About GFRC

GFRC is concrete that uses glass fibers for reinforcement instead of steel. Since the fibers cannot rust like steel, there is no need for a protective concrete cover thickness to prevent rusting. With the thin, hollow construction of GFRC products, they can weigh a fraction of the weight of traditional precast concrete.

Why TBF sangelaj GFRC is Better
GFRC is a composite of cement, glass fibers, aggregates and polymers. TBF sangelaj GFRC pioneered the design and production of glass fiber reinforced concrete and our unique methods of detailing, manufacturing and GFRC that have helped make our clients, and their projects, successful. With  years experience in the manufacturing industry, many completed projects and numerous satisfied clients. We have a reputation for solving design and construction problems for our client’s. Have a question or need assistance?
We will find a solution. We will provide an answer.  Contact us.

How GFRC Can Be Used
GFRC can be used wherever a light, strong, weather resistant,sound resistant, attractive and fire retardant material is required. GFRC can be used in manufacturing architectural products such as wall panels, window surrounds, column covers.

Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete Strength
As an engineered material, the properties of GFRC can vary depending upon mix design, glass content and production methods. Glass fiber used in quality GFRC has a higher tensile strength than steel. As a general rule, the higher the fiber content, the higher the strength. A typical mix with 5% glass fiber has a compressive strength of 6,000 to 8,000 psi.

Advantages of GFRC

  • Made of minerals and will not burn. In addition, the nature of concrete acts likes a thermal regulator when exposed to flame.
  • GFRC not only will not burn, but it also protects the materials behind it from the heat of the flame. Relatively light in weight compared to traditional stone or terra cotta ornaments. Its installation is quick and relatively easy.
  • Can be cast to virtually any shape. Available either with a cast in integral color and texture: limestone, precast, acid wash, etc. or as paint grade that is easily finished with virtually any paint

Lightweight
TBF sangelaj GFRC, is 50% lighter than real stone and much easier to install, this makes it easier and faster to install and reduces the load on the buildings structure. The lighter weight and stronger material also saves transport costs, allows more design freedom and, by using less material, reduces environmental impact.

Superior Strength
GFRC products can provide a stronger, thinner and more durable surface
than traditional concrete products. 
GFRC means proven strength to withstand heavier seismic loads and hurricane winds.
For architectural elements, stronger means less chance for damage, easier to install and longer lasting.

Durable
TBF sangelaj GFRC lasts. It is less susceptible to weather erosion and more freeze thaw resistant than conventional concrete. The use of glass fibers for reinforcement rather than steel means it cannot rust and be engineered for salt water and marine environments.

Beautiful
TBF sangelaj GFRC provides the look and feel of natural stone, architectural precast concrete, terra cotta, wood or smooth panels. It allows the designer more freedom in shape, color and texture than any material.

Naturally Friendly to the Environment
TBF sangelaj GFRC has a much lower environmental impact than conventional concrete, stone or other materials. Made with minerals: cement, aggregates, glass fibers and, in some cases mineral pigments and special polymers, GFRC is designed to be long lasting and earth friendly.

Design & color Freedom with TBF sangelaj GFRC

Looking for a different texture? Give us a call, we can match it.

Name your details / solve your challenges
“ unique project challenges”  Like people, no two buildings are the same.
So while we offer stock details, we also have experience in solving all types of design challenges. From underwater glass fiber reinforced concrete to high rise cladding and all types in between, we work with you to invent / engineer / design a solution. By drawing on our successful projects we can often find a proven solution that has worked before. If not, we will work with you to create a new solution for your projects unique challenges.