Captain RustGuard

Captain RustGuard is the latest breakthrough in steel with a patented rib pattern that ensures strong gripping of concrete in RCC under fusion bonding conditions.

A technological marvel that has been designed to provide complete protection against corrosion and rusting, Captain RustGuard comes from the house of Captain TMT, one of the leading producers of steel in India.

It is a Fusion Bonded Epoxy Coated Reinforcement Bar (FBE) manufactured for the first time in eastern India with a production capacity of 50,000 MTPA.

Captain RustGuard TMT bars extend life of the construction manifold, by providing excellent strength to the infrastructure.

Captain RustGuard extends the longevity of structures in harsh, corrosive environments, as it is chemically neutral to all normal acidic and basic conditions, thereby rendering it ideal for large construction projects such as buildings, bridges, flyovers, dams and highways as well as Individual House Builders (IHBs).

The brand has a widespread reach and continues to successfully cater to all sectors.

FUSION BONDING

Fusion Bonded Epoxy is basically 100% solid ground fused powder particles, which when heated, melt to form a continuous adherent film.The metaloplast membrane, being non-penetrative, protects the steel from exposure to oxygen and water molecules. It provides the highest resistance to corrosion.

The fusion bonding behaves like metal and adds to the strength and ductility of TMT bars.

EXTENDED LIFE OF CONSTRUCTIONS

As Captain RustGuard completely cuts off oxygen and water in concrete, corrosion becomes impossible as a result of which the life of constructions increase manifold. It extends the longevity of structures in harsh corrosive environments.

BETTER WELDABILITY AND STRETCHABILITY

High strength and ductility come from the fine grain multiphase composite structure. The metaloplast membrane leads to better stretchability and toughness. Since mechanical properties of the rebar remain unchanged, the inherent strength of the TMT bar is not compromised. Neither the outer surface nor the inner surface is ruptured during bending operations and high thermal stability is maintained. This leads to better weldability.

SUPERIOR BONDING AND GRIPPING

Captain patented rib pattern ensures strong gripping of concrete in RCC under fusion bonding conditions. It does not allow the coating to peel off to expose rebar surface and prominence of ribs are maintained leading to excellent gripping with the concrete medium.

The Fusion Bonded Epoxy coating is a single window procedure within the manufacturing plant and it is supported by a well-equipped, state-of-the-art laboratory with all modern testing facilities.
It conforms to the BIS IS 13620:1993 specifications.

BIS SPECIFICATIONS Vs CAPTAIN RUSTGUARD
PARAMETER BIS 13620: 1993 CAPTAIN RUSTGUARD
Bare Bars Properties As per IS 1786: 2008 Conforming to IS 1786: 2008
Coating Thickness 100 to 300 microns 175 to 300 microns
Coating Holiday 6 Holiday /m (max) 5 Holiday /m (max)
Coating Flexibility 120 degree Bend using 10D 120 degree Bend using 8D &
10D complying with BIS specifications
What makes Captain RustGuard unique
Corrosion and Rust proof Longer life Excellent bonding
No compromise on strength and ductility Aesthetic look No damage during storage
COMPARISON BETWEEN NORMAL REBARS Vs FBE (EPOXY) BARS
STANDARD TESTING UNCOATED REBARS FUSION BONDED EPOXY
COATED REBARS
Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) IS 1786: 2008 IS 13620 : 1993
Rusting & Corrosion YES NO
Bond with Concrete Excellent Excellent forever
Flexibility Excellent Excellent forever
Coating Thickness N.A Excellent
Continuity of Coating N.A Uniform
Salt Spray After 45 days material is found rusted and reduced in thickness After 45 days material is found 100% rust free and in same thickness
Resistance to alkaline environment Safe for some time Very safe for long time
Resistance to acidic environment Safe for some time Very safe for long time
Impact test N.A Conforming IS 13620:19993

HIGH THERMAL STABILITY AND EARTHQUAKE RESISTANCE

Captain RustGuard has high thermal stability. This helps in resisting thermal shocks (sudden variation in temperatures) and also makes it fire proof up to 600 degrees.

Captain RustGuard also has high earthquake-resistant qualities.

CONVENIENT STORAGE

Captain RustGuard is convenient to store. Oxidation of the rebars are prevented and the bars remain completely corrosion free even during extended period of storage.