Fiberglass Panels

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They are made mostly of fiberglass reinforcement, which is composed of chopped or woven fiberglass threads and a thermoplastic resin, which when combined form a strong, chemically resistant material. It is light in weight and is therefore easy to transport, install and handle. Read More…

Fiberglass Panels Fiberglass panels are composite fiberglass products that have been molded into a flat shape. They may be detailed, curved, textured or made for a specific function, like a car door interior.

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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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Osborne Industries, Inc. $$$
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Panels made of fiberglass are used in a number of different industries, including building construction, agriculture, acoustics, automotive manufacturing and in sports equipment. Their most common use lies in the construction of greenhouses, outdoor patios and sheds. They serve as inexpensive roofing and siding and are especially helpful in greenhouses because they do not significantly block UV rays.

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Fiberglass panels are able to provide protection from harsh sunlight while still letting ultraviolet radiation through. Therefore, these panels also act as skylights and roofing for patios that contain plant life. Fiberglass can be transparent, translucent and a number of different colors, although green is by far the most common. It may be painted and is sometimes covered in gel that acts as a colorant.

Panels made of fiberglass are manufactured through one of two different processes: open or closed molding. Both use a mandrel or mold and apply layers of gel, fiberglass mat or fabric as well as a thermoplastic resin material, which may be vinyl, polyester, Furan, epoxy or another material. The process begins with producing the glass fibers, which are made by extruding molten glass through ultra-fine holes.

They are then chopped or woven into a mat to serve as the reinforcing agent that makes fiberglass panels so strong and rigid. Open molding consists of a single mold. The first layer, a gel coat, is applied and let dry. Next, the fiberglass material is rolled on, as is the spray-on resin material. Closed molding is similar but uses a mold consisting of two different, separate parts.

The gel and fiberglass layers are applied to one mold, and the other is then pressed against it. Next, the resin is injected in molten form. In both processes, the layers form a single composite material and are left to cure. After they have dried and formed the shape of the mold, newly formed fiberglass panels may undergo secondary processing like painting, punching or drilling. Fiberglass is a popular alternative to wood, steel and plastic because of its high strength-to-weight ratio.

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