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The Role of a Tiny Backer Rod in Global Construction

June 15, 2015

Backer rods are designed with distinct shape, color and other physical features that are catered to their intended use. Ideally, the ultimate backer rod is created for lightweight purposes. However, you can equally have heavy duty rods manufactured by exposing the material to superheating under intense pressure. Among the most common uses of either class of rods include building, packaging, sealing as well as anti-expansion protection for surfaces.

With high resilience and antifreeze features, backer rod materials further retain their stability and functional capacity even at extreme temperatures ranging from -900F to 1900F. This immensely stretches out the possibilities of global construction, as tropical or Polar climates will have little impact on the material’s compression, freezing, or hyper expansion due to weather, heat or pressure changes. Thus, your structure will always remain strong without weakening or even loosening at the extreme temperatures. When exposed to pressure compression, an Alcot backer rod can withstand extreme pressures of up to 5 PSI, with a recovery rate being greater than 90%. Moreover, the rods also have a high tensile of over 29 PSI, making them capable of barring high stretching forces. Consequently, their use in meeting your concrete expansion control needs will cover for your short term compression and stretching of the concrete slabs and walls.

Looking for a reputable backer rod manufacturer takes time and research. Today, the Backer rod manufacturing industry is among the most rapidly growing in the global market. Along with its rising popularity are the increasing numbers of manufacturing companies that promise on their quality of the products or their care technologies. Thus, when shopping for backer rods, you need to consult a manufacturing company with at least several years of experience in the industry.