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  • FRP structure
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    Cost savings of using FRP Materials

    Cost savings of using FRP Materials The use of FRP materials can deliver cost saving on your next project in a number of ways. Fibreglass reinforced polymer (FRP) is a cost effective, lightweight and durable alternative to traditional building materials such and steel and concrete. The many benefits of FRP materials include: Excellent chemical and corrosion resistance. Reduced lifecycle costs. Easy fabrication and installation. Reduced maintenance costs These benefits and more make FRP materials the ideal choice for bridges, walkways, platforms and gantries. Reduced Maintenance Costs FRP requires virtually no maintenance and is suitable for the use in harsh and corrosive environments. Traditional materials just would not last when exposed…

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    Which resin systems for FRP products?

    Which Resin System for FRP Products? Different resin systems dictate just how well your fibreglass reinforced plastic (FRP) products last and perform. There are 3 main resin type commonly used for FRP products. But wait, what actually are FRP products? FRP products are a combination of glass fibre reinforcement and a resin matrix. The resin system holds everything together, and transfers mechanical loads through the fibres to the rest of the structure. Regardless of which resin systems are used the products all have a similar appearance. However the performance of each type is very different. The 3 main types of resin systems are: Orthophthalic: It has the lowest cost and…

  • MaxiSWIM pool floor
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    Featured Product – MaxiSWIM

    Featured Product – MaxiSWIM MaxiSWIM is a cost effective solution that allows the floor of commercial swimming pools to be raised. The shallower water allows for increased use of the pool facilities by learn to swim, aqua aerobics etc. MaxiSWIM utilises our MaxiSTRUCT FRP structural profiles coupled with MaxiGRATE FRP grating. Both products are ideally suited for being submerged even in the chlorine rich water.  The system can be installed directly onto the pool floor without the need to drain the pool. Which provides an extremely cost effective solution to decreasing the depth of the swimming pool. The system can be customised to suit any size or depth of pool.…

  • Crossover bridge - composite structure
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    Composite Structures: Lower Lifetime Costs

    Composite Structures: Lower Lifetime Costs Fiberglass reinforced polymer (FRP) composites are increasingly being used to fabricate composite structures because they offer lower lifetime costs than traditional materials like wood, steel, and aluminium. FRP composites are lightweight, strong, corrosion-resistant, non-conductive, and long-lasting. They also require very little maintenance. This means that FRP structures can last for many years without needing to be replaced or repaired, which can save a significant amount of money in the long run. In addition, FRP composites can be easily customized to meet specific needs. This makes them ideal for a wide variety of applications, including: Architecture Construction Chemical processing Marine infrastructure FRP structures can be prefabricated…

  • Infrastructure
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    FRP Products for Infrastructure

    FRP Products for Infrastructure Is your infrastructure deteriorating? Do you need to restore a bridge or walkway? Is the timber rotting or the steel corroding? Do you need a platform system that can deal with high foot traffic? Need something to deal with harsh coastal conditions? Dealing with infrastructure maintenance and replacement can be a difficult task and expensive task. Fibreglass reinforced polymer or FRP products offer lightweight, low maintenance and corrosion resistant alternatives to traditional materials like steel, wood, or concrete. Flexibility in design: FRP allows for considerable flexibility in terms of design. No welding equipment is needed and can be field fabricated using standard tools, therefore no hot…

  • Safety in Wineries
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    Using FRP Products to Ensure Safety in Wineries and Distilleries

    Ensuring Safety in Wineries and Distilleries with FRP products Safety in Wineries and Distilleries, while maintaining cleanliness and adhering to regulatory standards are paramount. Prioritizing safety and investing in maintenance can create a positive work environment. Ensuring Employee Safety and Facility Maintenance Aside from producing excellent wine or spirits, a clean and secure facility is crucial for safeguarding employees. Frequent equipment washdowns can make floors slippery and increase the risk of slips, trips, and falls. Inadequate safety measures put both employees and the business at risk of injury and damages. By prioritizing safety and maintenance, you can reduce the likelihood of injuries, and boost productivity. One effective approach is to…

  • FRP Products
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    Why use FRP Products?

    Why use FRP Products? This is one question that we get asked fairly often as a lot of people are used to using traditional construction materials such as steel, aluminium, concrete and wood.  Fibreglass reinforced plastic or FRP offers some significant benefits over these traditional materials.  Corrosion Resistant Resistant to harsh corrosive environments. Suitable for immersion in fresh or salt water. Easy to Install Easy to fabricate on site using standard tools. No specialist equipment needed. RF Transparent Invisible to electromagnetic and radio transmissions. Strong High strength to weight ratio compared to traditional building materials. Low Maintenance Tough and durable requiring virtual no maintenance. Lightweight FRP structures are lightweight and…

  • Crossover bridge - composite structure
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    FRP Crossover Bridges

    FRP Crossover Bridges Crossover bridges provide a means for safe access over hazardous areas in industrial plants and factories. Using FRP for these types of structures further increases their versatility. With a strong and non-slip construction, these crossovers are ideal for chemical and water treatment plants, mining operations and more. FRP offers a number of significant benefits over steel. Here are some of the advantages of using FRP for crossover bridges or platforms. Male only Safety The FRP structures are fire and flame resistant and  carry a flame-spread index (rating) of 25 or less when tested in accordance with the ASTM E-84 standard, while also meeting the ASTM D-635 extinguishing…

  • FRP Jetties and boardwalks - Marine Environments
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    FRP for Marine Environments

    FRP for Marine Environments With so many different materials available, what make FRP the best choice for marine environments? Marine environments can be extremely harsh and can very quickly degrade construction materials. Meaning they need costly maintenance or replacement. FRP products offer near unrivaled resistance to corrosion and are also suitable for immersion in water (yes, even salt water). Here are some possible applications for FRP products in marine environments. Jetties/Boardwalks Various FRP products lend themselves perfectly for use in jetties and boardwalks. FRP grating provides a safe non-slip surface. The large sheet size means they can be installed quickly. Substructures and handrails can be constructed from FRP profiles. The…