New Materials Business produces a range of Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Poles that are known for their aesthetic appearance, easy installation, and long life. They provide outstanding hold, and styling durability, combined with excellent corrosion resistance, and bring a new dimension to streets in smart cities. The need for introducing safe, aesthetically pleasing, and robust solutions for the lighting industry has inspired NMB, to make this the preferred choice for customers nationally.

Manufacturing and design

These FRP poles are manufactured via a filament winding process with superior raw materials that impart important advantages. These include durability against harsh weather, electrical safety for pedestrians, aesthetics, and a significantly longer service life than their wooden and metal counterparts.

FRP poles come with a finish designed to provide stable sliding support. So, they can handle wind speeds of up to 200km/h, making them suitable for withstanding cyclones or storms. NMB offers poles in the range of 3 m to 12 m.

Applications

  • Streetlight poles and decorative lighting on highways, main roads, residential streets, and in parks and gardens
  • Poles with solar panels
  • Poles for perimeter security
  • Telecom Poles
  • Distribution and Transmission Poles

Smart poles with sensors and embedded lighting

FRP poles are used for their resistance to corrosion, and are preferred by architects, urban planners, infrastructure developers and city authorities. The reasons include aesthetic appearance, design flexibility, greater strength, ease of installation, and inherent safety against accidental electrocution.

FRP vs Steel

The great advantage of FRP poles over metal poles is that they are less likely to corrode when exposed to water. This makes them highly suitable for coastal regions, and constitutes a better, long-term investment. Additionally, FRP is much easier to install and construct due to its lighter weight.

FRP can also be easily tailored to customers’ requirements since it possesses excellent aesthetic properties. This is because the material offers both freedom and flexibility to develop a varied range of designer poles, with customised options for the pole arms, bases, and the pole itself.