NEx: An ACI Center of Excellence for Nonmetallic Building Materials partners with leading organizations focused on accelerating the use and technology of nonmetallic materials and products in construction.

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The American Concrete Institute has been convening the industry’s brightest minds to advance technologies on the topic of nonmetallics in concrete—including fiber-reinforced polymers and more—for over four decades.

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Aramco Americas, the founding member of NEx, has been developing and deploying nonmetallic solutions for more than two decades, using nonmetallic materials to reduce corrosion, weight, and cost.


Over their 135-year history, ExxonMobil Upstream Integrated Solutions Company and ExxonMobil Chemical Company – a division of Exxon Mobil Corporation, have become one of the world’s premier energy and chemical companies. ExxonMobil has a commitment parallel to NEx’s initiatives as they work to advance and adopt innovative technologies to ensure nonmetallic building materials are as sustainable as they are of high quality.

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MST Rebar Inc., formally B&B FRP Manufacturing Inc., is the manufacturer of MST-BAR in Toronto, ON, Canada. MST Rebar Inc., combined with its partners, has over 50 years of experience in the fiberglass industry with experienced engineers on staff specializing in chemical, civil, and mechanical engineering. MST Rebar Inc.’s vision is to provide a sustainable and reliable solution to help battle global warming with the highest grade of glass fiber-reinforced polymer (GFRP) reinforcing bar in the world.

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Owens Corning is a global leader in building and construction materials. Its mission is building a sustainable future through material innovation and a wide array of products including roofing, insulation, composite solutions, geosynthetics, and more.

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GatorBar®, also known as Neuvokas Corporation, is an industry changing, glass fiber-reinforced composite (GFRP) reinforcing bar that is 100% made in the United States using 100% US-made materials. GatorBar operates out of Ahmeek, MI, in the Upper Peninsula and was founded in 2013 when founders Erik Kilunen and Ken Keranen realized that fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) reinforcing bar could compete with steel and significantly increase manufacturing speed.


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Galen Panamerica is a leading manufacturer of advanced composite materials for concrete reinforcement in industrial and civil construction, electric power, and transportation.


Established in 1983 by French expatriate entrepreneurs, Dextra is now a world leading manufacturer of engineered steel and fiber-reinforced polymer construction products.


Additional Partners

NEx looks to draw additional partners for global collaboration from leading academic institutions, industries, technical societies, standard bodies, and manufacturers. Prospective partners are encouraged to contact NEx at to explore opportunities.

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