Composites for infrastructure

Discover the composite possibilities

Are you thinking about how composites can help solve some of your infrastructure needs? We are. We’ve been working with a wide range of infrastructure applications for several decades. Our most visible applications are perhaps our frangible approach lighting masts which help guide planes land safely. But we also manufacture many other solutions that are largely unseen.

And today, with growth trends like urbanization and smart cities, the need to extend and reuse our existing infrastructure and develop new creates a demand for smart materials like composites. 

Durability and long life cycles

Decades of experience

For many decades Exel has worked with a wide variety of infrastructure applications and understands how and where composites can best be used.

Repeatable quality

We invest in our manufacturing technology to ensure you get repeatable, high-quality products month after month, year after year.

Partnership approach

We take the time to get to know and truly understand your needs and goals, both short and long term so we can deliver better value for you.

Infrastructure cases

Discover how we applied our composite expertise to infrastructure application around the world. 

Many composite possibilities

From fiberglass frangible approach lighting masts used to help keep us safe at airports to corrosion resistant fiberglass scrapers in wastewater treatment, we work with you to deliver the optimal solutions for your infrastructure needs.

Frangible support structures

We’ve delivered frangible airport masts and poles to airports around the world. From approach lighting masts to poles to hold weather equipment, we have the experience to meet any airfield need.

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Water and wastewater

The harsh working conditions found in water and wastewater treatment systems put an extra burden on the equipment used. Our composite solutions have been withstanding those conditions for decades, helping to keep those systems up and running.

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Utility power transmission and distribution

Many transmission and distribution networks are looking to increase capacity while balancing available infrastructure capabilities and investments. We develop composite solutions which help our customers meet these needs.

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Rail solutions

If you depend on trains for your daily commute, you may not realize how important the fiberglass insulating rail joints are, but we do. Our composites are used across rail systems.

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Fit for purpose

Composites are designed using a combination of fibers, resins, and manufacturing technology that enable us to tailor the composites performance characteristics to the application’s specific needs. With long lasting performance and a natural resistance to corrosion, composites are a natural fit in infrastructure applications. 

Key benefits include


Composites have a specific gravity that is one quarter that of steel and two-thirds that of aluminum helping you save weight where it matters.

Strong and stiff

With a high strength to weight ratio compared to steel and aluminum, and stiffness properties which outperform plastics.

Cost-efficient performance

From insulating properties, to reducing part count, to low lifetime maintenance costs, composites offer lasting performance.

Thermally stable

With low thermal expansion characteristics, fiberglass composites do not conduct heat or cold improving thermal efficiencies.

Environmentally durable

Our composites are corrosion and chemical resistant (especially against acids, salt, and alkali conditions), making them suitable for the harshest conditions and climates.

Whitepaper: How to manage fire, smoke and toxicity requirements when specifying composites

The mechanical properties of composites, such as weight, stiffness, and strength, are normally the deciding factor in the design process. However, in applications where there is a risk of encountering fire, smoke, and toxicity (FST) conditions, this becomes the primary consideration when specifying composite solutions. To help companies operating in industries like transportation, building, construction, and infrastructure, navigate FST requirements, we have created an FST whitepaper to explain how fire considerations influence composite designs.  

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