One of the major problems facing the construction industry today is the effect of corrosion on steel, and the inherent structural weaknesses it causes in highways, bridges and buildings. MMFX 2 rebar was developed through the use of nanotechnology by Dr. Gareth Thomas, graduate school professor of materials science at Univ. of California, Berkeley. It is highly corrosion resistant and equal, or in many cases, far superior to existing conventional carbon steel in its properties of strength, energy absorption, toughness, brittleness, ductility, and formability.
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mmfx, microcomposite steel, rebar, corrosion, steel technology
Date of this Version
ECT Team, Purdue, "MMFX Microcomposite Steel (MMFX2)" (2007). ECT Fact Sheets. Paper 89.