About Fiberglass Conduit
UFA fiberglass conduit products provide the performance, value, and durability our customers demand for their applications. Our fiberglass conduit can be used practically anywhere that steel, PVC, clay, copper, or other pipe and conduit materials are found. Our fiberglass conduit not only performs as well or better than these other, more "traditional" products, but it also offers extended benefits that range from significant overall cost savings to reduced environmental impacts.
Why Fiberglass Conduit?
Much of what makes wound fiberglass such a good choice is found in its physical properties:
- High Strength-to-Weight Ratio
- Durable ("Bullet resistant" versions available)
- Wide Temperature Tolerance (-40° to 230° F)
These attributes directly lead to significant business and operations advantages:
- Superior flexibility
- UL, cUL & NEMA certifications
- Best overall value and returns for investment with:
- Lower maintenance
- Better, more consistent performance which reduces emergency repairs, unscheduled downtime, and the associated labor and lost-opportunity costs
- Easily customized in production and in the field
- Better for the environment than some alternatives
- Non-petroleum based (preserves finite fossil fuel resources)
- Lighter weight cuts fuel consumption during transportation, reducing fuel consumption and carbon emissions
- Will not negatively impact surrounding natural environment during effective product lifetime
- As a single material that is suitable for multiple uses, it reduces the need to source pipe and conduit of varying materials from job to job, or even on the same site — streamlining your supply chain and cutting costs through operational efficiency.
How We Make Our Fiberglass Conduit
We produce our high-performance fiberglass conduit products using a filament winding process. Filament winding uses a mandrel surface to wind resin-impregnated glass fiber or tape in a precise geometric pattern. By winding continuous strands of fiberglass material in very exact patterns, structures stronger and much lighter than steel can be made. And because the final shapes and physical properties are based largely upon how the fiber or tape is wound, the process is highly flexible and easily adaptable to efficiently create products of different, custom specifications. This allows us to deliver competitively priced solutions for our customers that can be turned around without overly extended lead times.