About Resolite FRP Composites
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First in Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic Composite Panels... for Six Decades
Since 1951, when Resolite FRP Composites first began production in Zelienople, Pa., the company has provided architects, engineers, contractors and building owners with the very finest in fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) panels. Literally thousands of buildings across the country, and around the world, have utilized Resolite panels, particularly when corrosion resistance was the principal design consideration.
Throughout its history, Resolite has been at the forefront of new product development. Resolite developed and fabricated the industry's first fire retardant FRP panels, and introduced the first walkable FRP panel (Tred-Safe™) and RFM panels (Factory Mutual approved), as well as other engineered FRP composite products.
Resolite is recognized as an industry leader in industrial and corrosion resistant products. The company's automated continuous production lines; in-plant laboratory; testing facilities; and engineers and staff, combine to offer customers unequaled assistance in meeting their structural, corrosion and accelerated weathering challenges.
Through a network of area managers, manufacturer's representatives, distributors and a quick ship program, Resolite panels are readily available anywhere in North America. Today, as a division of Stabilite America, a world leader in industrial manufacturing, Resolite continues to provide designers and building owners with engineered FRP composite solutions to meet a host of corrosion resistant applications.
Why Resolite FRP
Chemical & Corrosion Resistant
Resolite fiberglass reinforced polymer (FRP) panels remain virtually unaffected in many chemical environments. They will not rust, rot, scale or mildew. These panels are commonly specified for use as roofing and siding by industrial engineers. In many cases, they have replaced more conventional materials which have proved to be costly and ineffective in corrosive environments; such as the environment shown below. Resolite panels have superior long term resistance to chemical and other corrosive conditions.
Products such as Tred-Safe, CR Fire Snuf 25A, Fire Snuf 25A, and RFM panels (see following pages) are produced utilizing an isophthalic resin which is superior in corrosion resistance to orthophthalic resin systems.
Resolite panels are strong, durable, and shatter resistant. They have a high strength to modulus ratio and therefore offer maximum performance coupled with a natural resiliency. Resolite panels are particularly effective in the high impact conditions and repeated (cyclic) loadings associated with normal wind storms.
Diffused Light Transmission
Resolite Fire Snuf 25A (FR) and Acryloy (Non-FR) panels are translucent panels that provide soft diffused transmitted light. You can also select from a number of colors and a range of light transmissions. And translucent Tred-Safe not only lets light in; it's strong enough to walk on.
Tred-Safe, CR Fire Snuf 25A and Fire Snuf 25A all carry the Underwriters' 25 Flame Spread Rating. Resolite RFM panels are isophthalic resin based panels that have passed the Factory Mutual 25 and 50 foot Corner Test and meet the criteria for walls, roofs, and ceilings without height or area limitations and without sprinkler protection.
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Resolite panels are naturally resilient and will withstand large deflections associated with normal load and impact conditions without suffering damage. They return to their original shape when the loading is removed. These resilient panels can withstand deflections well beyond those which will deform a metal panel.
Resolite's unique balance of glass fiber reinforcement and polyester resin permit designs which maximize both panel in place performance and load capacity without sacrificing functional requirements.
Constant quality checks, including small and full-scale structural testing, and over 50 years of successful on-the-job experience have proved that Resolite panels perform even in the most severe windstorms. Leaks and premature panel or fastener related failures are not a problem when panels are properly installed and limited by the L/D criteria established in ASTM D 3841.
Good Weathering Characteristics
Resolite panels have "built-in" ultra-violet and weather protection. There is no need to apply costly coatings or films. The combination of four decades of production experience, acrylic modification, quality resin components and - more recently - C/W Barrier protection combine to yield a uniquely durable panel.
Resolite offers a wide range of manufacturing and technical capabilities to meet specific needs. Panels are available in both polyester and vinyl ester resin formulations combined with a variety of glass fiber reinforcements.
We can combine these materials and panel weights to meet various functional or structural requirements. Resolite FRP panels are available in a wide range of colors, finishes and profiles; are adaptable to many building applications for roofs and walls; and are easily installed using conventional construction methods.
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Commitment to Quality
Resolite has been the leader in manufacturing industrial grade FRP panels since 1951.
Since then, Resolite products have been installed for many, many years successfully withstanding the test of time.
No other company has this type of manufacturing expertise & experience in industrial FRP panel manufacturing
Our commitment to quality is a direct result of our ISO 9000 Quality Management System which is regularly audited by third party auditors in order to maintain active certification.
This rigorous set of international quality standards governs every aspect of Resolite’s business to assure our customers not only receive a high quality product but an overall experience that exceeds their expectations.
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