Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Cogeo Fiber Glass Workshop

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I've heard of this place a hundred times, a stone's throw away from where I live...a wholesaler of religious articles made from fiber glass such as candelabras, angel figurines of all shapes and sizes and many more...finally I've seen it and what a tour it was...fiber glass as a raw material is truly amazing...

The workshop can be found at the heart of the hilly terrain of Cogeo.

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This is my marker...

The Shop

It's fun to see that the owners decided to showcase their products in this quaint "Bahay na Bato" which transports you to days gone by and prepares you (or in my case excites me more) for the wonders sold inside their store...

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But before anything else, what is fiber glass? According to my ever reliable go to place, Wikipedia, Fiberglass (or fibreglass) is the common name for glass-reinforced plastic (GRP)or alternatively glass-fiber reinforced plastic (GFRP)Fiberglass is also known as GFK, for German: Glasfaserverstärkter Kunststoff.

Fiberglass is a fiber reinforced polymer made of plastic reinforced by glass fibers, commonly woven into a mat. The plastic may be a thermosetting plastic- most often epoxy, polyester- or vinylester or a thermoplastic.

Fiberglass is a strong lightweight material and is used for many products. Although it's not as strong and stiff as carbon fiber it is less brittle, and its raw materials are much cheaper. Its bulk strength and weight are also better than many metals, and it can be more readily molded into complex shapes. Applications of fiberglass include, aircraft, boats, automobiles, bath tubs and enclosures, hot tubs, septic tanks, water tanks, roofing, pipes, cladding, casts, surfboards, and external door skins...and in this case religious articles...

A Sampling of their Export Grade Products

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The Factory

The Workshop has two floors. The top floor (pictured above) is the store where sample works are on display and where the transactions normally happen. The ground floor on the other hand is where all the "magic" happens...

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From mold to finishing...

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Assembly line...

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Raw to Sold...they also accept custom orders for giveaways in weddings and other events...

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An exquisite image of San Jose back for repairs...and my favorite candelabras and goblet floral pots...I could just imagine its many uses...

Other Products for Sale

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We went there on a Sunday, unfortunately the store upstairs is closed every Sundays so I wasn't able to know the price of their various products or if you can get it on a discounted rate, wholesale rate. That would definitely be my agenda in my next visit...

3 comments:

  1. good day! may i knw whats their email and contact numbers pls.. god bless

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  2. Do you have the address and contct number?

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  3. saan po exact location nito

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