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What is FRP?

So what is FRP? It is a term that is increasingly used on tenders and specifications, but what actually is FRP. FRP stands for Fibreglass Reinforced Polymer (some people also use Plastic).

It is made by combining glass fibres and a resin. It is the glass that gives the final product is strength, greatly increasing both the flexural and tensile strength of the final product. This high strength when combined with the other features of Fibreglass Reinforced Polymer make them a ideal replacement for steel.

There are numerous resin types and you can read more about them here:

Which Resin System for FRP Products?

There are many benefits of Fibreglass Reinforced Polymer materials bring to the table:

  • Excellent chemical and corrosion resistance.
  • Reduced lifecycle costs.
  • Easy fabrication and installation.
  • Reduced maintenance costs.
  • Non conductive to electricity.
  • Impact resistant.
  • Lightweight.
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FRP Truss Bridge
FRP Bridge with FRP Handrails
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Fibreglass reinforced plastics have a multitude of uses within many different industry sectors.

  • Agricultural
  • Architectural/Commercial
  • Building/Construction
  • Coastal/Marine
  • Industrial
  • Infrastructure
  • Mining
  • Oil/Gas
  • Water/Wastewater

To read more on the industry sectors, please visit our Industry Solutions page. 

All of our FRP products are UV stable, fire resistant, low maintenance, durable, lightweight, corrosion and chemical resistant, and easy to fabricate and install.

MaxiGRATE is also available in a range of non-slip finishes to suit a wide range of applications.

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Contact us for more information on any of our products and a friendly member of our team will advise the best solution for your project.

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