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Fiberglass Scaffolding: A Sustainable Solution for Modern Construction

Scaffolding is an essential temporary structure used extensively in construction projects to support work crews, materials, and equipment during building and renovation activities. Proper...

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Engineering the Ultimate Umbrella with Fiberglass Rods

Umbrellas and parasols have long served an important functional purpose—providing portable shade and shelter from the sun and rain. The engineering behind these objects is often overlooked...

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Fiberglass: The Future of High-Performance Awning Pole Design

Awnings are roof-like structures made of fabric or other materials that provide shade and shelter to windows, doors, decks, patios, and other exterior spaces. They serve both functional and...

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Enhancing Tripod Performance with Fiberglass Rods

Tripods are utilized in a wide range of fields to provide stable platforms for various devices and applications. From professional photography and videography to construction surveying...

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Fiberglass Rods for Tent Poles: A Durable and Lightweight Option

Tent poles are a critical component of tents and outdoor shelter structures. They play a vital role in supporting the tent fabric and maintaining the structural integrity of the shelter.

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Fiberglass: The Optimal Material for High-Performance Tree Marker Poles

Tree marker poles play a vital role in forestry management, environmental conservation, and research efforts. These poles are used to mark tree locations, designate research plots, and...

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Using FRP for Corrosion-Resistant HVAC Ducting and Air Handling Units

The HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) industry plays a vital role in maintaining comfortable and safe indoor environments. However, HVAC systems often operate in harsh...

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The Versatility of Fiberglass in Customizable, Branded Yard Markers

Yard markers serve important functions in sports fields, landscaping projects, and other outdoor venues by delineating boundaries, distances, hazards, and other key information....

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Safety First: FRP in Protective Gear Manufacturing

Protective gear plays a vital role in safeguarding workers across various high-risk industries. From construction sites to offshore oil platforms, the equipment that keeps employees safe...

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Optimizing Rowing Performance with FRP Oars

Rowing is an Olympic sport that requires athletes to row specialized boats using two oars. Success in rowing is highly dependent on the design of the oars, as their properties can...

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Engineering the Future of Lacrosse Sticks with FRP Composites

Lacrosse is one of the fastest-growing sports in North America, with participation numbers rising steadily over the past two decades. At the heart of the game is the lacrosse stick, which...

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Leveraging Fiberglass Springs for Next-Generation Medical Springs

Springs play a critical yet often overlooked role in medical examination equipment. From imaging machines like MRI scanners to adjustable patient examination tables, scales, and specialty...

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Revolutionizing Suspension Systems with Fiberglass Leaf Springs

Leaf springs have been a fundamental component of suspension systems for centuries. The earliest known use of leaf springs dates back to medieval times, where they were employed in...

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Leveraging FRP for the Next Generation of Hockey Sticks

Hockey is a fast-paced, skillful sport that places intense demands on player equipment, especially sticks. As one of the main pieces of equipment contacting the puck, the hockey stick is...

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Pushing Archery Bow Performance With Advanced Fiberglass

Archery has been an integral part of human history for thousands of years, serving as a crucial tool for hunting, warfare, and recreation.

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How FRPs Are Revolutionizing Axe Handle Design

The design of the axe handle is often overlooked, but engineering considerations can lead to significant improvements in performance, safety, and comfort. The materials and shape of axe...

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Maintaining Quality Control in FRP Products

Fiberglass-reinforced plastic (FRP) products have become ubiquitous across industries, providing durable yet lightweight composite material properties that have opened up innovative...

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How Fiberglass Springs are an Ideal Material for Mattress Springs

Mattress springs play a critical role in providing the comfort and support needed for quality sleep. Though mattresses contain other materials, such as foam and padding, the springs...

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Exploring the Potential of Fiberglass Springs for Office Chairs

Office chairs serve an important purpose in workplaces and office environments by providing seating support and comfort to employees over extended periods. The chair's springs are a...

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How FRP Takes Pole Vaulting to the Next Level

The sport of high jumping pushes athletes to leap over a horizontal bar placed at ever-increasing heights. It tests the limits of human athleticism and technique.

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Using FRP to Help Improve Firefighter Tool Handles

Proper handle design is crucial for the safety and effectiveness of special rescue tools used by firefighters like axes, halligan bars, sledgehammers, and more. The extreme conditions faced...

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Optimizing Concrete Forms through Design and Pultruded FRP forms

Concrete forms are a critical component in concrete construction. Whether pouring a sidewalk, building a foundation, or structural walls and columns, forms provide the mold into which...

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Optimizing Hog Pen Structures with FRP Materials Selection and Design

Hog penning and housing equipment serve a critical purpose in hog farm operations–safely containing animals for healthy growth while also allowing for handler access and pen sanitation.

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Applying FRP Materials for Golf Training Aids

Golf is a precision sport that relies on consistent, repeatable mechanics to achieve accurate shot-making. With the golf swing involving intricate coordination of the body and optimization...

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Materials and Mechanics of Diving Board Springs

Diving boards have been a staple of swimming pools for decades, providing recreational and competitive divers an elevated platform to jump off of. But without the assistance of properly...

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Unlocking the Potential of FRP for Sucker Rod Applications

Sucker rod lift systems are widely used in oil production to mechanically lift liquid to the surface by artificial methods. Sucker rods are a critical component within these systems,...

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Fiberglass Pultrusion: Revolutionizing the Automotive Industry

The automotive industry is constantly seeking ways to improve efficiency, reduce emissions, and enhance performance. One emerging technology that is gaining traction in this pursuit is...

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Driveway Markers Design and Materials for Engineers

Driveway markers serve an important purpose–to clearly identify the location of a driveway entrance to prevent unwary vehicles from accidentally pulling in. Proper driveway delineation...

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Advanced Design and Material Innovations in Tree/Vine Support Systems

Proper structural support systems are vital in orchard and vineyard settings in order to promote healthy growth, prevent damage, and allow for an ideal growing environment.

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Optimizing Sail Performance through Strategic Batten Material Selection

Battens are a fundamental component of sailboat sails, playing a pivotal role in shaping the sail and enhancing its performance. They are long, slender elements typically crafted from...

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How FRP can be used in Shallow Water Anchor Design

The allure of the water's edge has captivated the hearts of both recreational boaters and professional mariners for as long as mankind has been around.

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Pallet Reinforcements Design and Materials

Pallets are flat structures used to store and transport goods and materials efficiently.

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Transforming Curtain Wall Insulation with Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic

Curtain wall systems have revolutionized modern architecture, enabling the creation of stunning glass façades and expansive, light-filled spaces.

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Highway Sound Barriers and Potential Materials

Traffic noise is an often-overlooked aspect of urban and suburban development, but its impact on the daily lives of residents cannot be understated.

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Harnessing the Strength and Flexibility of FRP in Busbar Insulator Design

Busbar insulators, often overlooked but pivotal components in electrical engineering, serve as the backbone for safe and efficient power distribution.

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GFRTP Rebar: Shaping the Future of Construction

In the world of bridge and highway construction, the use of Fiberglass Reinforced Polymer (FRP) rebar has gained traction due to its strength, light weight, and corrosion resistance.

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Exploring Electric Fences: Insights into FRP for Electric Fence Poles

Electric fences represent a barrier that uses electric shocks to deter animals or people from crossing a boundary.

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Pioneering Thermoplastic Pultrusion - Emerging Capabilities

Pultrusion, a manufacturing method used to create continuous lengths of composite material, was first introduced in the 1950s.

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10 R-Based Manufacturing Approaches for Sustainable Manufacturing

In an era marked by rapid technological advancements and increasing consumer demand, the manufacturing sector faces unprecedented challenges.

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Zero-Defect Manufacturing for Engineers

In today’s rapidly evolving and highly competitive industrial landscape, companies are under immense pressure to produce high-quality products quickly and at low costs to maintain a...

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Using Task Force Groups in Manufacturing

A task force group is a temporary team assembled to address a specific challenge or problem within an organization. Unlike a standing committee or a department, a task force has a limited...

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Digital Twins in Manufacturing

In the manufacturing sector, the implementation of digital twins has become nothing short of revolutionary. These digital replicas can simulate, predict, and visualize a physical object or...

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Introducing Flame-Retardant Polyurethane for Enhanced Safety

Fire retardant composites of yesterday were either confined to lower strength limits or made with flame retardant chemicals that have been found to be unacceptable to the environment and...

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Value Stream Mapping for Manufacturing Engineers

In an era where manufacturing industries are continually pushed towards peak efficiency, optimal productivity, and stringent timelines, the tools we use to understand and optimize processes...

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Using AR to Solve Manufacturing Issues on the Production Floor

Technical assistance is the backbone of any manufacturing unit. Whether it's troubleshooting equipment malfunctions, optimizing production processes, or training workers on new machinery,...

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Thermal Conductivity Testing: Shaping the Future of Fiberglass Composites

Introduction Thermal conductivity is a crucial component of everyday life. Understanding the thermal conductivity of materials allows for a more efficient determination of how to use...

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Concurrent Engineering Model for Manufacturing Engineers

In the rapidly changing world of manufacturing and product development, the traditional sequential approaches to designing and launching products often fall short.

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Human-in-the-Loop Manufacturing

As the world is increasingly powered by advanced technologies, a new era in manufacturing has emerged, blurring the lines between humans and machines.

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Maintaining Quality Control in High Volume Manufacturing Design

In an age of swift technological progress and increasingly complex market demands, industries are leveraging advanced manufacturing methods to streamline processes and enhance output.

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Supply Chain Optimization for Manufacturing Design Engineers

The realm of supply chain efficiency, once relegated to logistics and operations, is fast becoming a must-have facet in the toolkit of modern design engineers. A well-optimized supply chain...

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A Comprehensive Guide to Design for Manufacturing (DFM) Best Practices

In an era where efficiency and cost-effectiveness are the twin engines driving the manufacturing industry, Design for Manufacturing (DFM) has emerged as a key strategy to optimize both.

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Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in Product Design: Incorporating FRP

In the ever-evolving world of product design, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) has become an indispensable tool for engineers seeking to optimize their creations.

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Implementing Sustainable Design Principles and How FRP can Help

Sustainability has become a crucial aspect of modern manufacturing as industries worldwide recognize the need to reduce their environmental impacts and preserve resources for future...

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Lightweighting Techniques for Improved Manufacturing and Performance

Lightweighting has become a key strategy in modern manufacturing, driven by the growing demand for energy-efficient, high-performance, and environmentally friendly products.

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Growing Trend of Mass Customization: Manufacturing Design Engineering

In the ever-evolving landscape of manufacturing design engineering, one trend is swiftly gaining momentum and transforming the industry at an unprecedented scale: Mass Customization.

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The Benefits of Modular Design in Manufacturing

In the dynamic world of modern manufacturing, efficiency, scalability, and adaptability have emerged as crucial elements to drive success and competitive edge.

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Optimizing Material Selection for Product Design Engineers

Material selection is a critical aspect of product design, as it directly influences the performance, cost, and sustainability of the final product.

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Enhancing the Fatigue Life of FRP Structures through Design Optimization

Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) materials have revolutionized the engineering world with their unique combination of high strength, lightweight, and resistance to corrosion.

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Designing for Circular Economy: Waste Reduction, Recycling, FRP

The circular economy has emerged as a transformative paradigm that seeks to address the environmental, economic, and social challenges posed by our current linear 'take-make-waste' model.

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Top 7 Books for Manufacturing Design Engineers in 2023

The manufacturing design engineering field is constantly evolving, with new technologies, methodologies, and approaches emerging to enhance product development and design. Staying...

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Creating Cross Arm Structures for Transmission Towers with FRP

Material Considerations of Cross Arms Material considerations are an important part of cross arms in transmission towers and have a big impact on their reliability and durability. Commonly...

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How to Choose the Right Supplier: A Guide for Purchasing Managers

In today's highly competitive global market, selecting the right supplier plays a crucial role in ensuring the success and growth of any organization.

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The Many Uses of FRP in Wastewater Treatment

Wastewater treatment plants are a vital part of any municipality's infrastructure. They remove pollutants from water so that it can be safely returned to the environment.

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The Evolution of Transmission Lines with Fiberglass-Reinforced Plastic

Fiberglass-reinforced plastic is increasingly becoming the material of choice for transmission line construction and maintenance. FRP offers superior performance qualities compared to...

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Improving Solar Hot Water Tank Performance with FRP

Solar water heaters are a great alternative to traditional water heating systems that rely on non-renewable energy sources such as electricity or natural gas. They use the sun's energy to...

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Creating Fish Hatcheries using Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic

Fish hatcheries play an essential role in maintaining and restoring fish populations for commercial, recreational, and conservation purposes.

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Utilizing FRP for Sea Water Intake and Filtration

Seawater intake and filtration is an important process for providing clean drinking water to communities around the world. Seawater contains a high concentration of salt and other...

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Changes to 2023 Energy Star Program - Windows  & Doors

The Energy Star program is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy that aims to promote energy efficiency and protect the environment...

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How High-Speed Trains Can Be More Efficient with Fiberglass-Reinforced Plastic

Advances in engineering over the last decades have made train travel faster and more efficient than ever before. High-speed trains offer a unique form of transportation for passengers and...

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Improving Building Energy Efficiency Using FRP

Building energy efficiency is an important factor for reducing environmental impacts resulting from the built environment. Reducing energy needs in buildings leads to less reliance on...

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Using Solar Parabolic Dishes with FRP for Solar Energy

Solar parabolic dish technology is becoming increasingly important as an environmentally-friendly source of energy. A solar parabolic dish system consists of concentrating mirrors that...

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Creating New Coral Reefs with Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic

Coral reefs are extremely important for a number of reasons. They provide habitats for a wide variety of marine life, including many species that are not found anywhere else in the world.

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FRP Casing Strings Create More Stable Oil Production Wells

Oil wells are an important part of the global energy industry. They provide a reliable source of oil, which is an essential commodity for our modern society. Oil wells also provide jobs and...

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Integrity Monitoring Sensor Integration in FRP Structures

Structural failure is an ever-looming danger in many building projects, and the potential damage it can cause is a serious concern. Knowing how to properly assess the load capacity of...

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FRP Rebar for Concrete Structures in Saltwater Environments

Corrosion of steel is a serious threat to traditionally reinforced concrete elements. Of the different types of corrosion, pitting corrosion caused by saltwater chlorides is particularly...

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FRP for Floating Fenders

When it comes to protecting your boat, nothing is more important than a good set of fenders. Fenders help to cushion the impact between your boat and the dock or other vessels, preventing...

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Maintaining Clean Room Sanitation with Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic

Cleanrooms are a crucial component of production processes since they are designed to control environmental factors such as the concentration of airborne particles, chemical vapors,...

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Using Composites to Combat Homelessness

Homelessness is a pervasive problem in the United States, with an estimated 500,000 people experiencing homelessness on any given night. This problem affects people of all ages, races, and...

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How Coastal States Are Using FRP to Ward Off the Sea

Sea walls are important coastal protection structures that help prevent flooding and erosion. They are often built to create a barrier along the shoreline, providing the needed structural...

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FRP for Dockside Dolphins

As any maritime engineer knows, dolphins are an essential part of coastal infrastructure. They are used to protect docks and bridges from the damage caused by ships, to provide a stable...

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FRP for Storing and Transporting Industrial Chemicals

Chemical transport and storage is a critical aspect of any industrial or manufacturing operation. Chemicals need to be moved from one place to another for a wide variety of reasons,...

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FRP for Ammonia Fuel Cell Housings

Fuel cells are an essential part of many modern devices, from cars to portable electronics. A fuel cell consists of two electrodes separated by an electrolyte, which allows electrons to...

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FRP for Shipping Containers

Shipping containers are an essential part of the global economy. They allow goods to be transported quickly, safely, and efficiently from one side of the world to the other.

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FRP for Chemical Storage Tanks - Improving Essentials

One often overlooked but absolutely essential component of any chemical testing or manufacturing facility is the storage tank. A chemical storage tank is an essential piece of equipment for...

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FRP - Improving Trench Drains

The importance of proper drainage systems can hardly be overstated. Any time that water is allowed to build up on the ground, it can lead to a number of adverse effects, including flooding...

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FRP Improves Electrical Substation Design & Resilience

An electrical substation is a critical piece of infrastructure that plays an essential role in ensuring that the power grid can deliver electricity to homes and businesses across the...

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FRP for Handrails and Guardrails

Handrails and guardrails are essential safety features that are commonly used in public places. Handrails are typically installed on stairways and escalators, providing support for climbing...

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FRP and Fiberglass Fire Doors

Fire doors are one of the most critical tools we have to stop the spread of fires. They are typically made of metal or another fire-resistant material, and they are designed to close...

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Carbon Fiber Musical Instruments

When designing a musical instrument, it is essential to choose the right material. The material must be able to produce the desired sound, be durable enough to withstand repeated use, and...

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Difference & Benefits Between FRP and Fiberglass

In the world of construction and manufacturing, there are many materials used to create strong and reliable products. Engineers need to be aware of the materials that can help them develop...

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How Can Pultrustion Improve a Cooling Tower?

A cooling tower is a heat exchanger that reduces water temperature when air and water are brought into contact with one another. In addition to evaporative cooling, towers may also use...

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Understanding Carbon Fiber Thermal Properties

Engineers have many options when it comes to materials for their new products or applications. Properly analyzing all property values while putting them into the context of end product...

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Pultruded Fiberglass for Hydroponics & Soilless Structures

Hydroponics is a method of crop cultivation that doesn't rely on soil. Instead, plants are grown in a controlled environment using water and nutrients.

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FRP in Prefabricated Building Materials

Prefabrication is one approach to construction in which building components are manufactured in a controlled environment, transported to a construction site, and assembled to form buildings.

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Pultrusion Resins: Spotlight on Unsaturated Polyesters

Fiber-reinforced plastics (FRPs) include a polymer matrix material and reinforcing materials like glass, carbon, and aramid fibers.

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Thermosets, Thermoplastics, and the Environment

Plastics. What comes to mind when you hear that word? Unfortunately for many people, it’s some version of this image. We’ve been haunted by pictures of overflowing landfills and polluted...

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Unlocking Green Construction Materials with FRP

While fiber reinforced polymers (FRPs) make great building materials on their own, their use as reinforcements in combination with more traditional construction materials like wood and...

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3D Printing with FRP

Fiber-reinforced plastics (FRPs) are composite materials made up of a polymer matrix reinforced with fiber. The unique combination of physical properties found in FRPs can bring significant...

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What Is Carbon Fiber?

Composite materials of various kinds have an important place in modern manufacturing, particularly in industries like aerospace that require materials with high strength that are also...

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Recycling Fiberglass: What Are the Options for This Versatile Product?

Recently, we wrote about the problem of plastic waste and the potential impact bioplastic could have. Most of the plastic waste in the world comes from things like bags, food containers,...

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Can Bioplastic Make the Plastics Industry Greener?

Plastic is an incredibly useful material. It comes in a variety of forms for all sorts of applications. It is relatively inexpensive, durable, and strong. For these reasons, global...

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Everything You Want to Know about Fiber-Reinforced Plastic

The market for fiber-reinforced plastic was estimated at about $68 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach $109 billion by 2026.

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Embedded Sensors Help Monitor Composite Materials

Composites are increasingly used in demanding applications that require high-performance characteristics like strength and durability. Key areas include the aerospace and automotive...

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Fiberglass vs. Concrete Pool: Which Should You Choose?

We don’t know about you, but we’re feeling ready for summer. In our part of the country, summer means plenty of hot, humid days where getting into a pool seems like a really good idea.

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Fiber Reinforced Polymer: What’s Next?

Fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) went from non-existent to being an important material used in an amazing variety of applications in a relatively short time.

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Wind Turbine Blades: How Composites Power Green Energy

When it comes to power generation, there has been a lot of effort in recent decades to move towards greener sources. While solar has also seen strong growth, wind has become the most...

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What Is Epoxy?

Epoxy is something you’re probably already familiar with. Many people would recognize it as a two-part adhesive commonly sold alongside wood glue, Elmer’s, and other similar products.

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The History of Plastic

Imagine a world without plastic. It’s a bit difficult, isn’t it? Though a relatively new invention, plastic has quickly become a central ingredient that makes modern life possible. We...

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Fiberglass Rebar: A Solution to Our Infrastructure Problem?

We have an infrastructure problem. Many of the structures built in this country over the past several decades are showing signs of age and will need to be repaired or replaced in the coming...

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Composites Revolutionize an Industry: The Wooden Skyscraper

When the first skyscrapers began to appear in Chicago and other American cities at the beginning of the 20th century, they were a marvel of modern technology. Innovations in the process of...

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The Advantages of Fiberglass Rectangular Tubing

One of the great things about pultruded fiberglass is the flexibility the production process allows for. Any number of different profiles can be created, which opens up room for a lot of...

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The History of Pultrusion

Pultrusion is becoming an increasingly important manufacturing process. The pultrusion industry is expected to reach $110 billion this year, thanks to the expansion of the use of pultruded...

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Scientists Achieve Decades-Long Quest with New Polymer

For those of us involved in engineering and manufacturing products, it is always exciting to hear about new developments in materials science. Past discoveries have opened up whole new...

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New Construction Tech: The 3D Printed House

At the very end of 2021, news outlets all over the country reported on Habitat for Humanity’s recently constructed 3D printed house.

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The History of Fiberglass

Fiberglass has become a ubiquitous product in today’s world. You almost certainly have several fiberglass products in your home (or even on it). In 2020, total global glass fiber demand...

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Pykrete: The Obscure Composite That Almost Helped Win WWII

We often write here about innovative uses of fiberglass and other composite materials. Today we’re going to highlight a very unusual composite you’re probably never heard of that almost...

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What Are Composite Materials?

When you pause to notice, it is amazing how many different materials we use on a daily basis.

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Do Fiberglass Pultrusion Strengthen Wood Products?

The popularity of composite products such as composite decks has raised a fresh debate about the future of construction in the last decade. What do you prefer: original wood or composite...

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Fiberglass Bows: New Tech for an Ancient Weapon

The bow and arrow is one of the oldest human inventions, found throughout history all over the world as a tool for hunting and war.

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Fiberglass Pultrusion- Major FRP Resins and Their Various Applications

Are you a design engineer or a purchasing manager? Does your company manufacture products that utilize our fiberglass rods, tubes, channels, angles, bars?

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Fiberglass Composite: What is it and What are Its Application Areas?

Are you a design engineer or purchasing manager for companies that manufacture products that utilize fiberglass rods, tubes, channels, angles, bars, etc.?

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Exciting Products Being Manufactured with Composites

Thanks to their exceptional qualities and customizability, there's a growing interest in plastic composite building products. Composites can be engineered to deliver unique and specific...

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Tencom is a U.S. Based FRP Pultrusion Manufacturer

Have you been looking for a lasting solution to your rusty and rotting products like doors? If yes, then getting a pultruded product replacement is the best decision that you could ever...

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The Flexibility of Design

In recent years, Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) composites are increasingly popular in construction is because they enable innovative designs in architecture.

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Pultruded Profiles Experience Rising Popularity

Pultruded Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) composites are making strides into sectors across the board. These composites are extremely durable, have a long service life, low maintenance...

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Elements of Pultrusion

Pultrusion is a method of manufacturing that refers to a continuous or uninterrupted process that utilizes fiber reinforcements or another resin matrix's to produce cross-sectional...

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The Potential of  Composites

Across the board, composite products are experiencing growing demand and are becoming a staple of the global manufacturing economy.

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Pultruded Applications for the Home (Part 3)

In this post, we feature a few other applications of pultruded composites for the home.

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Pultruded Applications for the Home (Part 2)

In the second part of our series on Pultruded Applications for the Home, we look at a few pultruded profile applications used in homebuilding.

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Pultruded Applications for the Home (Part 1)

Residential construction requires different products from those used in commercial buildings. Even though residential sub-divisions don’t usually have skyscrapers, home project builders,...

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Thermoset and Thermoplastic Resins

Fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) profiles are diverse composite materials used in a range of industries around the world. From aerospace to telecommunications to architecture and construction...

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The Differences between Fiberglass and Carbon Fiber

Composite products have increasingly become a common feature of today’s world, used heavily in the building and construction, infrastructure, utility distribution and auto industries.

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Recycling Efforts for Composites

There has been much discussion about the environmental benefits of using pultruded materials, but what about the products at the end of their useful life? Can such materials be reused?

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Using Polymers to Reinforce Structures

Over the last decade, with industries taking to investments in new innovative materials rather than using traditional ones, Fiber Reinforced Polymers (FRPs) have surfaced as preferred...

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Why Pultruded Products Are Better for the Environment

The current discussion about climate and pollution has once again brought to the fore the need for the world to change especially in the use of traditional products in manufacturing.

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Addressing Common Questions about Pultruded Products

Pultruded fiberglass has earned its place as one of the most versatile construction materials in the world. Its sustainability and unique properties allow it to successfully replace...

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Fiberglass Properties and Applications

Fiberglass pultrusion provides a wide range of compelling advantages that are not available in any other type of product.

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Customized Profiles for Your Projects

There are many advantages to customizing pultruded profiles for your project/s especially when properly implemented through quality assured engineering and processing.

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Use Fiberglass for Customized Profiles

More and more sectors are beginning to turn to composites to replace old school materials such as metals and wood.

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Polyester, Vinyl Ester and Phenolic Resins

In the last few years, pultruded products have become increasingly popular. In the years to come, results of recent surveys have found that these products are expected to become even more...

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Pultruded Profiles Take the Place of Wood

Many utilities, distribution and electrical companies make use of wooden poles, rods and bars because of their low initial cost only to find that their maintenance needs and sustainability...

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Working with Polyurethane

Lately, manufacturers have begun working with another material: polyurethane (PU). Compelling research and analysis about polyurethane's solid performance characteristics have resulted in...

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Tailoring Epoxy to Your Needs

Pultruded fiber reinforced polymers (FRPs) are diverse composite materials used in different applications from aerospace to infrastructure and everything in between.

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Shining the Spotlight on  CAMX 2021

Come October, there is a fantastic opportunity to meet in person and network with businesses, professionals, managers, suppliers and executives who are in the composites field. For those...

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Rehabilitating US Bridges with FRPs

Did you know that four in ten bridges in the United States are over 50 years old? The 2017 Infrastructure Report Card by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) found that out of the...

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Diverse Applications for Polymers

Composites are created when two or more materials are combined with a polymer matrix.

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Uses of Fiberglass in Industrial Applications

Fiberglass Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) composites are used in many industries across the board. Because FRP profiles are versatile and flexible, it’s hard to find an industry that can’t...

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Composites Beyond 2021

The demand for Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) composites is exploding in usage across a broad range of industries. It is lightweight, stronger and is more sustainable than old-school...

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Flexible Design Options with Fiberglass

Ask a person what makes a good design and more than likely, you will get a number of different answers. According to Dieter Rams ─ a well-known German Industrial designer:

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Increasing Demand  for Pultruded Profiles in Four Sectors

Pultruded products are very versatile, lightweight and extremely durable. They are being used to replace other materials such as wood, steel, aluminum and other materials. Their flexibility...

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Fiberglass Applications in the Home

Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) composites can be used not just for infrastructure, aerospace, and transportation, they can also be used to enhance home interiors and exteriors.

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Keeping Cool with Composites

Office buildings in major cities are very expensive to maintain. Typically, rent for office space comes at a premium with utilities tending to cost more as well especially in the summer.

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Resins and their Role in Custom Manufacturing

Pultrusion is a manufacturing technique used to make parts with a constant cross-section. The material is pulled through the die which closely controls the profile dimensions.

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Tencom Pultruded Fiberglass Profiles

Tencom manufactures a broad range of pultruded fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) ─ referred to as fiberglass ─ structural shapes and systems. Pultrusion is a proven technique of manufacturing...

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Pultruded Poles Stand Up to Harsh Weather

For decades, wood poles have been used to hold up utility lines. But, such poles are prone to environmental damage ─ wear and tear, decay, wind damage and inclement weather.

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The ABCs of Pultruded Profiles

Pultruded fiberglass angles, bars and channels (ABCs) provide multiple advantages and are more durable and versatile than traditionally used materials like wood, steel, or aluminum.

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Pultruded Tree Stakes and Driveway Markers

Tree stakes and driveway markers perform a tough function ─ they are subject to weather elements and have to withstand fluctuations in humidity, changes in temperature, rain, moisture,...

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Pultruded Rods Are Ideal Replacements for Traditional Materials

As raw materials, processing and transportation costs continue to increase overhead expenses for projects, project managers are beginning to look at alternatives to replacing traditional...

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How to Choose a FRP Manufacturer

Fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites are becoming increasingly popular across the board.

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Pultruded Supports for Barns, Decks and Porches

Water, weather elements, wear and tear and even pests can cause wood, steel or concrete to deteriorate which impacts the integrity of a structure or building.

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Applications Fuel Growth In GRE Piping

Glass fiber reinforced epoxy (GRE) pipes are making the case to be an excellent alternative to carbon steel pipes. With smooth internal surfaces, these enable high pipe flow capacity while...

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Fiberglass is Big Business

Did you know that glass fiber is used in many forms though many people do not realize this because the applications are mostly hidden?

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Composites are Replacing Traditional Materials

Across a wide range of industries, project managers and engineers are finding that composites are a suitable replacement for traditional materials such as metals and wood.

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Corrosion Eats Into Your Project's Bottom Line

As technology evolves, many industries require specific products with properties that traditional materials ─ such as steel, aluminum, wood ─ cannot match.

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The Versatile Benefits of Fiberglass for  Work Sites

As COVID-19 makes its impact felt across industries across the board, companies are seeing a major impact on their costs, capital expenditure and earnings.

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Fiberglass as a Matter of Strength

Fiberglass Reinforced Polymer (FRP) ─ usually referred as fiberglass ─ is a composite comprising of a polymer resin matrix reinforced by embedded glass fibers.

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Composites: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going?

Once upon a time, early Egyptians and Mesopotamian settlers mixed mud and straw when they wanted to build strong and durable structures. The need gave rise to the composite product with the...

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Top 5 Reasons to Use Fiberglass in Home Building

Project engineers, developers, builders and architects are increasingly considering using fiberglass in home building.

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The Impact of Composite Products on Our Daily Lives

Composite products are used in many facets of our daily lives ─ they are in flooring, walls, your vehicle/s, and in your home.

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The Different Types and Forms of Fiberglass and How They Are Used

Fiberglass is a type of fiber-reinforced plastic where glass fiber is the reinforced plastic. That is why fiberglass is sometimes known as glass fiber reinforced plastic or glass reinforced...

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Composite Ramps Bridge Access Gap

In order for a train to pass the platform safely, there has to be a gap between the train and passenger platform to provide safe clearance for the train.

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The Outlook for Fiberglass Products in 2021

Fiberglass, also known as glass fiber is an increasingly popular material used across a range of industries. It’s lightweight, has high tensile strength, is stronger than most traditional...

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FRPs Provide Aesthetic Architecture Solutions

Fiberglass, also known as glass fiber, is more and more widely used both in the interior and exterior of buildings. Glass reinforced plastic (GRP) combines glass reinforced plastics, ...

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A Wood or Composite Fence - Which Should You Choose

Wood fences have been around for hundreds of years and are crafted in a variety of styles and painted or stained with different colors. In some areas of the United States, materials such as...

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Composites  Reinforce Concrete Structures in Infrastructure

In the United States, nearly half of its infrastructure is aging and in urgent need of repair and/or replacement.

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All Decked Out with Composites

Traditional wood decks require many hours of tender loving care every year. Hands up all home owners who have had to pressure wash, stain, repaint, or replace the deck of your house? If you...

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Composite Poles Outlast Wood

Think of the utility pole and most often, the wooden pole comes to mind. Whenever severe weather happens, an age old problem surfaces where the power supply to that part of the country is...

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Composites Boost the Need for Speed

Put yourself in the shoes of a race car driver where his whole mindset is geared towards speed and performance.

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Infrastructure Applications Drive Demand for Pultruded Rods

Fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) rods can be made for a wide range of applications in the infrastructure and building and construction industries.

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Pultruded Strength Members Improve Wood, Metals, and Thermoplastics

High-strength wood is expensive and difficult to obtain. This is where the pultruded reinforcement can be used on wood to maintain and increase its strength. Glue laminated (or Glulam)...

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Why Pultruded Profiles are Stronger and Last Longer

Fiberglass Reinforced Polymer (FRP) profiles are particularly useful in applications where metals are unable to provide an optimal solution: for example, where corrosion is a concern or...

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Pultruded Fuse Casings

Vulcanized fiber was used as the casing material for the common one-time industrial fuses. This material was used as an enclosure for the fuse element serving as an arc quencher and burst...

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Applications and Uses for Fiberglass Bars

Composite products are very different from traditional materials. They derive their structural properties mostly from fiber reinforcement.

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Making the Case for Using Carbon Fiber In Construction

Quietly but surely, a big change is taking place in the construction industry. Traditional building materials like wood and metals such as steel and aluminum are being replaced by composite...

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How Does The Weather Affect FRP Utility Poles?

When we think about the utilities sector, the first thing that probably comes to mind is electricity. For many years, wood materials have been used to build power poles that run electricity...

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7 Compelling Reasons To Use FRP Bars in Construction

The construction industry is always on the hunt for better alternatives to traditionally used materials like wood, steel and aluminum. Emerging as a viable alternative for a variety of...

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FRPs Shift the Auto Industry Into High Gear

Since the 1980s, the auto industry as a whole has been continually looking for vehicles that can go faster and are more energy efficient.

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The Advantages of Fiberglass Bass Boats

How do you differentiate one type of bass boat from another? Bass boats ─ used by professional and competitive anglers ─ are designed specifically for fishing in lakes, streams and rivers.

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FRP Composites Replace Steel in Bridge Repairs Across the Country

When it comes to bridges, the United States has many that are in need of repair. Overhauling an existing bridge is an undertaking that used to cause many contractors to tremble. However,...

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The Advantages of Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites

What are Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) and Glass Reinforced Polymer (GRP) profiles and what are they best suited for?

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Shaping the Demand for Pultruded Products

What exactly is Pultrusion? Pultrusion is a manufacturing process that changes reinforced fibers and liquid resin into a fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP).

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Fiber Reinforced Polymer Profiles for Architecture and Construction

The times, they are a-changing. The traditional mindset of using wood, steel and aluminum in the architecture and construction sectors is fast being replaced with the use of new,...

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FRP Composites Aid Accessibility to Public Transportation

Although ramps have been around for hundreds of years, it wasn’t until the 1950’s that people began to realize just how necessary ramps are.

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Revamping New York's Public Transit Tunnels with FRP Composites

Making major changes to infrastructure that is already established can be every city planner’s worst nightmare.

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Fiberglass and Carbon Fiber Used to Build Nature-Inspired Pavilion

It’s no secret that Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) composites are often used to reinforce buildings, but did you know that they can also be combined to create gorgeous structures that...

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Is Human Flight Possible with the Help of FRP Composites?

Although airplanes were invested in 1903 by the Wright Brothers, human flight has been a dream of mankind for thousands of years.

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Build a Flying Car Out of FRP Composites

When it comes to Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) composite materials, no industry or mode of transportation is off-limits.

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FRP Breaching Tool Handles Keep First Responders Safe

While Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) composites can be used in infrastructure and construction to make flame-retardant buildings, not every facility is made with these fire-proof materials.

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FRP Composite Utility Poles Withstand Forest Fires

Here at Tencom, we love to talk about how fire-resistant our Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) composite products are.

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Build a Lattice Tower with FRP Composites

If you are familiar with the ancient narrative known as the Tower of Babel, then you probably know what it might have looked like and whether or not it could be rebuilt today.

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