EUROPEAN TECHNICAL ASSESSMENT (ETA) OBTAINED FOR GLASSPREE®ROUND AND FLAT GFRP BARS
The Italian Technical Standards for Construction, approved by Ministerial Decree of 17 January 2018, prescribe in § 11.1 that all construction materials and products, when used for structural purposes, must be identifiable, in
possession of specific qualification for the intended use and must also be subject to control during acceptance by the construction manager.
Regarding the identification and qualification of the materials falling under type (C), to which Glasspree® bars belong, it is possible: "to obtain CE marking on the basis of the relevant "European Technical Assessment (ETA)".
Sireg Geotech, manufacturer of FRP bars for over 80 years, was the first to start the process of voluntary CE marking under an ETA in 2019, on the basis of EAD No. 260023-00-0301: 'Carbon, glass, basalt and aramid FRP
(Fibre Reinforced Polymer) bars as reinforcement of structural elements'.
Sireg Geotech hereby declares having obtained on 28 October 2022 the European Technical Assessment (ETA 22/0168) for Glasspree® bars for structural use.
Glasspree® bars are as of today the only ETA-certified GFRP bars available on the market.