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Fiberglass Rods Manufacturers and Companies

IQS Directory provides an extensive list of fiberglass rod manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our website to review and source fiberglass rod manufactures with our easy-to-use features which allow you to locate fiberglass rod companies that will design, engineer, and manufacture fiberglass rods for your exact specifications. Our request for quote forms make it easy to connect with leading fiberglass rod manufacturers. View company profiles, website links, locations, phone number, product videos, customer reviews, product specific news articles and other production information. We are a leading manufacturer directory who will connect you with the right manufacturers whether you are looking for thin fiberglass rods, solid fiberglass rods, or flexible fiberglass rods.

  • Mobile, AL

    The staff at All Plastics and Fiberglass, Inc. is made up of committed engineers, estimators, design & fabrication technicians who are all determined to maintain a state-of-the-art FRP manufacturing facility, providing a wide range of valued customers with precision crafted fiberglass rods for over a century. Let AP&F handle your needs to the highest level of quality & customer satisfaction.

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  • Lake Mills, WI

    Fiberdome specializes in 4 applications of FRP manufacturing processes. Their state of the art facilities, specially trained staff & drive to build the highest quality fiberglass rods using the most cost effective, yet technologically advanced processes are key to their continued growth & outstanding customer satisfaction record. Please call today & let Fiberdome satisfy your fiberglass needs.

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  • Tampa, FL

    McNichols Company is committed to customer satisfaction which includes service, quality and performance. Fiberglass products include Molded Fiberglass Stair Tread Covers, and Fiberglass Handrail Components. Our sales and operations staff are experts in the industry, and aim to meet stringent standards and exceed customer expectations. Please see our website for more information.

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  • Franksville, WI

    Fiber-Tech, Inc. is located in Franksville, WI and is the leader in fiberglass fabrication. We are a manufacturer providing a wide variety of fiberglass services to meet the needs of our customers in today`s world. Fiber-Tech, Inc. provides engineering, design and manufacturing processes to satisfy the customer`s needs for industrial fiberglass rods. Call us today for more information!

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  • Santa Ana, CA

    Specializing in open and closed molding for over 45 years. We are capable of molding complex shapes and assemblies. If you're tired of bad service and marginal quality, we are your solution. We can take you from design to production in the shortest time. Member of the American Composites Manufacturers Association.

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  • Coppell, TX

    Insul-Fab provides over 20 years of experience in supplying industries and OEMs with customized products. We also provide EMI shielding and EMI/RFI shielding to a wide range of industries. Our mission is to go above and beyond customer expectations. Call us today with all of your needs.

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Benefits of Fiberglass Rods

In any home improvement or development project, some sort of piping has to be installed. Unless you want to use an outhouse, which is an option for some, you will need to pick out the proper plumbing material for your home improvement project. The construction, plumbing and water industries all use fiberglass rods. Fiberglass rods are used to transport liquids, and are often a standard material for corrosive materials such as chemicals, oils and various other liquids. Pipes can be made from a variety of materials, and each come with... Read More

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Fiberglass Rods

Fiberglass rods are long, thin, and usually rounded components that have solid profiles. They are made from fiberglass reinforced plastic, a composite material that consists of a thermoplastic resin mixed with fiberglass threading. Fiberglass is highly sought after because of its ability to add strength to a material while avoiding the addition of too much weight. In addition to its strength-to-weight ratio, fiberglass is non-conductive, non-magnetic, and resistant to rust, extreme temperatures, and various chemicals such as acid and bleach. The glass fibers are commonly threaded on both sides of the material to enable it to connect to other items or fastening components such as screws.

Fiberglass rods are widely popular and highly favored over rods made from other materials, such as metal. Fiberglass is much stronger and lighter than metal, therefore making it much easier for manufacturers and consumers alike to handle, transport, and install them. Both these factors significantly contribute to fiberglass’s inexpensive overall cost. Because it is so versatile, reliable, and cost effective, rods made from fiberglass are used extensively in a broad range of industries and applications. Examples of these industries include sports equipment fabrication and food processing. Examples of items that can be made from fiberglass include retaining wall pins, antenna poles, food processing machine components, cable support rods, duct rods, flag poles, and fishing rods.

Typically, fiberglass products are manufactured using the molding process. However, fiberglass rods are manufactured by way of pultrusion. The word “pultrusion” is a portmanteau—the term combines the words “pull” and “extrusion.” The pultrusion process enables manufacturers to produce continuous lengths of fiberglass reinforced plastic, and produce fiberglass rods with constant cross-sections. The first step of the process involves forcing molten glass through ultra-fine holes. Next, the continuous uncut threads are put in a resin bath in which they are coated with a thermoplastic resin. The next step involves drawing the coated fibers through a heated die, where the material takes the shape of a rod. The fiberglass threads and the thermoplastic resin remain separate as it takes the final shape. Finally, the rod is left to cure and dry. Once cured and dried, the rod can be cut to a desired length using tools such as a router, a saw, or a drill. Because of the tendency of fiberglass to splinter, the cutting process is often done using a tool bit or a diamond-tipped saw. After cutting, the rods may be sent for secondary processing, such as painting, drilling, rounding, pointing, or threading. However, secondary processing is rarely necessary.

Pultruded fiberglass rods are highly advantageous to materials such as structural wood/timber, steel, and aluminum. The primary advantage of fiberglass over wood is that unlike wood, fiberglass will not rot, warp, or develop mold or mildew. Second, fiberglass is much lighter in weight than wood, much stronger, and more rigid.

When it comes to steel, fiberglass reenforced plastic has three main benefits. First, fiberglass is both thermally and electrically non-conductive, and can even be made fire resistant by certain resins. Second, it is much more resistant to corrosion than steel. Third, it can be up to 75% lighter in weight, allowing for much easier installation. The advantages don’t end there. Pultruded fiberglass has a much lower life cycle cost, as steel requires frequent galvanizing and painting in order to maintain it. Pultruded fiberglass material is transparent to both EMI/RFI and radio wave transmissions. Finally, pultruded fiberglass rods can be manufactured using simple tools, unlike steel, which requires welding.

Aluminum has a high level of thermal and electrical conductivity, a low level of corrosion resistance, and is heavy in weight. However, pultruded fiberglass rods have the opposite characteristics, and is around 30% lighter than aluminum. Both materials are very strong, but aluminum is much more prone to deformation and denting under high impact, and is not resistant to EMI/RFI transmissions. Pultruded fiberglass rods, however, have a much higher level of dimensional stability and is EMI/RFI transparent. Aluminum often times costs less than pultruded fiberglass plastic, but because of the latter’s durability, it will cost less in the long run and is thus worth the initial investment.

Many companies offer custom pultrusion services to ensure that the fiberglass rods you acquire perfectly suit your application. One part of the pultrusion process that is often customizable is the resin system. Common resin systems include polyester, vinyl ester, and polyurethane. Manufacturers of custom fiberglass rods may design and adjust the resin system to meet the client’s requirements. Get in touch with a fiberglass rod manufacturer today to learn more and explore further options.

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