GFRP Pultrusions are an ideal alternative to steel and aluminum

The water sector is under ever-increasing demand from urban population growth, extreme weather events, and aging infrastructure. GFRP composites are becoming an increasingly popular alternative to steel, stainless steel, and aluminum due to their high durability and corrosion-resistant traits.

Our niche is developing rod / small-cavity GFRP composites using the pultrusion process – a specialty field that is well-suited to the demands of the water and wastewater treatment sector. We enhance the high mechanical performance characteristics together with the development of high-speed, low-cost finishing technologies.

GFRP composite development using the pultrusion process can be customized to:

  • have high flexural modulus to cope with high flexural load demands
  • increase asset life cycles and reduce expenditure on maintenance
  • be manufactured with tight tolerances when used as a system component.

Pultruded FRP composites in the water treatment sector

We have developed unique composite solutions for bubble matrix plates, submerged complex-shape profiles, and components for aeration systems.

FRP composites have a number of outstanding advantages for water treatment facilities including:

  • corrosion resistance
  • high chemical resistance
  • no maintenance requirements
  • low moisture absorption
  • excellent durability.

Our recent blog post, FRP Composites, the Sustainable Material for Water & Wastewater Treatment Applications, takes an in-depth look at why engineers are using pultruded composites to provide structural solutions for improved resilience.