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    June 30, 2021

    Look Behind the Label

    There is nothing more rewarding than when a customer dominates the competition because a newer technology took their product or system beyond its intended capacity or capability. More often than not, it is a key component or...

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    Topics: FRP Composites, Fiber-Reinforced Polymer, FRP, custom molding and OEM products, Crane outrigger pads

    June 25, 2021

    FRP vs. Fiberglass

    Some industry professionals use the terms “fiberglass” and “fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP)” interchangeably.  However, there is technically a difference as the two can refer to distinct products.  Below, we highlight what...

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    Topics: FRP Composites, Fiber-Reinforced Polymer, FRP, Fiberglass

    June 10, 2021

    From Uses to Field Services: Learn About FRP for Infrastructure

    Fiber-reinforced polymer, or FRP, is an engineered material used in many different types of infrastructure projects. Its uses range from bridge decking and utility poles to handrails and ladders, with plenty of room and design...

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    Topics: Fiber-Reinforced Polymer, FRP, field service

    May 12, 2021

    An Introduction to FRP Materials & Manufacturing Methods at CCG

    In recent years, fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) has become a widely accepted alternative to traditional building materials like metal and wood. The composite consists of a polymer resin matrix reinforced with fibers, which...

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    Topics: FRP Composites, vacuum infusion, Fiber-Reinforced Polymer, FRP, pultrusion, hand lamination

    March 29, 2021

    Heavy Lifting For Lightweight FRP Structures

    From the earliest historical accounts, structures were built from locally available materials. Rudimentary steel production can be traced to the 13th century BC [and earlier] where it was used to create basic shapes for...

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    Topics: Fiber-Reinforced Polymer, FRP, frp stairs, standard structurals, structural fabrication, pultrusion

    February 16, 2021

    It’s A New Day

    Some psychiatrists and scientists think the human brain is hardwired to do the same things over and over. They believe that this is the underlying reason people find change difficult. Navigating change can sometimes cause some...

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    Topics: Fiber-Reinforced Polymer, FRP

    February 10, 2021

    Cliff Notes For the Design and Evaluation of FRP Infrastructure Products

    For the last few weeks, we’ve been talking about the installation of a complex fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composite rail platform project at Chelsea Rail Station in Massachusetts. This particular project had a lot of...

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    Topics: Infrastructure, bridge design, Fiber-Reinforced Polymer, FRP, Weight

    October 21, 2020

    FRP Alternative Applications

    Fiber-reinforced polymers (FRP) are composite materials created by combining carbon, glass, or aramid fibers with a polymer matrix. FRPs can be manufactured to any size, shape, or color specification. They are lighter weight,...

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    Topics: FRP Composites, Fiber-Reinforced Polymer

    August 04, 2020

    FRP Composite Decking Installation

    Given the demanding structural loads of the bridges and rail platforms where Composite Advantage’s fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) FiberSPAN™ deck panels are used, our decking is engineered to meet specific requirements suited...

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    Topics: FiberSPAN, Fiber-Reinforced Polymer, FRP, Installation

    June 10, 2020

    In The Eye Of The Storm - FRP Solutions Stand Strong

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    As we emerge from a difficult, pandemic-ridden spring into summer’s heat, the next storms are already on the horizon — hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean for one.  From an infrastructure...

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    Topics: Fiber-Reinforced Polymer, FRP