The U.S. seems poised to invest heavily in infrastructure. Can the composites industry rise to the occasion?
Consultant Joe Fox talks about the massive potential for composites use in infrastructure applications and what it will take to turn that potential into reality.
Ribbon cutting ceremony includes bridge partners, federal and state engineers and future SC partner Elaine Culotti to promote the use of composites for future infrastructure projects.
Pre-engineered ReadySpan system for trail, park and golf bridges designed for easy installation and to perform in harsh environments for 75+ years with little maintenance.
CMSI to design, manufacture and install traffic, pedestrian and golf FRP bridges via InfraCore’s composite technologies for more sustainable, permanent structures.
Pre-engineered and prefabricated structures such as catwalks, walkways, fixed ladders and more can be combined for flexible configuration and minimal ongoing maintenance.
Embedded fiber-optic sensors to give IACMI and industry partners critical performance and safety data of composite bridge deck, promote federal, state and local adoption of composites.
Glass fiber/epoxy sandwich panels achieved structural requirements, complex geometries and challenging installation needs for London apartment renovation.
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Center of Excellence for Nonmetallic Building Materials to develop, disseminate and adopt consensus-based standards for concrete design, construction and materials.
Introduced bipartisan legislation to spur R&D and deployment of advanced materials for nationwide transportation and water infrastructure projects.
XtreeE’s current portfolio includes high-performance, 3D-printed concrete applications. Next steps include R&D work in continuous fiber-reinforced concrete.
Long-distance signing of agreement opens way for further composites infrastructure construction in Australasia.
Palari to construct 15 eco-friendly homes via 3D-printed panelized Mighty Kit system, which delivers prefabricated polymer composite panels for reduced waste and setup time.
Company honored for innovative carbon fiber lattice-type truss structure design enabling the future of lightweighting across multiple industries.
From infrastructure solutions to consumer products, Polish recycler Anmet and Netherlands-based researchers are developing new methods for repurposing wind turbine blades and other composite parts.
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CCG is the umbrella entity for the U.S.-based composite companies that are now part of Hill and Smith, with the dedication to provide flexible engineered composite system capabilities for major infrastructure markets.
Construction equipment suppliers opt for composites to develop a facade fastening system that is more UV-resistant, sustainable and lightweight than aluminum elements.
New operating division AIT Manufacturing currently offers GBar, GBolt, GMat, GCage and GWall composite products for the infrastructure industry.
The partnership with UAE-based Sea Gulf Industrial Supplies will help Dura expand its global footprint and GRP products into the Middle Eastern industrial market.
More than 600,000 square meters in total of the company’s fire-retardant glass and carbon fiber prepregs were used to build the Museum’s facade panels.
The Grist Mill Bridge in Hampden, Maine has reopened after a project to replace an aging steel bridge span with one comprising five composite beams.
GFRP eliminates risk of corrosion and increases durability fourfold for reinforced concrete that meets future demands as traffic, urbanization and extreme weather increase.
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In light of climate change and increasingly aggressive environments, Teijin focuses on new, sustainable infrastructure technologies that will enable more adaptability.
CFRP ramps for rail trolley cars are 60% lighter and three times stronger than metal, promote employee and public safety when onloading and offloading and are ADA-compliant.
Boat sales surge during pandemic, carbon fiber continues to increase with demand for electric power, foiling and performance, while progress is seen for glass fiber composites in ships, 3D printing and recycling.
Composites are slated for growth in bridges, water treatment systems, rebar and other concrete reinforcement, offering longer service life, competitive costs and improved sustainability.
Corroded metal infrastructure continues to be a problem, and composite materials, including new advancements in graphene nanotubes, are providing solutions.
Six fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) panels were prefabricated, and a sidewalk was also designed for the project. Deck length totaled 61.4 feet by 35 feet.