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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. $$$

Whitestown, IN  |  317-769-3455

For over 40 years, WYN Industries, Inc. has been committed to providing custom solutions for all of your fiberglass needs. We offer fiberglass grating and structural components in a wide range of sizes and shapes. Other products include custom platforms and staircases for your workplace.

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WYN Industries, Inc. $$$

Blackville, SC  |  800-527-1572

Our fiberglass items are a great alternative to metal. These products are not only flexible and lightweight but also very durable. Turn to us for your fiberglass fabrication needs. Our engineers can create fiberglass protective coverings, machine housings and more. Our teams utilize open molding and infusion to ensure the quality of our items. Please give us a call today!

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Augusta Fiberglass $$$

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 Quality Management System.

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Osborne Industries, Inc. $$$

Mount Pleasant, PA  |  724-547-4581

C-K Composites manufactures a wide variety of tubes for OEM, military, and commercial applications. C-K Composites filament-wound products utilize fiberglass roving reinforcements in a specialized epoxy resin matrix. Filament-wound fiberglass tubes provide a very high strength-to-weight ratio, excellent electrical insulation properties and high resistance to corrosion.

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C-K Composites, 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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