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Large Fiberglass Tanks

Large diameter tanks are sought after for a variety of reasons. …

Muriatic Acid Storage and Handling

Muriatic Acid, also known as Hydrochloric Acid, is used in a…

Wastewater Systems and Fiberglass

Wastewater systems will vary in scale and complexity depending…

General Fiberglass Reinforced Polymer Composition

In this excerpt from our newest eBook Chemical Processing eBook:…

FRP Material Properties Put to Use

Viable solutions to complex problems—that’s what we all want…

More Fiberglass Terminology!

We recently shared some of the most common fiberglass terms and…

Custom Fiberglass Fabrications

Some projects are cookie-cutter, straight-forward. But maybe…

Sulfuric Acid Storage

Custom fiberglass, with its low maintenance, high performance,…

Fiberglass Terminology

Like most technical and manufacturing industries, fiberglass…

The Cost of Corrosion

The effects of corrosion can be seen in industries across the…

Chemical Processing eBook

We are very happy to share with you the newest free ebook from…

Storing Sulfuric Acid Using Fiberglass as a Material of Construction

Choosing the proper material of construction for acid storage…

Beetle Plastics and Inbound Marketing

We're very excited to share with you an article about Beetle…

FRP vs Aluminum: A Snapshot Comparison of Two Materials

FRP and Fiberglass Fiberglass is ubiquitous in a wide range of…

Fiberglass Tanks and the Storage of Caustic Soda

Liquid caustic soda is corrosive. Currently caustic soda is stored…

Beetle Plastics to Attend The Chemical Processing Symposium

We are excited to announce that Beetle Plastics will be exhibiting…

Fiberglass Pipe Fittings: Where Materials and Human Capital Converge

There are many important design considerations that are fundamental…

Why Isophthalic Polyester Resins are Ideal for Fiberglass Fabrications

Unsaturated type resins, such as polyester resins, are thermoset,…

Corrosion Resistant Material

When looking for a corrosion resistant material for construction…

FRP Products Meet a Diverse Set of Needs

It seems like every time we look at Twitter or the news we see…

FRP Ductwork Ideal for Corrosive Applications

Fiber-Glass-Reinforced plastics (FRP) are used for a large…

Corrosion Resistant FRP in Sulphuric Acid Processing Plants

Recently, Ashland Performance Materials put out an interesting…

Reducing Material Costs with Corrosion Resistant FRP Solutions

Across a wide range of industries, material and metal costs are…

Chemical Handling: Corrosion Resistant Tanks and Vessels

FRP are utilized worldwide for applications in chlorine, sulphuric…

Lime Slurry Piping Reduces Westar Plant Downtime

One of the many advantages of working with fiberglass is its…

FRP Applications for Common Fracking Chemicals

Within the Fracking Industry there are many opportunities for…

Fiberglass Pipes and Fittings for a Chlorine Processing Plant

When an international client came to us needing pipes and fittings…

Uses of Fiberglass Pipe and Large Diameter Fiberglass Pipe

Applications and Key Benefits Since the mid to late 1980’s…

What is an FRP Corrosion Barrier?

Fiber Reinforced Polymers (FRP) are well known for their abrasion…

There’s a New Tank in Town

From the Bakken and Three Forks to the Eagle Ford Shale - There’s…

Fiberglass Resins 101

There are many fiberglass resins available and each has unique…

Pipe Support Systems

In general terms, industrial piping systems refer to a series…

Pultruded Fiberglass Reinforced Polymer for Power Generation Plant

When a customer came to us with an existing metal and wood scaffolding…

Fiberglass Corrosion Resistance and the Mining Industry

Corrosion is an inevitable part of the human experience; presently,…

Unique FRP Design Offers Solution To Flash Freezing

Fiber Reinforced Polymers (FPR), or fiberglass, is an excellent…

Beetle Plastics to Attend the ACMA Corrosion, Mining and Infrastructure Conference

May 15-16, 2013 Denver, ColoradoBeetle Plastics is attending…

Selecting an FRP Manufacturer: Key Considerations

There are many considerations to keep in mind when searching…

International Corrosion Awareness Day

April 24, 2013 marks the date of the fourth annual International…

Corrosion in Soils: FRP is a Cost-Effective Alternative

Have you ever stopped to think about what is happening just below…

FRP Mining Solutions Solve Corrosion Problems

Many industries report major problems with corrosion each year.…

Choosing Corrosion Resistant Resin: 11 Things You Should Know

Fiber Reinforced Polymers (FRP) use has grown tremendously over…

Testing and Measuring Flexural Modulus of FRP

What is Flexural Modulus? There are many important properties…

FRP Well Suited for Potash Mining Equipment

It has been demonstrated many times over that modern Fiber Reinforced…

Did You Know? Thermal FRP Expansion

According to the Composites Growth Initiative of the American…

Building Waste Water Treatment Systems—No Problem

Every year there are technological advancements.  New materials…

Using CNC Manufacturing to Create Custom FRP Products

CNC stands for Computer Numeric Control. CNC Machining is a process…

What Makes a Superior FRP Fracking Tank?

There are many FRP tank options available out there on the market,…

Implementing FRP Pollution and Odor Control for Wastewater Treatment

Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) components boast design flexibility…

Five Unique Characteristics of FRP

Fiber Reinforced Polymers (FRP) are unique composite materials…

A Tale of Two Materials - Chemical Resistance of FRP vs Alloys in Wet Processes

There are many important predictors of service life in industrial…

5 Things You Should Know About Corrosives and FRP

In our last post we talked about the need for education about…

FRP Corrosion Control: Education Can Improve Opportunities

If you’ve been paying attention to fiberglass trends you’d…

FRP for Ferric Chloride Tanks and Waste Water Treatment

Ferric chloride or FeCl3, is an industrial scale commodity chemical…

FRP for Structural Repairs - The Advantages of Structural FRP

Recently featured by Energy-Tech Magazine, "ASME: Repair of pressure…

FRP for HCL Applications

There are many applications for hydrochloric acid (HCL). …

Corrosion Resistance: FRP for Copper Recovery Systems

There are many advantages to using Fiber Reinforced Polymers…

FRP Sustainability, Green Construction and LEED

Sustainability is big word these days.  It can mean a lot…

Is FRP Combustible?

Fiber Reinforced Polymers (FRP) and Combustion Combustion/fire…

Corrosion Resistance Makes FRP Ideal for Handling Sodium Hypochlorite

There are many compounds used in industrial processes that require…

FRP Solves Hydrochloric Acid Storage and Transportation Problems

Hydrochloric Acid (HCL) also known as Muriatic Acid is a corrosive,…

Chlorine Storage and Handling Using Fiberglass Tanks and Pipe

The corrosion and abrasion resistance of fiberglass reinforced…

Westar Uses Limestone Slurry Piping To Reduce Plant Down Time

Westar Energy is the largest electric power producer in Kansas.…

Large Diameter Pipe for Water Circulating Project

The photo shows one of many large diameter pipe spools for a…

FRP Pipe Testing using a Vacuum

Have you ever wondered what would happen to a 26" diameter pipe…

FRP Pipe Industry Leaders

Beetle Plastics has a rich history of strength in engineering…

The Large Diameter Composite Pipe Market Continues to Grow

Fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) is our passion here at Beetle,…

Corrosive Chemical Storage Problem Solved Using Fiberglass Tanks

When the team at a chemical processing plant needed a new solution…

Soaring to New Heights with Fiberglass Reinforced Polymer

In the September-October 2012 issue of Composites Manufacturing…

FRP - Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic for Corrosion Resistance

Fiber-Glass-Reinforced plastics (FRP) are used for many varied…

What Are the Advantages of Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic?

Now that we have covered what fiberglass reinforced plastic is…

How is Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic Fabricated?

In this post, the second of our FRP blog post series, we're going…

Smoke Resistance? Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic is Smokin'

But seriously, during a fire fiberglass reinforced plastic does…

What is FRP?

Fiberglass reinforced plastic is not only versatile, but also…

FRP Fire Resistance: Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic and Fires

No one wants to have a fire in their building or business, but…

The Storage of Sulfuric Acid in FRP Composite Tanks

Sulfuric acid (H2SO4) is a chemical that presents unique handling…

How to Properly Bury Fiberglass Piping

Beetle Plastics has developed a series of specifications that…

Fiberglass Pipe Thermal Expansion and Contraction

FRP Pipe Properties: Thermal Expansion and Contraction Beetle…

FRP and Abrasion Resistant Lining: Lined Pipe vs. Unlined Pipe

This is the second in a series of blog posts discussing lined…

Improvements to Abrasion Resistant Pipe made from FRP Composites

Jack Mallinson of FMC Corporation’s plant in Front Royal,…

Lined Pipe vs. Unlined Pipe - Pipe Strength and Structural Integrity

In earlier posts, we discussed the first reason to choose lined…

Lined Pipe vs. Unlined Pipe - Corrosion Resistant Pipe

It has always been our contention that all FRP composite pipe…

Welcome to the Beetle Plastics Blog

Welcome to the Beetle Plastics Blog. As leaders in the fiberglass…