Technical

What is FRP?

FRP is essentially a type of composite material, that is obtained by joining glass fibers, which are reinforcing elements, with a resin carrier matrix.

In this case, it can be said that FRP is a high-quality composite engineering material which is resistant to environmental conditions, obtained by combining high mechanical strength glass fiber with plastic resin (for example, polyester) that is resilient but does not have sufficient mechanical strength.

Although the process of combining glass fiber and carrier matrix resin can be done by a variety of methods ranging from simple moulding techniques such as hand laying to the most complex mechanized moulding techniques, the main idea is to wet the glass fiber properly with resin. Resins are polymerized by a chemical reaction and transformed into a hard, insolvable, insoluble substance.

The quality of the FRP composite material is directly proportional to the strength of the bond between the glass fiber and the resin. The physical performance depends on the ratio, distribution and orientation of its reinforcing material, glass fiber, in FRP.

FRP composite products have a wide range of applications due to their superior physical and chemical properties.

  • Water and wastewater treatment facilities.
  • Chemical facilities.
  • Food facilities.
  • General production facilities.
  • Electricity distribution applications.
  • Marine applications & shipyards.
  • Coast and pier applications.
  • Architecture and building applications.
  • Home and garden applications.
  • Social and commercial applications.

and can be used in custom special applications.

What are the advantages of FRP composite material?

The most important factor in the preference of FRP composite materials is the specific properties of the material. These qualities are briefly as follows:

  • They are of low weight.
  • They have high carrying capacities.
  • They are resistant to corrosion.
  • They do not have electrical conductivity.
  • Thermal conductivity is low.
  • Dimensional stabilizations.
  • They are not magnetic.
  • They are resistant to UV rays.
  • They can be processed in a simple way.
  • No recycling.
  • They do not require paint or maintenance.
  • They can be manufactured in all sorts of colours.
  • Long life.
  • They have non-slip properties.
  • Light transmittance properties can be achieved.
  • Chemical and combustion resistance can be increased.