Uncoated, easy-to-handle ChrōmX rebar offers twice the strength of conventional steel (120 ksi [830 MPa] vs. 60 ksi [420 MPa]). That means:
- Less Steel
Engineering the structure using high-strength rebar (100+ ksi) reduces material requirements by 20-50%
- Less Labor
Labor costs can be lowered by up to 60%
- Less Congestion
Structures can be designed with less steel and less congestion, as illustrated below
- Better Constructability
Higher strength steels provide more flexibility in design – making the impossible possible
- Faster Construction Timelines
Less steel and less congestion leads to shorter construction times and faster project completions
- Can be fabricated on conventional fabrication equipment
- Better ductility than other high-strength steels (7% – 16%)
ChrōmX steel rebar meets or exceeds the requirements of ASTM A615 (Grades 75  and 80 ), ASTM A1035 (Grades 100  and 120 ), and AASHTO MP 18 (Grade 100), enabling structural engineers to improve the way buildings, highways, and bridges are designed and built.
Historical strength requirements for conventional steel customarily dictated 60 ksi (Grade 60). ChrōmX, by comparison, establishes today’s steel standard at minimum yield strengths of 100 ksi (Grade 100) – and 120 ksi (Grade 120).
The table below shows tensile, yield and elongation properties.