FRP/GRP stands for Glass Reinforced Plastic this is a plastic that is made from glass fibre mat and fibre glass resin which are layered up to create a lightweight but strong material that can be stronger than steel and other sheet metals. This material can be moulded into many shapes to create beautiful and practical structures. This versatile material is used throughout many industries such as construction, boat building and car manufacturing.
The Benefits of GRP
Lightweight & Flexible – GRP is lightweight and can be moulded into many different shapes. This material can have many different colours and textures added to it to provide many different styles.
Durable and Strong – GRP requires very little maintenance, it is waterproof and with not mould, rust or rot. This material can be made stronger than steel and withstand harsh conditions. It can also be made fire retardant for higher levels of safety.
Affordable & Long Lasting – GRP is a great value material that can last up to 40 years or more without any measurable deterioration.
We can be manufactured to your individual specifications.
Fiberglass Reinforced Plastics, FRP, is an excellent choice of material for the construction of chemical storage tanks, piping systems, apparatus and other types of industrial process equipment. The FRP material properties beat many conventional materials, such as steel when it comes to chemical and corrosion resistance. Little maintenance and a long product life time, that is what well-engineered FRP equipment promise.
Basically, FRP material consists of thermosetting resins and fiberglass. The combination of resin and glass fibers, makes the main ingredient of FRP products. The resin brings the environmental and chemical resistance to the product and is the binder for the glass fiber in the structural laminate. Based on the chemical and environmental circumstances (given by the customer or user), a resin type is selected. In general, Plasticon Composites constructs an FRP product with three laminates:
Corrosion barrier: chemical resistance and temperature resistance
Structural laminate: temperature resistance
Topcoat: environmental and temperature resistance