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AMOUR FIBER CORE – QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
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What does Amour Fiber Core division do?
The Company has developed, tested and is preparing to place into commercial production a leading edge technology for fiberglass reclamation manufacturing. The Company has taken this technology and is transforming it into a manufacturing business.
Does Amour’s recycling activities benefit the environment?
The Company recycles fiberglass boats, car bodies, vehicle parts, jet ski bodies, shower stalls, resins and other fiberglass wastes into new high-strength, durable commercial and consumer products. By utilizing fiberglass wastes and resins wastes as the key ingredient in its manufacturing process, the Company is diverting fiberglass and resins from our landfills and utilizing them in the production of useful and economic products. As the Company manufactures each new product,to replace pressure treated wood, it is reducing the risk of creosote, arsenic and copper sulfate contaminating our water resources and our water based food chain.
Exactly what is fiberglass?
Fiberglass is the common name for fiber reinforced plastic. Fiberglass is used to produce a wide range of both industrial and consumer products.
What are the advantages of Amour Fiber Core’s products over wood, plastic and concrete?
Amour Fiber Core products are highly resistant to: rupture, elasticity, compression, moisture; dry root; marine bores; shrinkage and swelling; fire; extreme low temperatures (minus 79 degrees Fahrenheit); extreme swings in the temperature; abrasion; VU deterioration and screw pull-out.
Why is the Company’s fiberglass recycling process a significant advancement in technology?
Virtually all fiber reinforced plastic are thermoset plastics and contain a blend of resins. Thermoset plastics differ from thermoplastics and the more basic polymer plastics in that they can not be simply reprocessed or recycled into the original resins and then reused. In simple terms fiberglass is very different than a plastic pop bottle. The plastic pop bottle can easily be recycled into its original resin form and used to remold a new pop bottle. Fiberglass can not be recycled into its original resin form,which is why most of the world’s fiberglass can not be effectively recycled and is destined to be discarded into landfills. After three years of concentrated advanced research the Company developed a technology and proprietary process which recycles fiberglass. The application of this new technology results in a new fiberglass recycling industry.
How large and serious is the landfill problem?
The magnitude of the landfill problem can be demonstrated by the results of a 1995 study performed by the Minnesota Office of Environmental Assistance which addressed the issues of recycling reinforced plastics. The study found that in Minnesota close to 200 manufacturers utilize fiberglass to produce a wide variety of products. In the fabrication process, most of the manufacturers use open molds. The open mold process generates substantial post-manufacturing waste. The study found that an average of 25% of the raw material become wastes. These fabrication wastes, plus defective products and outdated molds, result in an estimated 37.5 million pounds of fiberglass refuse placed in landfills each year. This is only Minnesota fiberglass wastes and only for one year. If Minnesota is representative of the average, then nationally the US produces almost 2 Billion pounds of fiberglass wastes per year. Estimates have nearly tripled since 1995.
Where does the Company obtain the fiberglass and resin wastes materials?
Fiberglass manufacturers typically disposed of old resins and fiberglass wastes by disposal in approved landfills. This disposal procedure may cost the manufacturer $45 to $100 per ton for fiberglass wastes and $200 to $350 per 55 gallon drum for resins, plus transportation costs. Both from a cost and a good citizen point of view, most manufacturers would rather recycle wastes than place them in a landfill.
The Company offers manufacturers a very attractive disposal pricing structure and will be able to obtain all of the recycling materials necessary to support operations
The products certainly have a great resistance to moisture, salt water and salt air. What are some of the marine product applications and who are some of the Company’s marine product customers?
The Company’s marine products include: dock decking; dock flotation units; fendering systems for boats, ferries and ships; seawall and retaining wall planking. The customers of these products include: individuals who purchase materials to repair and build a private dock; commercial operators of pleasure boat and commercial boat dock facilities; ferryboat service companies, commercial shipping facilities; US Navy facilities;
Standard plank and timber sizes will be available in any of the following configuration sizes: thickness – 1″ to 10″, width – 4″ to 10″ and length – 1′ to 8′. Custom planking can be manufactured for special orders. Plank applications include
exterior decking, dock decking, seawalls, retaining walls and other uses for durable planking in construction.
The current standard piling size is 10″ x 10″ x 8′. A 9″ diameter round piling has also been designed.. It will have a shipping length of 20′. All pilings are designed for coupling together with a high sheer strength epoxy adhesive especially designed for marine use to create piling for deep-water applications. These environmentally safe pilings can be used for piers, seawalls, retaining walls and general construction.
DOCK,VESSEL OR BRIDGE FENDERING SYSTEMS
Amour has designed fendering systems for strength, durability and shock-absorption. The systems are made from fibercore products and recycled rubber tires to absorb energy, dissipate heat and safely protect a dock, vessel, or bridge. The systems require minimal maintenance and are environmentally friendly.
Picnic tables will be available in two standard sizes of 6′ and 8′. American Disabilities Act (ADA) models are also manufactured. The picnic tables have a smooth surface finish for easy maintenance and will not rot or chip. Color choices are gray, green, brown, or white, which are bonded throughout the product.
Park benches will be available in two standard sizes of 6′ and 8′. A center armrest will be available. The park benches have a smooth surface finish for easy maintenance and will not rot or chip. Color choices are gray, green, brown, or white, which are bonded throughout the product.
Parking stops are 5″ high, 9 1/2″ wide and 6′ long. Custom colors will be available. Perdurable and cost effective, yet stronger and lighter in weight than traditional concrete parking stops, Amour Fiber Core parking stops will not break or chip. The product is very maintenance free and environmentally safe.