AboutAndy Loff

    Andrew Loff is Vice President of Composite Advantage and is responsible for the technical operations. He is an industry expert in molding technologies including vacuum infusion. He has developed specialized molding methods and taught hands-on molding courses to the industry. Loff designs the innovative FRP structures manufactured by the company. He was previously Manager of Molding Technology at the National Composite Center. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Composite Material Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from Winona State University.

    September 17, 2020

    Taking the ‘A’ Train With FRP – Part Two

    Last week, we introduced you to Annadale Rail Station in Staten Island, New York and took you on a short walk through its storied history. Marrying advanced technology with history to preserve a site’s heritage while ensuring its...

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    Topics: Rail Platforms, FRP

    September 11, 2020

    Taking the ‘A’ Train – With FRP

    Staten Islanders have always had a bone to pick with New York City. It is the only borough not connected to the New York City Subway system. Nor did it have a bridge connecting it to the rest of city until 1960. Dubbed the...

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    Topics: Rail Platforms, FRP

    July 29, 2020

    The Wide World of Waterfront

    For millennia, water has been both the barrier and the connection between the diverse parts of the world. Where there is water, there is a waterfront that needs infrastructure to use and harness the power of water. FRP composite...

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    Topics: waterfront infrastructure, FRP

    July 22, 2020

    High Impact Answers to Fender Design Questions

    The higher the requirements, the better FRP compares as the solution. This was evident again in last week’s webinar on fender protection systems under high energy impacts. The high strength, low-stiffness structural behavior of...

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    Topics: fenders, FRP flexibility, FiberWALE

    December 05, 2019

    Pedestrian Bridge Surfaces - No Slipping!

    “It’s a slippery slope” [a course of action that could lead to trouble]. “He is a slippery fellow.” “The ice is slippery.”  As an adjective, the etymology of the word “slippery” is interesting because it has so many...

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    Topics: bridges, pedestrian bridges, trail bridges

    September 25, 2019

    PORTS 2019 Conference Recap

    Composite Advantage attended the PORTS 2019 Conference last week in Pittsburg Pennsylvania.  Like previous events, this was a great conference full of technical content and quality attendees.  As a company that designs and sells...

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    Topics: Conferences

    March 06, 2019

    Questions and Answers from Our FRP Piling Webinar

    We had a great webinar last week on the design of FRP pilings.  It was nice to get into the design details since FRP fender pilings provide an optimal combination of high strength and low stiffness that results in superior energy...

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    Topics: fenders

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