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The Nuts and Bolts of FRP

Fiberglass Reinforced Polymer (FRP) is known for a number of valuable advantages first and foremost being corrosion-resistance. The EXTREN® line has many structural components that are equivalent alternatives to similar wooden andBolt-2 steel shapes. However, we are sometimes asked about applications in extremely corrosive environments and environments that cannot have any metal. How can you secure the structure if you cannot use metal bolts?

The answer is the Redco™ Fiberbolt® – a nut and bolt system for applications with the above requirements. Fiberbolt® is a pultruded stud with threads cut in a glass mat reinforced outer layer. The bolts are strong, low maintenance and transparent to electromagnetic waves (though they do not possess the thread shear strength of steel). They are available in standard diameters from 3/8″-1″ with lengths up to 4′ available on request.

As an added benefit Redco™ Fiberbolt® looks very similar to metal bolts and will not appear out of place. The bolts can bring significant benefits to the following applications:

  • Chemical Process Equipment
  • Air and Water Pollution Equipment
  • Marine Applications
  • Low in Conductivity
  • Cellular Antenna Mounts and Screens
  • Computer Testing Facilities

For answers to your questions on Fiberbolt® or our other FRP materials please contact us:

CDN: 1 800 667 0999
USA: 1 866 733 2684