The building and construction sector has huge growth opportunities for non-metallic materials. Carbon fiber has the potential to enhance everything from composite rebars and carbon fiber reinforced polymer, to flooring and composite claddings. At Aramco, we utilize it in bridges, decking and cladding.
In 2018, we used glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) rebar in a 21-kilometer-long storm water drainage channel in the Jazan Economic City project, the first largest application of its kind in the world. Carbon fiber reinforced rebar unlocks new horizons with its stiffness and the possibility of being thermoformed.
The packaging sector is another area where carbon fiber has potential, specifically in recycled carbon fiber materials. As part of a business effort to promote non-metallic materials, we have installed more than 7,500 plastic pallets across facilities, warehouses, and oil platforms.