Across the world, end users are looking for technologies that can help in the fight against corrosion. The direct costs of corrosion in 2014 were estimated at $540 billion in the U.S. and $2.3 trillion worldwide. For decades, the composites industry has been helping in this fight. Today, corrosion-resistant composites account for approximately 11 to 15 percent of the total composites market and generate an estimated $3 billion in annual sales. Customers who use composites have found composites result in lower corrosion costs compared to steel and aluminum.


Properties and Benefits

  • Corrosion resistant
  • Durability
  • High strength-to-weight ratio
  • Design flexibility
  • Elevated temperature service
  • Thermal cycling
  • Dimensional stability
  • High dielectric strength
  • Ability to consolidate parts
  • Longer lifespans

Applications and Products

  • Air pollution control
  • Aquaculture
  • Chemical processing
  • Desalination
  • Oil & gas
  • Water and wastewater treatment
  • Solid waste landfill

  • Pulp & paper
  • Rainwater collection
  • Ventilation
  • Cooling towers
  • Covers and hoods
  • Fans

  • Fan linings
  • Agitator liners
  • Quadrant dampers
  • Stack and stack liners
  • Vessels
  • Metering weirs

Case Studies

Carlsbad Desalination Plant

A plant that opened in 2015 in Carlsbad, California, is providing clean water to approximately 300,000 people, and composite piping plays a key role because of its material properties.

Removing Odors

The odors that emanate from water and sewage treatment plants make them unpopular neighbors. But Daniel Company is using composite biotrickling filters (BTFs) that remove odor in an environmentally friendly way.

Wet Scrubbers for Boeing

In wet scrubbing equipment, almost all types of corrosion, erosion, and temperature problems are encountered at some point. In 2012, Miles Fiberglass fabricated wet scrubbers that won’t corrode for Boeing’s Portland, Ore. facility. Learn More

Mineral Processing Equipment

FRP based upon epoxy vinyl ester resins has been used for decades to design corrosion resistant equipment for mineral processing environments. Learn More