B&W Fiberglass News

5 Things to Know About Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete

Posted by Craig Barry on Oct 4, 2017 9:02:00 AM


Glass fiber reinforced concrete, or GFRC, is one of the most commonly-used materials in construction today. It’s versatile, cost-effective, and best of all, endlessly customizable.

B&W Fiberglass works with builders and manufacturers to supply foundational glass fiber for GFRC. Our product applications range from outdoor fire pits to multistory buildings. The possibilities for GFRC are truly unlimited. Here are five things to know about this revolutionary building material.


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Topics: Construction, GFRC

B&W Industry Spotlight: Power Generation

Posted by Craig Barry on Sep 26, 2017 9:10:00 AM

When most people think “fiberglass,” they don’t necessarily think of power generation. Over the last four decades, fiberglass, glass yarn, and FRP (fiberglass reinforced plastics) have become mainstays in the power industry thanks to factors like cost and availability.

Many of B&W Fiberglass’ clients are heavily invested in the process of power generation. They turn to us for innovative glass fiber solutions designed to improve processes, reduce costs, and advance new technologies. Here are some of the ways in which glass yarn and fibers are changing the scope of power.

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Topics: Power Generation, FRP

3 Composite Materials That are Making Cars Better than Ever

Posted by Craig Barry on Sep 20, 2017 9:48:00 AM

Composite materials have long been touted as the future of automobiles…but is the future already here? Advanced composite materials are improving cars at a manufacturing level making them safer, lighter, and less expensive than ever before.

Here are three innovations in automotive composites that may just change the cars we drive for good.

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Topics: Automotive, Composites

How Composites Are Shifting the Way We Design Planes

Posted by Craig Barry on Sep 12, 2017 11:33:00 AM

Composites are changing the face of air travel. For the last two decades, advanced composite materials have made transportation more viable, more sustainable, and more affordable for millions of people and industries. Airplanes are one of the areas in which composites have shown the most promise for development.

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Topics: Composites, Air Travel, Airplanes

4 Unexpected Applications of Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymers

Posted by Craig Barry on Sep 4, 2017 9:16:00 AM

Glass fiber reinforced polymers (GFRPs) are said to be the future of myriad industries. In recent years, innovative applications of GFRP have improved sustainability, decreased cost, and streamlined production for a wide range of end-products, from aerospace to construction.

Where is GFRP surprisingly effective? Here are four unexpected applications for glass fiber reinforced polymers to watch.

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Topics: GFRP

4 Ways Glass Fiber Makes Mass Transit Attainable for Cities

Posted by Craig Barry on Aug 22, 2017 10:21:00 AM

Glass fiber is a transformative material. Since the mid-20th century, fiberglass has been making transportation faster, safer, and more affordable on both a macro and micro scale. Mass transit is one of the sectors of transportation that have been impacted the most by developments in glass fiber technology.

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Topics: Transportation

The Future of Biocomposites in Cars

Posted by Craig Barry on Aug 17, 2017 10:26:00 AM

If composite materials are innovative, biocomposites are the future. Biocomposites, materials made from natural fibers reinforced by resin, are surging in popularity among dozens of forward-thinking industries. By 2021, the global biocomposites market is expected to be more than a $6.5 billion industry.

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Topics: Automotive, Biocomposites

B&W is Coming to CAMX 2017!

Posted by Craig Barry on Aug 8, 2017 10:16:00 AM

B&W Fiberglass is excited to announce that we’ll be an official exhibitor at CAMX 2017!

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Topics: Insider

How Glass Fiber is Making Airplanes Safer

Posted by Craig Barry on Aug 2, 2017 9:18:00 AM

Fiberglass has been a game-changer for the aviation industry. From aircrafts comprised almost entirely of composite materials to the limitless abilities of fiberglass tape, few areas of air travel have yet to be improved by advancements in glass fiber technology.

It’s easy to see how glass fiber is making airplanes faster, lighter, and cheaper. But is it making them safer? You might be surprised to find out the ways in which fiberglass actually makes air travel more dependable.

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Topics: Aviation

B&W Industry Spotlight: Recreation

Posted by Craig Barry on Jul 25, 2017 10:22:00 AM

Over the past 80 years, fiberglass has become inextricably linked with manufacturing, industry, and construction. One of the most overlooked – and widespread – uses for glass fiber products is within the recreational space. Fiberglass has revolutionized many of the products and activities we turn to for entertainment.

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Topics: Recreation