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Chemical Processing eBook

We are very happy to share with you the newest free eBook from Beetle Plastics Chemical Processing eBook: FRP Applications, Opportunities, and Solutions. In this eBook we cover: What are fiber reinforced polymers (FRP) The corrosion resistance offered by FRP Applications of FRP Engineering services Examples for FRP applications It’s important to understand the costs […]

Storing Sulfuric Acid Using Fiberglass as a Material of Construction

Choosing the proper material of construction for acid storage is critical to the success of your project and will depend on a number of factors, such as, storage temperature, concentration or purity, tank size, and costs.  By many accounts carbon steel is the most common material of construction for this application. However, there are other […]

Beetle Plastics and Inbound Marketing

We’re very excited to share with you an article about Beetle Plastics in this month’s edition of Composites Manufacturing. The article, “Taking Care of Business: Profitable Companies Care As Much About Shrewd Business Practices As They Do About Production,” was written by Terin Bufford and Susan Keen Flynn of Composites Manufacturing. Profiling three composites manufacturing  […]

FRP vs Aluminum: A Snapshot Comparison of Two Materials

FRP and Fiberglass Fiberglass is ubiquitous in a wide range of industries from pulp and paper, wastewater, desalination, and power generation to mining and mineral extraction, marine, petrochemical and chemical processing. There are significant differences with respect to mechanical properties when comparing fiberglass or fiber reinforced polymers (FRP) with metals such as steel or aluminum. […]

Fiberglass Tanks and the Storage of Caustic Soda

Liquid caustic soda is corrosive. Currently caustic soda is stored in fiberglass, stainless steel, carbon steel, low-carbon steel, lined steel and plastic materials. The nature of the service environment, including the temperature and concentration, will largely determine which materials are most appropriate. Due to the dynamic nature of chemical storage and chemical processes, it is important to not search […]

Beetle Plastics to Attend The Chemical Processing Symposium

We are excited to announce that Beetle Plastics will be exhibiting at booth #117 at The Chemical Processing Symposium at the Galveston Island Convention Center November 6-7 in Galveston, TX. The Chemical Processing Symposium’s focus is on providing the newest research, case studies, and best practices for the management of chemical corrosion with non-metallics. Beetle […]

Fiberglass Pipe Fittings: Where Materials and Human Capital Converge

There are many important design considerations that are fundamental to designing any fiberglass pipe system. For example, operating temperature, service environment or media, pressure, vacuum, and temperature are all critical design aspects that need to be considered. Similarly, there is a necessity to acknowledge the coterminous and interconnected relationship that exists between pipe, joints and […]

Why Isophthalic Polyester Resins are Ideal for Fiberglass Fabrications

Unsaturated type resins, such as polyester resins, are thermoset, capable of being cured under the proper conditions. There are a broad range of polyesters made from different constituents, all having diverse properties—acids, glycols and monomers, for example. Throughout much of the composite or fiberglass industry, in traditional laminating, molding and casting systems two principle types […]

Corrosion Resistant Material

When looking for a corrosion resistant material for construction or manufacturing, there are a lot of material options on the market to choose from. When trying to sort through the options one corrosion resistant material stands out: fiberglass reinforced polymer (FRP). Advantages of FRP There are a number of advantages to FRP as the corrosion […]

FRP Products Meet a Diverse Set of Needs

It seems like every time we look at Twitter or the news we see another story about a new way manufacturers are using FRP. The versatility of FRP is one of the many things that make it a great construction and manufacturing material. We may not make fire hydrants or underwater turbines, but we do […]