FIBRE GLASS GRP
GRP is an immensely versatile material which combines lightweight with inherent strength to provide a weather resistant finish, with a variety of surface texture and an unlimited colour range available.
Glass Fiber Reinforced Plastics, popularly known as GRP and FRP is a composite material made of a polymer matrix reinforce with fibers. These fibers are usually of glass and carbon material. The polymer is usually an epoxy, vinylester or polyester thermosetting plastics. The most commonly adopted manufacturing processes are Hand Layup and filament winding.
By reinforcing the plastic matrix, a wide variety of physical strengths and properties can be designed into GRP composites. Additionally the type and configuration of the reinforcement can be selected along with the type of plastic and additives within the matrix. These variations allow an incredible range of strength and physical properties to be obtained. GRP composites can be developed specifically for the performance required versus traditional material wood, metal, ceramic etc. GRP is a material which today making a significant contribution to the economies technology and aesthetics of the chemical, aerospace, automotive marine and construction industries worldwide.