Glass Fibers

ACI publishes code requirements for GFRP rebar

New comprehensive building code requirement covers the use of nonmetallic, GFRP reinforcing bars in structural concrete applications that are covered by ACI 318-19.  


CAMX 2022 exhibit preview: Olin Epoxy

Olin Epoxy offers a portfolio of epoxy systems for challenging applications. Litestone, Voraforce and Airstone aim to resolve problems and support customers’ business growth.


University of Miami faculty explore ways to improve resilience of coastal structures

Engineering and ocean sciences faculty members receive federal research funding to delve into how they can strengthen coastal buildings and seawalls in the face of climate change through new materials and better-designed structures.  

Glass Fibers

Neuvokas fiberglass rebar earns Department of Transportation product approval

Texas, Maryland and Virginia have all approved the GatorBar fiberglass rebar product to ensure it meets the highest industry standards. 

Glass Fibers

Owens Corning and Pultron Composites form joint venture to produce fiberglass rebar

Composites companies pivot to increase market access to Pinkbar + Fiberglas Rebar and Mateenbar Fiberglas Rebar, expound on the growing rebar industry.  

Natural Fibers

Basanite basalt rebar chosen to reinforce underground concrete structures

Indian Creek Village, an island municipality located in Florida, selected BasaFlex and BasaMesh fiber reinforcement products as alternatives to steel rebar.


Pultron Composites introduces the Pultrusion Guide

The free, downloadable 15-page guide is geared toward engineers and industry leaders, providing an overview on developing products with pultrusion and GFRP.

Glass Fibers

Mateenbar GFRP rebar supports concrete sculpture

The Giant, a six-ton sculpture based in United Arab Emirates, comprises FRP rebar to eliminate the risk of corrosion, extend life cycle and maintenance.


Pultron Composites implements flexible composite rebar for skate park construction

The $2.6 million redevelopment for a skate park in Gisborne, New Zealand, reinforced its concrete with GFRP rebar, which easily bent to accomodate complex curves and improved construction times.

Glass Fibers

Saudi Aramco inaugurates first GFRP rebar production facility

A joint venture between Pultron and IKK now has a dedicated facility, IKK Mateenbar, to manufacture and supply corrosion-free fiberglass rebar for infrastructure projects in Saudia Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa.


Aramco, ACI launch new center to develop, promote nonmetallic material use for construction

Center of Excellence for Nonmetallic Building Materials to develop, disseminate and adopt consensus-based standards for concrete design, construction and materials.


Advanced Infrastructure Technologies launches third division for FRP composites

New operating division AIT Manufacturing currently offers GBar, GBolt, GMat, GCage and GWall composite products for the infrastructure industry.

National Composites Week: Why are composites essential?

On the last day of the 2020 National Composites Week, composites professionals tell us why they think composites are essential. A million thanks to everyone who participated.

Carbon Fibers

The growing role of composites in infrastructure

From bridges to rebar and pilings, composites provide installation and life cycle cost savings over steel and concrete.

Composites 2020: A Multitude of Markets

The manufacturing world likes to think of composites fabrication as a single, global entity that operates to serve its customers’ needs with a variety of highly engineered parts and structures.

Glass Fibers

National Composites Week: Sustainability

As we celebrate National Composites Week, here are just a few of the many ways the composites industry is working toward a sustainable world.


USQ holds composite rebar workshop

Internationally-renowned expert provides Australian civil and composite engineers with workshop on the use of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composite materials in infrastructure.


Passion, persistence and patience – winning the long game

The American Composite Manufacturers Association (ACMA) and others have been pushing for the widespread use of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) rebar in infrastructure construction for decades. Now, the industry is starting to see some major wins.


Special events round out CAMX experience

CAMX offers several special events for show-goers, which may fit your schedule.


CAMX 2018 preview: Olin

Epoxy manufacturer Olin Corp. (Clayton, MO, US) is unveiling several new technologies for composite applications, which will be shown in finished products on display in Olin’s booth


Can we achieve global standards for composites?

It is the relative lack of such standards that presents one of the highest hurdles to composites adoption, and also is incredibly difficult to address.

Poly/Vinyl Esters

Pultruded composites market growing, says EPTA

The European Pultrusion Technology Association (EPTA, Frankfurt, Germany) has published an in-depth report on its highly successful 2018 conference, held in Vienna on March 1-2, 2018. The 12-page document, World Pultrusion Conference 2018: Attractive Long-Term Prospects for Pultruded Composites, is available to download from the EPTA website.


Five highlights from JEC World 2018

It’s not Spring without a trip to Paris, France for the JEC World 2018 composites conference. It’s become a very big show, and thus, offers some big announcements and some developing trends.


KraussMaffei opens second R&D pultrusion line

KraussMaffei’s TechCenter in Munich now features two pultrusion lines, one to fabricate rebar and the other to fabricate flat profiles.

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