What is FRP Profile and How is it Used in Construction?

FRP Profile

If you’re in the construction industry, you may be looking for a material that is both strong and lightweight. Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) profiles may be the solution you need. In this guide, we’ll explore the benefits and applications of FRP profile, and why they may be the right choice for your project.

What are the benefits of using FRP profile in construction?

There are many benefits to using FRP profile in construction. Firstly, they are incredibly strong and durable, making them ideal for use in high-stress applications. Additionally, they are lightweight, which makes them easy to transport and install. FRP profiles are also resistant to corrosion, chemicals, and UV radiation, which means they can be used in harsh environments without deteriorating. Finally, they are non-conductive, which makes them ideal for use in electrical applications. Overall, FRP profiles offer a range of benefits that make them a popular choice in the construction industry.

What are the different types of FRP profiles?

There are several types of FRP profiles available, each with their own unique properties and applications. Some common types of pultruded profiles are round tube (CHS), square tube (SHS), equal angle, C channel (PFC), I beams, and wide flange beams (H). Pultruded profiles are ideal for use in structural applications, such as beams and columns. 

SHS FRP Profile

Square Tube

Round FRP Profiles

Round Tube

FRP C Channel Profiles


I Beam FRP profiles

I Beam 

Equal Angle

Equal Angle

H beams

H Beam

The profiles shapes may sound familiar, as they are very similar to the steel counterparts. In many cases there is a FRP equivalent, meaning that the steel could be substituted for an FRP profile.

Typical uses for FRP beams are:

  • The substructure for boardwalks and walkways.
  • Stairs and access platforms
  • FRP ladders
  • Handrail systems
  • Bridges and mezzanines 
  • Plus many more.

The load tables for all types of FRP profile are available on request.

For more information on FRP profiles

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