SUPERloc Sheet Pile
Beautiful, Long-lasting Erosion Protection
Gulf Coast Marine Solutions is committed to supplying only the finest products that are well suited for your waterfront construction projects.
Over the years waterfront property owners have struggled with the issue of substandard materials for seawall and bulkhead construction. Creative Pultrusions has developed SUPERloc® Fiberglass Reinforced Polymer sheet pile to solve these nagging problems. Offering much greater shelf live than traditional materials SUPERloc® Fiberglass Reinforced Polymercan be installed much like and construction piling using almost any pile driving equipment.
In the polyurethane pultrusion process, more reinforced fibers can be added, making the end product dramatically stronger. It allows for more economical manufacturing process as well, because rovings can be used instead of costly mats, and high line speeds can be achieved. With polyurethane, there is excellent resin-to-fiber bonding and improved impact and transverse properties. And because parts made from pultruded polyurethane are stronger and lighter in weight, they can be made larger, with thinner walls.
In addition, pultruded parts are less brittle and can be assembled in a conventional manner, without cracking or splintering. Furthermore, the polyurethane pultrusion process is environmentally friendly, with no styrene. Polyurethane pultrusion also offers.
Lighter and more economical profiles due to strength advantages
Higher specific strength and stiffness
Superior fabrication and fastening results
SUPERloc® is manufactured by the pultrusion process and is designed to be able to weather the harsh marine environment. Many traditional methods of building
seawalls from wood, steel, and even concrete simply cannot hold up over time. Marine borers attack and eat the wood, steel will rust and corrode, and concrete will deteriorate over time as the rebar starts to corrode. Strict environmental laws have prohibited the use of chemically treated wood and other solvent based paints or coatings. The shortened life cycle of traditional materials has increased the costs for maintenance and replacement. SUPERloc® sheet pile does not leach any chemicals making it environmentally safe. SUPERloc® is a cost effective and long term solution to any waterfront project.
SuperLoc® is a sheet pile product without many of the performance disadvantages of conventional materials such as aluminum, concrete, steel and wood. SuperLoc® will not corrode, rot, or spall thereby reducing maintenance costs and future replacements. The FRP composite bulkhead system resists impact, creep, UV and weathering effects better than vinyl (PVC) materials and is easier to install in harder soils than vinyl sheet piling.
SuperWale®, like the SuperLoc® sheet pile system, is manufactured with thermoset resins and high strength E-glass, via the pultrusion process, making SuperWale® the product of choice for the test of time. Engineers, architects, home owner associations, and government agencies continue to specify SuperWale® where low maintenance, aesthetics, and a superior design life are crucial to their projects. Your structure is only as strong as the weakest member. Extend the life of your bulkhead by specifying SuperWale®.
About Composites and Pultrusion
SUPERLOC® SHEET PILING
SuperLoc® Composite Sheet Pile System, a FRP composite system, is manufactured by the pultrusion process and is designed and manufactured to provide a solution for deteriorated waterfront structures subjected to the harsh marine environment. The patented SuperLoc® product line offers cost effective, long-term and low-maintenance solutions, and has been vetted for two decades as the premier solution for long-term shoreline and asset protection.
WHAT IS PULTRUSION?
Pultrusion is a continuous manufacturing process utilized to make composite profiles with constant cross-sections whereby fiberglass reinforcements, in the form of roving and mats, are saturated with resin and channelled into a heated die. The profile exits the die in a solid state and in the form of the desired crosssection.