New for 2018! This NACE International state-of-the-art report contains information about materials that provide a corrosion-resistant alternative to plain carbon steel reinforcing bar (rebar). The report is intended for use by engineers when considering the use of alternative concrete reinforcement and post- or prestressing strand materials with higher corrosion resistance than that of conventional carbon steel alloys.
Compared to other polymeric materials, silicone offers greater performance in harsh environments. Inherently silicone possesses a large coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE), low modulus, and a low glass transition temperate (Tg). These attributes allow it to maintain elastomeric properties for continuous operation when exposed to extreme heat, cold, and/or UV radiation. Durability is the reason silicone materials are frequently employed as coatings and sealants.