Trellis Tops Busy Shopping Center

Tourists and locals alike spend hours strolling a popular destination located in the center of Waikiki in Honolulu on the world-famous Kalakaua Avenue. The Waikiki Shopping Plaza is home to dozens of...

Defining Green

An update on the Composites LCI project What is the environmental footprint of my products? How green or sustainable are they relative to competing products made of different materials?  What information is...

Capitalizing on Pultrusion Potential

End users are appreciating corrosion resistance and other benefits of pultruded products The Waterpark of America in Bloomington, Minn., needed several platforms and stair towers that would be exposed...

Climbing the Standards Ladder

The process to develop a standard can be slow, especially when it’s on the cutting edge of a technology or introducing new materials and technology to designers, engineers, and specifiers. Such is the life...
Escondida Strongwell

Composites Positioned for Higher Market Penetration

A long-standing roadblock to greater market share for composites is destined for demolition. Wider adoption of composite materials in the built environment has long been the goal of the composite industry....
FRP Composites Unitlity Poles

More Than Just Hanging Around

A properly maintained wood utility pole can last 35 years or longer, according to the U.S. Forest Service, which estimates that more than 160 million wood poles are in service in North America alone. But...