How Is SWP’s FRP Unique?

How Is SWP’s FRP Unique?

Company president Jim Tenbusch explains what makes Stephan Wood Products stand out from the competition.


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What Is FRP?

Typically, when you have an FRP (fiberglass resin product), it is a mixture of a resin, fiberglass roving, and filler. Our fiberglass composites feature more resin and fiberglass and less filler. It gives us a stronger and more durable product that holds up longer under extreme conditions. There’s an entire array of testing that it has to go through. Specific gravity for weight savings, ballistics testing to see what it would look like after it was hit by munitions.

Our FRP also has an ultraviolet veil, so if the paint comes off, the sunlight doesn’t deteriorate the surface. Mold and bacteria growth can’t attack it.

What is FRP and what makes Stephan's composite material so unique? Samples of SWP's composite material.

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More Frequently Asked Questions

How Do Your Military Spec Products Help Your Customers?

Military Spec materials help people looking out for pleasant appearances, longevity and utility. Watch our video to learn more.

What Is the History of Stephan Wood Products?

Two blocks from our current location in 1944, Al Stephan (Steff-ANN), a tinkerer and inventor, satisfied the local need of wooden clothespins. Watch our video to learn more.

How Does Your Military Experience Provide Better Solutions For Your Customers?

The military knows that if they come to Stephan Wood Products for a solution, we’re going to give them a solution. Watch our video to learn more.

How Does SWP Provide the Best Solutions?

When we have a customer that comes to us for a project, custom or otherwise, the first thing we want to know is if we already have the material they need in our inventory. Watch our video to learn more.

What Seating Applications Does SWP Offer?

Waterparks and theme parks, particularly in southern states, all use products that don’t hold up and need constant replacement. We do. Watch our video to learn more.

What Services Does SWP Offer?

Stephan Wood Products is unique in our field because we offer a lot of different products. Watch our video to learn more.

Is All SWP FRP Military Spec?

All Stephan Wood Products are made to military specification. We have a resin system that’s been in place since 1991. Watch our video to learn more.

How Does SWP FRP Compare To Natural Wood?​

Natural wood will twist, warp, cup, absorb moisture, and split on the ends. Plus, wood doesn’t always hold paint. Watch our video to learn more.

How Does Having Jim on My Team Create a Successful Product?

Jim Tenbusch is a stalwart advocate for Stephan Wood Products and our craftsmanship. Watch our video to learn more.

How Does the Design Process Work?​

Any potential client of ours can email from our contact form on our web page and call. Watch our video to learn more.

Why Should I Choose SWP?

If it comes from our facility, it’s something that is going to work for you. Watch our video to learn more.

How Does SWP’s E-Coat System Deliver Superior Solutions?​

Electrodeposition coating, or e-coat, is the penultimate stage of our painting system. Watch our video to learn more.


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Grayling, MI 49738