The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute has formed the Epoxy Interest Group, comprising mostly coaters and fabricators of epoxy-coated reinforcement,
The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute has formed the Epoxy Interest Group, comprising mostly coaters and fabricators of epoxy-coated reinforcement, epoxy powder producers, and accessory manufacturers. Central to the group’s marketing function is promoting the many uses and advantages of epoxy-coated reinforcement in concrete construction. The Epoxy Interest Group name will be identified with a new logo on marketing materials.
A primary aim of the group is to provide relevant information regarding specifications, improvements, costs, case histories, and any significant issues related to corrosion protection with epoxy-coated rebar. Accordingly, EIG goals include informing interested parties about the increased quality and lower life-cycle costs of roads, bridges and other construction projects that incorporate epoxy-coated reinforcing steel.
In addition, the group is responsible for promoting the voluntary CRSI Epoxy Plant Certification Program, which ensures that all participating operations uphold high manufacturing processes.
In January 2009, CRSI will host a booth at the Transportation Research Board conference in Washington, D.C.; and, a June 2009 appearance is scheduled for the International Bridge Conference in Pittsburgh. New Epoxy Interest Group materials that promote, educate and support the use of epoxy-coated rebar for corrosion protection in concrete construction will be available at all conferences and through the new EIG web site completed in late 2008.