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REINFORCED POLYMER (GRP/FRP)
 

Fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) also called GRP is a thermoset plastic composite constructed from many combinations of polymer resins, organic or inert fillers, fiberglass reinforcements. Metal/wood frames or embeds engineered to achieve a desired performance from the product being produced are used to secure the FRP/GRP to suitable structural substrates. The greatest advantage of a fiberglass composite is the design flexibility it offers to architects, designers and fabricators, and the long-term durability of the material with paintable surfaces or integral colors.

 

• Can be produced in virtually any shape, parts can be precision engineered. Curved, ribbed, corrugated or perforated components are just some of the possibilities.

• May be supplied in an extensive array of finishes – smooth or textured and in a range of colors or primer ready paint grade surfaces.

• Is amongst the strongest of all building materials with strength characteristics consistent with concrete, steel or aluminum. (Kg for Kg fiberglass is stronger than steel)

 

• Provides a long service life as this durable material will stand-up to decades of harsh weather. Although readily painted, color can be integral to the gel coat face thus providing a low maintenance, UV-resistant long-lasting product. FRP/GRP is also corrosion resistant and can therefore be used in harsh or extreme environments.

• Is lightweight therefore requiring less labor and lighter supporting structures or substrates, thus reducing the cost of construction and installation thereby speeding up construction

• Can be supplied as a Class-A fire rated product thereby making it an excellent choice for most facets of a building's exterior or interior architectural façade systems.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GLOSSARY
ASTM- (formally known as the International Association of Testing Materials IATM) is an organization of professionals who create international standards covering materials, construction and testing methods for materials.
ASTM---American Society for Testing and Materials PCI-(precast/prestressed concrete intitute) have developed the recommended practices, procedures and standard for GRC
Composites Fabricators Association- A trade association formed in 1979 to provide education and support for composites fabricators in the successful operation of their businesses. The membership is primarily corporate, but also includes consultants and academics. Although CFA covers the entire composites industry, its focus is on fiberglass (GRP) composites.
 
 
GLOSSARY
ASTM- (formally known as the International Association of Testing Materials IATM) is an organization of professionals who create international standards covering materials, construction and testing methods for materials.
ASTM---American Society for Testing and Materials PCI-(precast/prestressed concrete intitute) have developed the recommended practices, procedures and standard for GRC
Composites Fabricators Association- A trade association formed in 1979 to provide education and support for composites fabricators in the successful operation of their businesses. The membership is primarily corporate, but also includes consultants and academics. Although CFA covers the entire composites industry, its focus is on fiberglass (GRP) composites.