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Craig Barry

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Why Experience Matters in a Glass Fiber Manufacturer

Posted by Craig Barry on Nov 27, 2017 9:01:00 AM

Experience matters. It matters everywhere, but in glass fiber manufacturing, it’s everything. B&W Fiberglass uses our experience to innovate. Our customers become more than customers – they become partners – because our solutions are more than one-off products or workarounds.

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Topics: Glass Fiber Manufacturer

Can Textile Composites Minimize Earthquake Damage to Buildings?

Posted by Craig Barry on Nov 22, 2017 9:02:00 AM

There have been dozens of significant earthquake events in 2017 alone. Every time an earthquake hits, buildings (and human lives) are at risk. Whether deep or shallow, long or short, every earthquake poses threats to buildings not constructed with movement in mind.

How can better buildings – and, more specifically, better materials – lead to improved outcomes after earthquakes? Cutting-edge materials are innovating the process of “earthquake engineering.” Let’s take a look at a few of the most interesting developments of late.

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Topics: Textile Composites, Earthquake Damage

Why Composites Are Ideal for Constructing Outdoor Spaces

Posted by Craig Barry on Nov 14, 2017 9:05:00 AM

Composite materials are ideal for outdoor use. They’re long-lasting, low-maintenance, and weather-resistant. Add to that their incredible strength-to-weight ratios and it’s no wonder they’re used in so many outdoor applications.

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Topics: Construction, Composites

How Textile Composites Make Buildings Stronger

Posted by Craig Barry on Nov 1, 2017 9:32:00 AM

Textile composites have become an integral component in building construction over the last 50-75 years. They come in all strengths, weights, and materials, but they’re used in nearly every modern building on the face of the planet in some form or another.

Of course, composites are not a new construction component! Wood itself is a composite, and thousand-year-old mud huts took advantage of some of the most important benefits of composites. How are composite textiles – essentially composite “fabrics” that can be layered and manipulated – contributing to the advancement of structural engineering? Here are a few ways composite textiles are making our buildings stronger.

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Topics: Textile Composites, Buildings

3 Recent Textile Composite Innovations in Construction

Posted by Craig Barry on Oct 17, 2017 9:02:00 AM

Materials science is innovating textiles in every sector, most notably construction. The textile composites used to construct buildings, vehicles, and infrastructure are changing every day. B&W Fiberglass is proud to play a role in this fast-moving industry; our fiberglass composites are the foundation of some of the most cutting-edge textiles in structural technology.

We’re always eager to learn more about the latest innovations in this space. Here are three construction textile composite developments we’re keeping a close eye on.

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Topics: Textiles, Construction, Composites

How Textile Composites are Changing Architecture

Posted by Craig Barry on Oct 12, 2017 9:03:00 AM

Textile composites offer myriad benefits to the building and construction industry and thus, to architects. In addition to acting as a barrier against heat and moisture, textile membranes made of glass fiber reinforced polymers provide structural stability and resistance against environmental threats.

How are architects utilizing advancements in textile composite materials such as those produced by B&W Fiberglass?

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Topics: Textile Composites, Architecture

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