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Paper for World CorCon 2009 on Epoxy Coated Bars

Epoxy-coated reinforcing bars are commonly utilized within Northern America to protect structures against corrosion-induced deterioration. Epoxy-coated reinforcing has been used since 1973 and during the last 36 years has been used in over 60,000 bridges in the US along with countless parking garages, marinas and roadways. Since 1991, the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute has provided plant certification for plants making this product, and critical manufacturing issues relating to this certification and field handling are discussed within this paper. The paper also outlines history of use, standard specifications, manufacturing and corrosion protection mechanisms and information on the field performance and use examples are provided.