Sectors

Transport

In the transport industry the use of these profiles has meant a revolution. Fiberglass offers excellent properties, both mechanical and chemical, as well as lightness, which undoubtedly have made them amply popular in comparison to conventional materials. All of it without compromising safety. Fiberglass’ properties are the following:

  • Mechanical Resistance to collision.
  • Insulating properties, both thermal and acoustic.
  • Fireproof properties.
  • Lightness.
  • Durability.
  • Flexibility.

These profiles can be used to carry out different installations: junction angles between panels, corner guards and flats as reinforcement and insulation and other structural profiles are some of the uses fiberglass provides offers within this sector. Within the sector of air transport, they are used for the manufacture of components for aircraft fuselage

Chemical Industry

Chemical industry is one of the most benefitted from the use of fiberglass in its facilities. Its properties as an insulator, both thermal and magnetic, resistance to different chemical agents and areas with adverse weather conditions increase the popularity of this type of profiles over conventional materials.
Fiberglass’ properties within this sector are the following:

  • Resistance to diverse chemical agents.
  • Resistance to corrosion.
  • Resistance to adverse weather conditions.
  • High durability.
  • Lightness.

Fiberglass profiles are used for the manufacture and construction of walkways, cat staircases or access stairways for different installations and machinery. Its great resistance and durability enable its reuse in other facilities and installations, which means a considerable saving for the client. The lightness that they provide installations with renders the use of heavy machinery unnecessary, both for their transportation as for their final installation.

Water treatment

Water treatment is another sector amply benefitted by the use of fiberglass profiles. These, with their excellent properties in wet areas and with adverse weather conditions, make them continuously used in this sector, hence, replacing conventional materials.
Fiberglass’ properties within this sector are the following:

  • Resistance to wet areas.
  • Resistance to adverse weather conditions.
  • Resistance to corrosion.
  • Resistance to diverse chemical agents.
  • High durability.
  • Lightness.

Architecture

Architecture has always strived to search for designs that meet the needs of both the architect and the client. Thanks to the pultrusion process, the possibility of creating different types of profiles are unlimited, so a new design field in which both parts are bound to be fully satisfied emerges.

Fiberglass profiles have the following properties and advantages: mechanical and chemical resistance, resistance to corrosion, insulator, lightness and fireproof properties are some of the characteristics that make the use of fiberglass profiles increasingly popular over conventional materials in both domestic and public works.

They offer multiple possibilities of installation: façades, billboards, walkways and grid systems with structural purposes are some of their most common applications.

Agricultural holding and livestock farming

Agricultural holdings and livestock farms are possibly the most benefitted from the use of fiberglass profiling. These profiles have multiple applications in both sectors and their use is becoming more and more widespread in the latest years thanks to the advantages they offer over other conventional materials. Their resistance to adverse weather conditions enables their installation in outdoor areas without affecting any of their qualities. Moreover, their protection against UV-Rays and a variety of chemical agents prevent their deterioration over time. For this reason, their durability becomes evident, supposing a considerable saving for the client.
Fiberglass’ properties within this sector are the following:

  • Mechanical Resistance to impacts.
  • Resistance to corrosion.
  • Resistance to various chemical agents.
  • Lightness.
  • Non-existent Maintenance.

Fiberglass profiles have numerous applications within the Agriculture and Livestock sector: support for trees and plants, fences for animals, structural profiles for cattle breeding or construction of greenhouses are some of the most common ones.

Telecommunications

The sector of telecommunications is also benefitted from the use of these materials. Thanks to their mechanical and chemical resistance and resistance to corrosion, they can be installed outdoors without their qualities being affected. They can endure adverse weather conditions and have great durability, so they can be reused in diverse facilities.
Fiberglass profiling offers the following advantages for this sector:

  • High Impact Resistance.
  • Resistance to adverse weather conditions.
  • High Durability.
  • Lightness.
  • Insulating.
  • Transparent to EMI/RFI waves.

The most common use is as telecommunication antennas.

Building industry

Within the building industry sector, fiberglass corrugated bars are used as a support material and replace conventional steel bars, especially in restorations and construction of dikes and bridges. They offer great mechanical and chemical resistance which has made them gain popularity over conventional materials.
Conventional profiles are also used as façade elements, balcony coatings, etc.
The properties corrugated bars offer are really numerous:

  • Resistance to Chemical Agents.
  • Resistance to corrosion.
  • Mechanical Resistance.
  • Lightness.
  • Manageable.

Within the building industry sector, façade restoration, constructions near saline or wet environments or near the sea and prefabricated concrete elements are some of the applications of this material.

Electrical and electronic industry

The electrical and electronic sectors are also great beneficiaries of composite materials. Thanks to their properties of resistance to corrosion, mechanical and chemical resistance, they can be installed outdoors without the material’s properties being affected. All of it has contributed to their increasing popularity over conventional materials.
Some of the advantages of fiberglass are:

  • High Impact Resistance.
  • Resistance to corrosion.
  • Resistance to Chemical Agents.
  • Transparent to EMI/RFI waves.
  • Lightness.
  • Non-existent Maintenance.
  • High Durability.

Some of the most common applications of fiberglass within this sector are: posts and lampposts, insulating trays, stairways, antennas and electronic component parts, among other.

Alternative energies

Alternative energies also benefit from the use of the properties of fiberglass. Thanks to their properties of resistance to corrosion, mechanical and chemical resistance, they can be installed outdoors without the material’s properties being affected.
Their light weight renders the use of heavy machinery unnecessary, both for their manipulation and transport, which translates into a considerable saving for the client.
Some of the advantages of fiberglass within this sector are the following:

  • Resistance to corrosion.
  • Impact Resistance.
  • Resistance to UV-Rays.
  • Lightness.
  • Non-existent Maintenance.
  • Durability.

Some of the applications of fiberglass in the alternative energies sector include: components for wind turbines blades, support for solar panels and others.

Shipbuilding industry

Shipbuilding industries also benefit from this kind of materials. Composite materials provide this sector with properties such as chemical resistance to corrosion, mechanical resistance and, as such, high durability, which undoubtedly supposes an advantage over the use of conventional materials.
The properties that composite materials offer are the following:

  • Resistance to Chemical Agents.
  • Mechanical Resistance
  • Resistance to corrosion.
  • Lightness.
  • Durability.
  • Non-existent Maintenance.

Within this sector, composite materials are used in the following areas: stairways, handrails, catamaran battens, yacht components, buoys, masts, awnings, and others.

Leisure and recreation

Thanks to pultrusion, an unlimited number of profiles can be created which enable their applications to be used in different sectors. There is room in the leisure and recreation sector for these profiles, too. Hence, the possibilities of applications of this type of profiling increase even more.

Some of the applications of these profiles within this sector include: bows and arrows, structures for camping tents, structures for carnival costumes, fishing rods, oars, pennants, ski sticks, sport races signposts, kite structures and others.

Their properties of resistance, lightness and durability make possible their use over the years, which means a considerable saving for the client without compromising the properties and advantages that this type of profiling offers.

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