Molded Fiber Glass Companies

Fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composite components and assemblies for a broad range of OEM and commercial applications. Provides strong, lightweight, corrosion-resistant, and cost-effective solutions to the transportation, wind energy, construction, public-safety, water-treatment, defense, and general industrial sectors.

2925 MFG Pl., PO Box 675
Ashtabula, OH 44005-0675 US

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SMC in transportation

SMC: Old dog, more tricks
In the sheet molding compound renaissance, the advent of new resins and compounds are broadening the definition and application of this versatile family of composites.

Class A composites: A history
Composites have made a lingering and increasingly positive impression in the for exterior automotive body panels.

Chuck Dana named executive VP at MFG
Chuck Dana, most recently president of Owens Corning's Building Materials Group, will join Molded Fiber Glass Cos. (MFG) as executive VP in April 2015, and become CEO in 2016.

CAMX 2014 show report
Bigger, better and more inclusive than any previous U.S. composites trade event, the inaugural show turns North American eyes forward to the future.

MFG forms new company for making tanks
MFG Tank is filament winding new TortisTank aboveground vessels for the oil and gas industry.

Carbon Fiber 2013 Conference Report
Opportunities knock in Knoxville: CF 2013 featured nearly 30 speakers and almost 300 attendees, representing a wide range of participating industry, government and academic organizations.

Wind blades: Progress and challenges
Despite double-digit wind energy industry growth, turbine blade manufacturers and materials suppliers acknowledge a pressing need to reduce costs and innovate.

MFG changes name of wind energy maintenance subsidiary
Molded Fiber Glass Cos. has renamed its Wind Energy Services Co. subsidiary as MFG Energy Services. Location and services remained unchanged.

MFG launches new wind-oriented composites brand
Molded Fiber Glass Cos. (MFG) has introduced MFG Wind, a new brand that represents the wind-focused set of composites capabilities the company offers.

Competition for carbon fiber in longer blades
Although the use of carbon fiber is increasign in wind turbine blades, high-strength S-glass and basalt fibers, new resins and improved blade designs are also providing blade designers the means to limit blade weight gain as they increase blade swept area.

Wind turbine blades: Glass vs. carbon fiber
The problem: Produce wind power at a more competitive price. The answer? For some, it’s a more expensive reinforcement.

Training surge: Too little, too late?
Hands-on programs are aimed at younger students by educators hoping to prevent shortages of composites technicians and engineers.

MFG Texas ships 1,000th blade set
Molded Fiber Glass' Gainesville, Texas, plant has shipped its 1,000th set of 37m composite wind blades since the plant opened in 1997.

Blade repair: Closing the maintenance gap
Citing difficult work conditions, lack of OEM guidance and underdeveloped inspection technologies, those who service wind turbine blades seek remedial solutions.

MFG's Morrison receives lifetime achievement award
Richard Morrison, president and CEO of Molded Fiber Glass Cos., has received the American Composites Manufacturers Association's Lifetime Achievement award for his industry and association leadership.

Blade manufacturers expand to meet demand
Unprecedented growth in the wind energy market has necessitated a significant need for the manufacture of rotor blades, particularly in locales near developing wind farms.

The state of education in the composites trade, part II
Andre Cocquyt (GRPguru.comm, Brunswick, Maine) continues his call for a unified national composites education standard, and suggests a practical way forward toward that goal.

Bayer exploring polyurethane, carbon nanotube use in large wind blades
Polyurethane-based systems reinforced with carbon nanotubes during the resin phase have been proven to create as much as a 50 percent increase in strength-to-weight ratio.

Composites 2010 Product Showcase
The ACMA’s Las Vegas exhibition reflected an industry in recovery.

Nano-enhanced SMC 1

Nano-enhanced SMCs improve performance, resolve paint issues
Recent developments are paving the way to better sheet molding compounds (SMCs) for automotive applications.

Product Categories of Molded Fiber Glass Companies

Tools/tooling materials
  • Tools
    • Integrally heated
    • Preform screens
    • Prototype
    • Composite
      • Composite, fiberglass
    • Metal
      • Metal, aluminum
      • Metal, nickel shell
      • Metal, steel
Fabricating services
  • Other fabricating services
  • Thermoplastic materials
    • Coating and painting
    • Compression molding
    • Custom compounding and blending
    • Cutting, finishing, and machining
    • Fiber placement
    • Metal bonding
    • Prototyping
  • Thermoset materials
    • Adhesive bonding
    • Coating and painting
    • Compression molding
    • Custom compounding and blending
    • Cutting, finishing, and machining
    • Fiber placement
    • Hand layup
    • Honeycomb structures
    • Metal bonding
    • Moldmaking and patternmaking
    • Prototyping
    • Sprayup
    • Vacuum-assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM)
    • Other thermoset fabricating services
Composite Structures & Components
  • Aerospace, radomes
  • Armor, composite
  • Automotive, body panels & substructures
  • Infrastructure, composite
  • Laminate panels, with core
  • Laminate sheets, solid
  • Other composite structures
Design, testing, consulting, other services
  • CAD/CAM/CAE design
  • Civil engineering
  • Inspection services
  • Materials analysis
  • Product design
  • Repair services, composites
  • Consulting
    • Consulting, materials
    • Consulting, process development
    • Consulting, procurement/purchasing/specification
  • Testing
    • Testing, materials
    • Testing, product
    • Testing, structural