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Fiberglass Molded Parts

Fiberglass products are made from lightweight glass fiber reinforced materials based on phenolic, polyester, epoxy, polyimide, novolac, melamine, silicon and other modifed resin systems. Exceptionally high mechanical strength and corrosion resistance, coupled with properties like fire retardation, arc resistance, dent resistance, long shelf life, low vibration transmission, as well as cryogenic, thermal and electrical insulation make fiberglass products suitable in a wide range of industries.

Glocon Inc. utilizes a variety of fabrication techniques to manufacture custom fiberglass products varying in size, shape and complexity for a range of industries including electrical, defense, railway, automobile, HVAC, telecommunications, chemical, petroleum and construction.

  • Laminated Sheets
    Using large hydraulic presses, Laminated Sheets are formed using fiberglass fabric or woven roving impregnated with synthetic resin. With extremely high glass content, fiberglass products made from Laminated Sheets deliver superior mechanical strength. Example: Manhole Covers
  • Resin Transfer Molding (RTM)
    In this closed molding technique, resin is injected into tightly clamped matched molds under controlled vacuum, pressure and temperature. This process is particularly useful where thickness, finish and fiber content are to be controlled over a large area. Example: Industrial Fan Blades
  • Compression Molding
    After placing the resin in a pre-heated open mold, the mold is closed with the pressure of a hydraulic press. Excess resin and air are removed through vents. Ideal for molding large, intricate parts for high volume production requirements. Example: High Voltage Circuit Breaker Parts
  • Hand Lay-Up or Contact Molding
    Used mainly for large components and requires lower tooling costs. Chopped fiberglass strands and resin are applied using a brush, hand roller, or spray gun. Generally, the part will have a high gloss, smooth finish on the outside, and a rough surface on the inside. Example: Amusement Ride Bodies
  • Dough Molding Compound (DMC)
    Glass rovings and fillers are used to make a custom formulated, pre-weighted, dough-like compound that is kept in a heated metal tool cavity which is then closed under pressure. Ideal for components that are relatively complex. Parts can also be fitted with metallic inserts. Example: Weatherproof Telephone Box.
  • Sheet Molding Compound (SMC)
    SMC is similar to DMC, with the exception that the fiberglass compound is in sheet form, which is rolled into coils. Excellent surface finish can be achieved. This process works well for sheet type molded components. Example: Automobile Body Parts and Trays