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    June 02, 2021

    See What FRP Composites Can Do for Your Construction and Infrastructure Projects

    FRP composite technology offers a wide range of products and solutions for construction and infrastructure projects. To better understand WHY and WHEN composites offer value in projects and WHAT infrastructure stakeholders...

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    Topics: American Composite Manufacturers Association, FRP Composites, FRP, ACMA

    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

    November 18, 2020

    FRP Inside Specialized Systems

    When you actually look at many of the products we use in our daily lives, you realize they aren’t just a conglomeration of parts—they are systems. If you get the opportunity to “lift the hood” and see what it takes to...

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    Topics: FRP Composites, FRP, FRP Manufacturer

    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

    April 22, 2020

    A Beginner’s Guide to FRP Composites

    When designing an infrastructure project, there’s a limited range of suitable materials. Finding the optimum material that is sturdy, wear-resistant, and safe for everyday use can be a challenge, which is why most projects...

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    Topics: FRP Composites, Composite Advantage, Fiber-Reinforced Polymer, FRP

    May 30, 2018

    Maintaining Balance: FRP Strikes Right Note With Old, Historic Bridges

    Bridges are often the topic of noteworthy lists due to some characteristic that sets them apart. For example, the oldest surviving roadway bridge is Northeast Philadelphia’s Frankford Avenue Bridge erected in 1697. The...

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    Topics: FRP Composites, vehicle bridges, frp bridge

    May 16, 2018

    Need To Super Size An FRP Composite Part?

    Composite Advantage has been fabricating and shipping large, highly loaded fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composite parts for more than a decade.

     In the summer of 2013, our team supplied Haverhill, Massachusetts’ historic ...

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    Topics: Infrastructure, FRP Composites, vacuum infusion

    May 02, 2018

    Rails-to-Trails Part 2:  Mile by Mile

    The administration unveiled a plan for fixing the nation’s infrastructure in February.  In 2020, federal transportation legislation will come due for renewal. The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has deemed the timing right and...

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    Topics: trail bridges, rails-to-trails, Infrastructure, FRP Composites

    April 18, 2018

    Final Thoughts on the National Bridge Preservation Conference

    Last week, I attended the National Bridge Preservation Partnership Conference in Florida.  This conference offers presentations from government agencies and industry on preservation technologies.  The conference is tied to the

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    Topics: bridges, pedestrian bridges, FRP bridge deck, FRP Composites, pedestrian bridge decks

    April 11, 2018

    Port To Port: Renovating Our Waterfront Infrastructure

     

     

    In our last blog we talked about the state of the nation’s ports, the amount of freight that moves through the U.S. and what it will take to modernize and rehabilitate America’s waterfront infrastructure. Improvement plans...

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    Topics: waterfront infrastructure, Infrastructure, FRP Composites, FRP Resource Center, Composite Advantage, infrastructure bill