Pultruded composite advantages for structures and building
With any new product development, it is often for two or three critical advantages that engineers specify a pultruded GFRP composite solution, such as:
- corrosion resistance
- high chemical resistance
- zero maintenance
- life cycle cost savings.
Unlike steel, GFRP composites do not corrode and require no maintenance. This is why engineers are seeking out GFRP composite products and profiles to use in projects from bridges to underwater structures in some of the most aggressive and demanding environments.
Custom fiberglass composites deliver 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 limitless.
Our niche is developing round rods and small-cavity GFRP composites using the pultrusion process – a specialty field that is 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 take a GFRP composite profile to a whole new level of strength and performance.
Achieving engineering standard compliance
We ensure our composite 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™ composite rebar in the world’s biggest GFRP reinforced project, the 23km Jizan Flood Mitigation Channel here.
Where our composite products are making a difference
Custom GFRP composite products are the future of infrastructure, delivering sustainability and life cycle cost savings. Other infrastructure solutions we've developed include:
- Mateendowel™, 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.