Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic Explained
Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (sometimes referred to as Fiberglass Reinforced Polymer) products are a composite of fiberglass and a plastic or polymer resin that when combined, offer a stronger, more durable, more corrosion and heat-resistant product than is found anywhere else.
Using a mold to create the finished product, fiberglass is generally thermoset with a type of plastic or epoxy resin. When cured, the end product will hold its shape because of the resin, while the fiberglass will provide strength and stiffness. Just as important, the resin has additional corrosion- and heat-resistant properties not found in any type of metal products. This technology has led to increased durability and strength in hostile and corrosive environments such as chemical processing plants, food processing, waste water treatment and sewage centers, HVAC, semiconductor plants, power generator facilities, fuel storage tanks and more.