditional steel reinforcement for concrete.
The recently completed tests covered a wide range of mechanical procedures evaluating the physical and mechanical properties of BasaFlex ™, in accordance with CSA S807, FDOT 932-3 and ASTM D7957. The tests were carried out in the materials and structures laboratories of the Department of Civil Engineering, under the supervision of Dr Brahim Benmokrane, professor holder of the NSERC Research Chair in Innovative FRP Reinforcement for Concrete Infrastructures. Ultimately, the test results not only demonstrated that the specific tensile strength of BasaFlex ™ is significantly stronger than steel; but also the overall mechanical and performance attributes BasaFlex ™ place it at the top of the BFRP reinforcement field. Laboratory test performance data is available on our website at: www.basaniteindustries.com in the products section, under BasaFlex BFRP Rebar Performance Data.
BasaFlex ™ is a Basalt Fiber Reinforced Polymer (BFRP) rebar, designed to add intrinsic value to a concrete structure by eliminating the corrosion issues associated with steel reinforcement, saving time and money throughout the life cycle of the structure. In addition to being corrosion resistant, BasaFlex ™ is much more tensile strength, acid and alkali resistant, non-conductive, and a fraction of the weight of steel for the same strength. It is so light that a single truck can transport about four times the amount of material compared to steel, which greatly reduces the cost of transportation.
About the company: Basanite Industries, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Basanite, Inc. (OTCQB: BASA), a publicly traded company with primary interests in the manufacture of composite products for concrete reinforcement, made from fiber reinforced polymers of basalt. Basanite is positioned as the industry leader in engineered composite products for the concrete industry.
Forward-looking statements: This press release contains the company’s forward-looking statements which are based on management’s current expectations and assumptions as at May 3, 2021, regarding the business and performance of the company, its outlook, current factors, the economy and other future conditions and forecasts of future events. , the circumstances and the results.