Fiberline’s profile programme gets groundbreaking German approval
Fiberline's GRP composite profiles are the first in the market to be granted national technical approval (abZ approval) for use in Germany. Issued by Deutsches Institut für Bautechnik (DIBt), this much-coveted approval means that Fiberline's structural profiles now have access to German building projects on equal terms with conventional materials such as steel, aluminium, and concrete.
The granting of the abZ approval was the culmination of lengthy collaboration between leading research bodies, respected engineering firms and Fiberline. With it, the way is now clear for the inclusion of Fiberline's composite profiles in many more German building projects without the need to apply for approval on a case-by-case basis.
Commenting on the approval, Fiberline's CEO Peter Thorning says:
"We have worked long and hard to obtain this approval and it will give us a clear competitive edge. DIBt's endorsement of our quality profiles therefore marks a major breakthrough. Fiberline's GRP structural profiles possess numerous superior properties, and with abZ approval it will now be much easier for our customers to utilize these properties."
Save time and money
In addition to the reliability and the uncomplicated access to material usage which abZ approval provides, Fiberline's customers also receive a significant cash saving. From today they need no longer concern themselves with applying for approval on a case-by-case basis. Such an application is not guaranteed to be successful and often costs in the region of EUR 20,000 before testing is complete. Filling in application forms and compiling documentation are also time-consuming processes. This time can now usefully be spent on other tasks.