Pultruded FRP Composites
Pultruded composite sections can be used to design and install lightweight, corrosion-resistant and electrically non-conductive alternatives to steel structures, particularly where speed and ease of construction are important. Pultruded FRP has performance characteristics similar to other construction metals, but unlike steel, it is EM/RF transparent and doesn’t disrupt equipment signals.
Our supply chain includes the world’s largest pultruded material supply company, which allows us to remain agile in solving the problem at hand while benefiting from economies of scale and case history. An immense portfolio of material characterization data enables Advantic engineers to deliver reliable and optimized structural design, so asset owners can rest assured they are meeting project requirements without waste or unnecessary conservatism.
Reinforcing fibers are saturated with resin and pulled through a heated die to form a part, which results in straight, constant cross-section profiles similar to standard steel shapes.
ASTM Value (FRP) Thermal conductivity C177 4 BTU-in/ft2/hr/°F Arc resistance D495 120 seconds Dielectric strength D149 35 KV/in
Designed for UV performance
Enables rapid cleaning with aggressive solvents at high pressures
- Structural profiles and plates
- Decking and planking
- Platforms, stairs, ladders and cages
- Handrails, guarding and kickplates
- Grating and gridmesh
- Bridge components
- Structural building panels
- Sheet piling and round pile
- Containment systems
- Ballistic and storm panels
- Connection hardware
The Bottom Line
Pultruded FRP composites are ideal for structural elements where:
- Strong, lightweight structural performance is required
- Corrosion affects steel or other metallic structural members
- Installation speed is important to overall project economy
- Prefabrication enables rapid construction
- Recurring maintenance costs of conventional steel drive up operating expenses
- Cost or performance of stainless steel or other exotic alloys is prohibitive
- RF permeability is critical
- Low thermal or electrical conductivity is paramount
Pultruded FRP can be designed to easily work in conjunction with other construction materials to create an optimal cost-to-benefits outcome.
Composites are not a one-size-fits-all product. We work with every client—from start to finish—to understand their challenges and address their specific needs. Contact us today to discuss how composites can elevate your project.