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Fiberglass Reinforced Plastics (FRP)

September 13, 2017

FRP is a composite material made of a polymer matrix reinforced with fibers. These fibers can consist of a number of materials including aramid, glass, basalt, or carbon. The polymer is typically a thermosetting plastic that consists of polyurethane, vinyl ester, polyester, or epoxy.

FRPs are commonly used in the aerospace, automotive, marine, construction industries and ballistic armor. Ideal for rapid product development.

The tooling fabrication process is simple and relatively low cost. The two processes used in FRP are Hand Lay-Up and Spray-Up. Our engineers will help determine which method is most suitable for your product.

The benefits of FRP are many. This particular composite resists corrosion since it is waterproof and nonporous. FRP has a strength to weight ratio that is higher than metals, thermoplastics, and concrete. It allows for good single surface dimensional tolerance as it’s affordably manufactured using 1 mold half.

Fiber- Reinforced plastics can conduct electricity with fillers added, handles extreme heat well, and allows for many desired finishes.

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