Fiberglass Enclosures

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Professional plastic fabricators combine plastic resins with fiberglass because of the qualities of strength that it adds to the plastic. For example, the tensile strength of un-reinforced polyester resin is about 55 MPa, while the tensile strength of polyester combined with chopped strand mat laminate is close to 100 MPa. Other fiberglass-plastic composites can have tensile strengths as high as 2,300 MPa. Read More…

Fiberglass Enclosures Fiberglass enclosures are boxes, cases, cabinets and other kinds of storage and transportation utilities made of glass reinforced polymer resins. Glass reinforced polymer resins are also known as glass reinforced plastics, fiberglass reinforced plastics or simply fiberglass. Fiberglass is a composite of a thermoplastic resin and glass fibers.

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Mobile, AL  |  800-226-1134

With over 100 years combined experience, All Plastics and Fiberglass has the experience to handle all your fiberglass needs. No matter how large or small the job is, AP & F is committed to a process that assures its valued customers of the highest quality fiberglass fabrications available on the market. You can count on AP & F, Inc.’s products to not only being the best, but also built to last.

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Compton, CA  |  310-328-6661

Fiberglass and composite production and tooling are what we're known for. We are a service company, and also known for making molds for other fiberglass companies to use. We have 25 plus years in the composites industry. For more information, please visit our website!

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Performance Composites, Inc. $$$

Holt, MI  |  800-610-0811

Molded Plastic Industries, Inc. has been manufacturing high quality fiberglass fabrication for over 30 years. Let our experienced staff help you select the most cost efficient manufacturing process for your unique application. The production team is ready to provide you with superior customer service and satisfaction. Call one of our service representatives today to learn more!

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Molded Plastic Industries, Inc. $$$

Portland, OR  |  503-775-7755

Miles Fiberglass has invested almost 50 years in the fiberglass and composites industry. Our company produces RV component parts, Rail car component parts, water storage tanks, showers, wind turbine component parts, cars and much more. Some processes include open mold spray up, vacuum bagging and resin infusion. For a complete listing of the processes we provide, view our website.

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Osborne, KS  |  800-255-0316

Osborne Industries specializes in liquid molding of thermoset resins. Our Resin Transfer Molding (RTM) and Reaction Injection Molding(RIM) processes allow flexibility for your fiber-reinforced project. Osborne has over 40 years of experience and has an ISO 9001 QualityManagement System.

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It is this quality of high tensile strength that makes fiberglass an attractive material for the construction of enclosures. In industrial and commercial contexts, fiberglass is used for the construction of tanks, pipes and other materials storage and transmission materials. Even some consumer products like tackle boxes and hand-operated spray pumps are often made of fiberglass.

Fiberglass is particularly well suited for use as an enclosure construction material because of its light weight, corrosion resistance and scratch resistance. The food industry, chemical plants, water treatment facilities and many other industrial and commercial operations make use of fiberglass enclosures for storage and shipping purposes.

Fiberglass enclosures are constructed of a mixture of glass fibers and resins. The small fibers are usually invisible without magnification. When saturated with polyester resin, the fibers harden into a very strong structure, which provides sturdy material for an enclosure. Fiberglass enclosures are resistant to extreme weather conditions, acid, bleach and some organic solvents. They also feature low friction, high dimensional stability and good mechanical strength.

Depending on the shape and size of the enclosure, a variety of processes can be used in the fabrication of fiberglass enclosures. Fiberglass fabricators have a range of tools at their disposal during fabrications processes. The most common fabrication method is molding, and there are a few different kinds of molding that are used for the creation of most fiberglass enclosures.

The process involves heating a thermoplastic resin beyond its melting point so it can be formed easily. The molten resin is then placed in a mold or on a mandrel and then sprayed with fiberglass and other additives. Once the materials have taken the appropriate shape, they are removed from the mold and prepared for shipment or additional processing if necessary.

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