Creative Pultrusions would like to make you aware that a new ASTM standard has been developed for testing fiberglass reinforced polymer (FRP) crossarms. Our technical team, comprised of ASTM members, leads the development charge, with the assistance of end users, engineers and fellow crossarm manufacturers.
The new ASTM D8019-15 has been developed for utility distribution and standards engineers, as well as the manufacturers of FRP crossarms. The document will ensure both utilities and manufacturers understand how FRP crossarms are to be tested and how the design information is to be presented and interpreted for design and quality control purposes.
To obtain a copy of ASTM D8019-15, please visit http://www.astm.org/Standards/D8019.htm.
The pultrusion industry has been actively developing a reliability based design standard for the use of fiberglass pultruded profiles in structures and buildings. The industry has invested over $1.5 million dollars and has been working closely with the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) to develop the standard. Creative Pultrusions, Inc. (CPI) has been very active in the development of the standard. We believe this standard will launch fiberglass pultruded profiles into new markets and will allow for substantial growth within our industry. We anticipate that the LRFD Standard, that is in the pre-standard phase, will become an official standard in 2016.
CPI is marketing and manufacturing the TRANSONITE® FRP panel system product line. The foam cored, three-dimensional reinforced pultruded panel can be made up to 102” wide and at any length. The panel features unique attributes which makes it ideal for many industrial applications.
Creative is actively participating in industry related committees aiding in the development of codes and standards in support of fiberglass pultruded products.
Creative has earned ISO 9001:2008 certification. The ISO 9001:2008 standard is utilized to certify quality management systems that focus on continuous improvement, customer satisfaction and the active involvement of both management and employees in a process based approach. We are committed to fulfilling the requirements of the ISO 9001:2008 standard and delivering total customer satisfaction.