Composite Components products are produced with years of experience in the manufacturing of FRP structural shapes of all kinds.
The process of pultrusion is “the continuous processing of raw materials by pulling resin-rich reinforcements through a heated steel die to form profiles of constant cross section of continuous length.”
The first reinforcement utilized in the profile is long continuous glass fibers referred to as “roving”. Glass roving runs the length of the pultruded profile and gives the shape its “longitudinal strength”. To add multidirectional reinforcement, continuous glass “matting” is added. The roving and matting is now pulled through a resin bath where the glass fibers are saturated with a liquid thermosetting resin. This process is typically referred to as the “wet-out” process. The coated fibers are now assembled to the proper shape by a forming guide and finally drawn through a heated (curing) die. Once exiting the die, the pultruded shape is cooled and the resulting high strength, reinforced composite sheet piling is cut to length.
Coupon testing is constantly preformed to insure that the specifications of the material produced adhere to the stringent tolerances and chemical specification of the composite sheet piling.