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A fiberglass product is any utility that is composed of a glass reinforced polymer. Glass reinforced polymers are also known as glass reinforced plastic, fiberglass reinforced plastic or simply fiberglass. Read More…

Fiberglass Products Fiberglass products are important industrial, commercial and consumer utilities that have uses as containers, in buildings, in vehicles and in a very extensive range of other contexts.
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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 ensures the highest quality fiberglass fabrications.

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All Plastics and Fiberglass, Inc. $$$

Muncie, IN  |  765-286-0533

Arrowhead has been in the composite molding business for 40+ years. We supply parts to many different customers in a variety of different industries. Such industries include but are not limited to: agriculture, truck and bus, marine, transportation, commercial and specialty vehicle and equipment manufacturers. We specialize in both open and closed molding and have many years of experience converting products made from traditional materials to fiberglass in order to save our customers money.

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Arrowhead Plastic Engineering, Inc. $$$

Ardmore, OK  |  580-389-5421

Since the 1950’s, Beetle Plastics has been a designer and manufacturer of composite and fiberglass products. We specialize in cooling tower piping, and also offer fiberglass tanks, vessels, and processing equipment. We offer composite and fiberglass fabrication to meet your needs.

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Beetle Plastics, LLC $$$

Newnan, GA  |  888-960-6289

Century Composites is a major manufacturer and stocking supplier of fiberglass components and fiberglass gratings including stair treads, tread covers, deck top gratings, mesh, hold-down clips and grit plates. We also produce custom fiberglass and thermoplastic materials.

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Century Composites, Inc. $$$

Wichita, KS  |  316-264-9541

Fiber Dynamics is a leading provider of out-of-autoclave processed components, specializing in RTM, for over 20 years. Our capabilities include turn-key production solutions with design, tooling, machining, fabrication and assembly processes. These capabilities, plus world-class operational management, AS9100 / NADCAP accreditation make FDI an outstanding solutions partner for our customers.

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Fiber Dynamics, Inc. $$$
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In the simplest terms, fiberglass is the combination of glass fibers and plastic material. Usually fiberglass compositions involve one or more additives, and they vary in terms of their construction and physical properties. But the defining characteristics of all fiberglass products are light weight and high strength. The strength-to-weight ratio of fiberglass is the main reason for its popularity.

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As a construction material, fiberglass sheets, panels and pipes are prized for their light weight, which makes them easy to transport and install, and for their high strength, which makes them suitable for use as building components like skylights, plumbing and even trim. Fiberglass can also be used as insulation in buildings, homes, stoves, refrigerators, furnaces and in many other contexts. Fiberglass products are also used in the construction of boat hulls, go-kart bodies, large storage tanks and automobile parts.

Because of the extensive variety of fiberglass products, an equally wide variety of fiberglass materials and production methods are necessary to accommodate them. Different fiberglass materials exhibit different physical qualities. Strength, durability, UV resistance, optical clarity and other qualities depend on the concentration and the way in which glass fibers are combined with thermoplastic materials.

Fiberglass reinforced plastic tensile strengths can range from around 55 MPa to as high as 2,300 MPa. During a fiberglass production operation, once the appropriate fiberglass material has been chosen, a fiberglass fabricator must choose the appropriate fabrication method as well. Many of the most widely utilized fiberglass fabrication methods involve molding, and the two main fiberglass molding processes are open and closed molding.

The main difference between the two options is the shape and type of the mold. In both cases though, a thermoplastic resin is heated beyond its melting point in order to make it more responsive to forming. It can be heated in a mold or in a preheating basin, as is the case when molding mandrels are used. Then, once the resin has taken the appropriate shape, it is sprayed with fiberglass and other additives if necessary. The molded product is then allowed to cool and harden.

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