Fiberglass-reinforced Composite Products for Structures and Buildings
Fiberglass-reinforced composites present an exciting prospect to engineers and designers who are looking for solutions to deliver sustainable, lasting infrastructure with excellent life cycle cost savings.
With any new product development, it is often for two or three critical advantages that engineers specify a non-metallic composite solution, such as:
- high chemical resistance
- zero maintenance
- life cycle cost savings.
These products are replacing traditional materials in for projects in aggressive and highly corrosive environments.
Custom Fiberglass Composites Deliver Lasting Performance
By combining the pultrusion process, finishing technology, and Pultron’s leading expertise, the possibilities to change the way infrastructure is built for the better are unlimited.
Our niche is developing round rods and small-cavity GFRP composites that are well-suited to the demands of infrastructure.
We have developed and manufactured products that are making a difference in water treatment plants, mining, bridges, and other critical infrastructure. We can engineer various key properties into the profile – such as creep resistance, flex and fatigue resistance, or stiffness. By offering finishing technology or add-on components, we can deliver a custom product with a whole new level of strength and performance.
Achieving Engineering Standard Compliance
We ensure our products are compliant with the current engineering standards. A good example is Mateenbar™ concrete reinforcement which meets and exceeds the ASTM and ACI standards. It has also achieved approval from Saudi Aramco, Owens Corning, and many North American transportation departments including the Ontario Ministry of Transportation and the Florida Department of Transportation.
Download the academic report on the use of Mateenbar™ non-metallic composite rebar in the world’s biggest GFRP reinforced project, the 23km Jizan Flood Mitigation Channel here.
Where our Custom Fiberglass Composites are Making a Difference
Custom FRP composite products are the future of infrastructure, delivering sustainability and life cycle cost savings. Other infrastructure solutions we've developed include:
- Mateendowel™, is a corrosion-free joint system designed to provide excellent load transfer across expansion joints between slabs. Projects, where the dowels are used, include the Port of Rotterdam Container Terminal in the Netherlands and the Interstate 84 upgrade in Idaho, USA.
- A One-Step Composite Rock Bolt System, with high resistance to shock loading and outstanding torsional and shear strength.
- The Nirvana Pin used for concrete sandwich panels provides excellent energy efficiency (thermal conductivity of GFRP composites is only 1% that of steel), high shear strength (4 times better than steel), and excellent durability.