Creative Pultrusions, Inc., successfully engineered, developed and manufactured two Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) fender pile profiles for bridge protection applications. The 12” and 16” diameter piles are manufactured with Creative’s SUPURTUF™ polyurethane resin matrix. The engineered matrix and glass reinforcement schedule, in combination with Creative’s proprietary high pressure direct injection technology, equated into a high energy absorbing impact superior product.
The energy absorption characteristics are very impressive and have exceeded our design goals. Florida DOT recognized the superior energy absorption characteristics of the piles and added the SUPERPILE® products to their Qualified Products List (QPL). QPL status gives Creative Pultrusions, Inc., the ability to supply fender piles on FLDOT bridge protection projects.
Established in 1973, Creative Pultrusions is located in Alum Bank, Pennsylvania, and is a subsidiary of Hill & Smith Holdings PLC, an international group with leading positions in the design, manufacture and supply of infrastructure products and galvanizing services to global markets. It serves its customers from facilities principally in the UK, France, USA, Thailand, Sweden, Norway, India and Australia. Headquartered in the UK and quoted on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: HILS.L), Hill & Smith Holdings PLC employs some 3,800 staff across 55 sites, principally in 8 countries.