May 10, 2022

    Climate Change, the Electric Grid and Fiber Reinforced Polymer

    Climate change is negatively affecting everyone and everything, including infrastructure. Even without climate-related problems, the United States’ infrastructure is in sorry shape. The Council on Foreign Relations has explained...

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    Topics: FRP Composites, utility poles, utility

    April 13, 2022

    ‘Penta’ Loses Registration, FRP a Strong Wood Alternative

    Wood treatment facilities using pentachlorophenol – commonly referred to as “penta” – have until February 2027 to use penta on their products, while penta manufacturers must cease penta production by February 2024.

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    Topics: FRP Composites, utility poles, utility

    September 30, 2021

    Futuristic FRP Products Showcase Storm and Fire Resiliency at The Utility Expo

    At more than 1.4 million square feet, the Utility Expo is one of the largest trade shows to feature the latest utility technology and products. On this enormous stage, composites continue to show visitors and experts alike that...

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    Topics: FRP, utilities, utility poles, fire sleeve

    September 24, 2021

    Beat The Heat With FRP Utility Poles And Fire Sleeves

    CNBC recently reported that grid operators in the Western U.S. are struggling to keep operations running smoothly in the face of wildfires and drought. On August 31, 2021, the U.S. Drought Monitor recorded moderate to severe...

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    Topics: FRP, utilities, utility poles, fire sleeve

    April 09, 2020

    Storm Hardening

    The United States has experienced a number of large storms within the last ten years, ranging from ice and snow to hurricanes, storm surges, and strong winds. After each storm, there has been an increased focus on the response....

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    Topics: utilities, utility poles, utility, storm hardening

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