• Underground tunnel
    ALWAYS... F1RST IN THE FIELD®
    The fiberglass solution.
  • Pipes
    BELOWGROUND
    A complete line of below ground fiberglass conduit products
    designed for either direct burial or encased burial.
  • Montreal construction
    ABOVEGROUND
    Better, safer, more economical and longerlasting than PVC,
    coated steel and rigid galvanized steel conduit.
  • Golden Gate Bridge
    HAZGUARD
    Designed to meet high mechanical requirements
    and advanced product longevity.
  • New York Subway
    BREATHSAVER® SW
    The BreathSaver® conduit system products meet
    the most stringent industry requirements for safety.
  • Underground tunnel
    BREATHSAVER® XW
    The BreathSaver® conduit system products meet
    the most stringent industry requirements for safety.

A Pioneer of Industrial Fiberglass Reinforced Products

We’ve been designing, developing and producing the best fiberglass products [RTRC] in the business since 1958. Using its well-established distribution network, FRE Composites sells a wide range of composite products throughout electrical and and industrial markets in North America and economically booming countries.

RECENT NEWS

Lifeline® Power Cables : RHW-2 or RW90 Two-Hour Horizontal, Vertical Fire Resistive Cables in BreathSaver® XW Phenolic Conduit. Read More

November 8, 2016 | Certification

PRODUCTS

BREATHSAVER® SW

BreathSaver®'s Fiberglass Conduit system consists of conduits, elbows, fittings, and adaptors. Using a phenolic resin based matrix, it is designed to provide transit, utilities, and industry with a nonmetallic corrosion resistant, flame resistant, low-smoke, non-toxic conduit system that is suitable for high temperature installations. The BreathSaver® Conduit system products meets the most stringent industry requirements for safety. FRE Composites is the only manufacturer offering this innovative system. The only UL Certified RTRC system per UL 2196 rated for 2-Hours both vertically and horizontally at extremely hot temperatures.

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BREATHSAVER® XW

Same features as our BreathSaver® SW product line but class 1 division 2 under UL 2515 A for even higher protection in hazardous locations. When installed with LifeLine® RHW-2 cables from Prysmian, our BreathSaver® XW Conduit System is UL 2196-2 Hour Fire Certified. Per F.H.I.T 25 C. We are the only manufacturer in the industry certified for both vertical and horizontal installations under UL 2196.

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HAZGUARD

FRE Composites' HazGuard - Class 1 Division 2 rigid nonmetallic fiberglass conduit system products were originally engineered to protect fiber optic cables. Ballistically tested under laboratory conditions, this system is proven to resist damage from small caliber, low velocity projectiles. Today, utilities, D.O.T.s, airports and telecommunication providers use our HazGuard - Class 1 Division 2 conduit system products to protect all types of cable networks and distribution systems worldwide. All FRE HazGuard - Class 1 Division 2 conduit system products are designed to meet high mechanical requirements and advanced product longevity.

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BELOW GROUND

FRE Composites manufactures a complete line of Below Ground Fiberglass Conduit products designed for either Direct Burial (DB) or Encased Burial (EB) applications as described in the National Electrical Code (NEC) and Canadian Electrical Code (CEC). UL Listed and CSA Certified, FRE® Below Ground Conduit system products are used all over the world by power and telecommunications utilities as well as commercial and industrial markets as an economical and long-lasting alternative to PVC, HDPE and other types of rigid conduit.

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ABOVE GROUND

FRE Composites' Above Ground Fiberglass Conduit system consists of conduits, fittings, conduit bodies and adaptors. It is designed to provide power, telecommunications and transit utilities as well as commercial and industrial markets with a reliable, easily installed carrier for exposed applications. UL Listed and CSA Certified, this system is designed for use above ground as described in the National Electrical Code (NEC) for non-hazardous locations and Canadian Electrical Code (CEC) Part 1. FRE® Above Ground Conduit system is a better, safer, more economical, and longer lasting than PVC, Coated Steel and Rigid Galvanized Steel conduit.

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EXPERTISE

Incorporated under its current name in 1988, the company was formerly a division of Canadian General Electric. The division was then known as Fiber Reinforced Engineered Products.

FRE Composites’ involvement in the North American composite industry is well known, with key developments since 1958:

  1. Registered since 1970, our trademark (FRE®) is at the heart of a multitude of specifications for a growing list of public and private utilities in the electrical and telecommunications sectors. For over half a century, our conduit systems have earned praise for their strong mechanical properties and advantageous characteristics. This has allowed FRE Composites to become “First in the Field®”.
  2. We offer a wide variety of products for your electrical lines. Above Ground, Below Ground, Under Bridges, Telecom, Underwater, inside use with high fire resistance, etc. (UL 2420, UL 2515 & 2515A, UL 2196). We work with the engineers, contractors, buyers, agents or any related party to provide our customer with a complete high performance system that fits their needs.
  3. Our involvement in the design, development and production of the RADARSAT satellite antenna’s extendible structure and the robotic arm for the Space Station Robotic Mobile System (SSRMS) have played key roles in expanding our technical expertise and in positioning the company at the top of our industry.
  4. In the last years, we encountered multiple bridge constructions such as NY Tappan Zee Bridge. We are proudly supplying this twin-span 3.1-mile bridge with the finest RTRC products.
  5. Always conscious of the need to offer advantageous solutions to the arising needs of our clients, FRE Composites’ technical team successfully developed a conduit system that not only met the strict requirements of the mechanical performance industry, but also resulted in a product with impressive characteristics. The conduit system showed an amazing ability to withstand extremely high operating temperatures, demonstrated a level of fire resistance never before seen for a plastic product, and emanated almost no fumes or toxicities. Our BreathSaver® is a leading-edge product that meets the immediate and emerging needs of our clients. BREATHSAVER® XW CONDUIT FHIT.25C –UL 2196 CERTIFIED 2-HOUR FIRE RATED VERTICAL & HORIZONTAL
  6. FRE Composites’ development of an all fiberglass multi-cell underwater system that supplies electricity and telecommunications to a pumping station on Saddle Island on Lake Mead in Nevada showed, once again, that our expertise and advantageous solutions could meet technical challenges of all types.

Being “First in the Field®” means that the company has successfully grown over the years, courtesy of our team’s exceptional skills and expertise. The technical know-how, along with solid experience, means that our team remains our number-one asset.

The focus at FRE Composites continues to be our team’s overall experience, expertise and skills - vital elements as we meet the needs of the future and continue the company’s growth.