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  • Writer's pictureKaitlyn Pibernik

The global applications of fibreglass...

Fibreglass, as we know, is an incredibly versatile material and can withstand wind, pressure, and other corrosive elements. For this reason, we see fibreglass used in many projects as it is almost always the best fit. From rotating covers to pond moulds, we can use fibreglass as a sturdy and trustworthy material.

Globally In the wider world, we can see large infrastructure such as cladding and facades containing/being composed of mainly fibreglass for composites benefits - providing the most consistent and sturdy option for infrastructure projects. Infrastructure, in general, can see massive benefits from the use of fibreglass; most projects include wiring which must pass through the vessel, and fibreglass provides a flexible option so a team can thread wires and other sensitive machinery through the framework of the project. In Europe Swimming pools, ponds, and other large water features are Europe's new favourite thing, and fibreglass is the go-to material for when it comes to creating your dream project. At Corporate Engineering, we are seeing an influx of ponds, pools, and water feature moulds leaving our factory doors. There are many measurable benefits of choosing glass reinforces plastic for your project though, including these main pull factors:

  1. Speed of installation

  2. Speed of production

  3. Durability

  4. Safety

  5. Quality

  6. Absolutely maintenance-free

  7. Low chemical usage

  8. Surprising strength

  9. Custom colours/finishes

  10. Warranty

In America In the states, it's becoming more and more common to create windows and supporting beams (and most of the houses, actually) out of fibreglass. The reason why is far more elaborate than what you might have originally thought. Supporting beams, windows, frames, and sills, are being made out of fibreglass to mitigate degradation, and prolong the life cycle of these simple features of the household. Additionally, a more prevalent issue with wood products is a sudden increase in heating and cooling bills. This situation can develop from the natural deterioration that many wood products experience with time. Warped wood can place strain on windows and as a result, increase air infiltration. That pesky draft that abruptly manifested, will allow outside warm air or cold air to enter any room or area more than usual and thus require more energy to compensate for this influx. This of course raises utility costs. Fiberglass windows do not warp and thus can be exceptionally economical over the long term. - Triple In Africa We can observe a plethora of projects in Sewage Treatment with Fiberglass Tanks which have been perfected over the years with hundreds of Plants all over South Africa. Fibreglass tanks can be designed in most sizes and is very popular in many industries for their long-lasting durability.

Fibreglass tanks or vessels are ideal for storing water specially for rain harvesting, storing of potable and non-potable water, chemical containment, hazardous chemical containment, petroleum containment, and even wastewater treatment plants and septic tanks. Our fiberglass tanks are made especially robust for most applications one can think of. Fibreglass storage tanks can be installed underground or above ground and has far greater strength than plastic or polyurethane tanks when installed underground they normally collapse when left empty whereas fibreglass tanks can remain empty underground without collapsing for many years. Make sure to contact us for more information about our fibreglass storage tank options. - Phoenix Water


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