Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP)

Rock Rebar® Reinforces Concrete
Wire Cloth and Mesh

Rock Rebar® Reinforces Concrete

Basalt’s Rock Rebar® has been approved for use in the Halls River Bridge. Concrete reinforcements from Basalt are available in three forms: FRP’s (Fiber Reinforced Polymers), GFRP (Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymers), and BFRP (Basalt Fiber Reinforced Polymers). 

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National Park Looking for Long Lasting Bridge Deck Replacement Product Chooses FiberSPAN
Decks and Decking

National Park Looking for Long Lasting Bridge Deck Replacement Product Chooses FiberSPAN

DAYTON, Ohio - The National Park Service got barely a decade of use out of the wood bridge deck installed on Hillside Pedestrian Bridge in Ohio’s Cuyahoga Valley National Park before rotting timbers and corroding steel forced the federal agency to close the structure and look for a longer lasting solution. The Federal Highway Administration specified FRP material in design plans for the new...

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FiberSPAN Wins Bid over Fiberglass Wood Decking for Ottawa's Historic Minto Bridges East and Center
Decks and Decking

FiberSPAN Wins Bid over Fiberglass Wood Decking for Ottawa's Historic Minto Bridges East and Center

DAYTON, Ohio –Â- When corrosion of the existing steel bridge deck grating supporting Ottawa, Canada’s historic Minto Bridges East and Center closed the spans to vehicular traffic, designers began looking for a durable, low-maintenance replacement. The truss bridges, built between 1900 and 1902, also needed a lightweight solution. Research led city engineers to choose a fiber reinforced...

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Guardrails and Railings

Bedford Reinforced Plastics to Exhibit at 2015 POWER-GEN International in Las Vegas

BEDFORD, Pa. - Bedford Reinforced Plastics, a leading manufacturer of fiberglass-reinforced polymer (FRP) structural profiles, pultruded and molded grating, will be exhibiting at the 2015 POWER-GEN International in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Las Vegas Convention Center from December 8-10(th )in booth No. 2808. POWER-GEN International is the world's largest power generation event focusing on the...

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Guardrails and Railings

Bedford Reinforced Plastics to Exhibit at 2015 LAGCOE Expo in Lafayette, Louisiana

BEDFORD, Pa. - Bedford Reinforced Plastics, a leading manufacturer of fiberglass-reinforced polymer (FRP) structural profiles, pultruded and molded grating, will be exhibiting at the 2015 Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition (LAGCOE) at the Cajundome and Convention Center in Lafayette, Louisiana from October 27-29. Held biennially since 1955, LAGCOE is one of the world's first oil and gas...

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Yarns

AGY Completes Capacity Expansions for Specialty Glass Fiber Products

AGY Holding Corp., a leading global producer of glass fiber yarns and high-strength glass fiber reinforcement materials, has completed capacity expansions for its S-2 Glass® and L-Glass™ specialty glass fiber product lines. Earlier this year, AGY announced plans to increase capacity of its specialty glass fiber products," said Patrick Burns, President CEO.Â-  "I am pleased to report...

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Interchangeable Motorboat Propeller Blades Made from Complet MT Long Glass Fiber Reinforced Composite Propels Piranha's Success
Composites

Interchangeable Motorboat Propeller Blades Made from Complet MT Long Glass Fiber Reinforced Composite Propels Piranha's Success

WINONA, MINN., USAÂ- – With repair costs from motorboat propellers striking submersed objects running up to several thousand dollars for complete lower unit rebuilds, Brad Stahl knew there had to be a better solution. His intuition led him to start Piranha Propellers of Jackson, Calif., which manufactures and sells replacement propellers featuring interchangeable blades made from long...

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Guardrails and Railings

Bedford Reinforced Plastics to Exhibit at 2015 Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Texas

BEDFORD, Pa.,Â- – Bedford Reinforced Plastics, a leading manufacturer of fiberglass-reinforced polymer (FRP) structural profiles, pultruded and molded grating, will be exhibiting at the 2015 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC2015) at NRG Park in Houston, Texas from May 4-7(th), 2015. Founded in 1969, the Offshore Technology Conference is the world's foremost event for the development...

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Miscellaneous Compounds

Sheet Molding Compound Solutions use boron-free glass.

Designed for automotive and transportation Sheet Molding Compound (SMC) applications, Advantex® ME1975Â- glass fiber multi-end roving creates Class A surface appearance without rippling. Providing optimal wetting performance with glass content as high as 60% in epoxy-based SMC applications, Advantex ME1510 can produce lighter and stronger products that can replace traditional metal in...

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Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP)

Owens Corning to Supply Growing North American Long Fiber Thermoplastics Market

Two new products from Owens Corning provide outstanding processing characteristics, helping producers increase capacity to meet a market expected to grow by 7.3% per year ORLANDO, Fla. - Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), a leading global producer of glass fiber reinforcements for composite systems, is preparing to meet growing demand for glass fiber reinforced long fiber thermoplastics (LFT) with two...

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