What is FRP?

What kind of material is FRP? Is FRP fiberglass? The scientific name of fiberglass reinforced plastics, commonly known as FRP, that is, fiber reinforced composite plastics, is a composite material based on glass fiber and its products as reinforcement materials and synthetic resin as base materials. FRP material has the properties of designability, corrosion resistance and good durability, and has played an important role in economic construction.

1. What material is FRP?

FRP is a fiber reinforced composite material, which is a composite material formed by reinforced fiber materials, such as glass fiber, carbon fiber, aramid fiber, etc., and is formed with the base material by a molding process such as winding, molding or pultrusion. According to the different reinforcement materials, common fiber reinforced composites are divided into glass fiber reinforced composite (GFRP), carbon fiber reinforced composite (CFRP) and aramid fiber reinforced composite (AFRP).

2. FRP is glass fiber reinforced plastic?

FRP(Fiber Reinforced Plastics) that is, fiber reinforced plastics, generally refers to reinforced plastics with glass fiber reinforced unsaturated polyester, epoxy resin and phenolic as base material and glass fiber or its products as reinforcement materials, it’s called glass fiber reinforced plastics, or called FRP.

Fiberglass is a kind of plastic, is a glass fiber reinforced plastic, can be expressed by the English letter FRP. Plastic, literally, refers to plastic materials, and now generally refers to artificial plastics, that is, made of resin plus various additives. If the resin does not add any additives, it cannot be called plastic, it can only be called resin.

Because resins have thermoplastic and thermosetting, plastics are also divided into thermoplastic and thermosetting. If the thermoplastic is reinforced with glass fiber, it can be called thermoplastic FRP; If the thermosetting plastic is reinforced with glass fiber, it is called thermosetting FRP. At present, the production of FRP mainly refers to thermosetting. If from the point of view of material use, FRP is a composite material, if from its own composite structure, FRP can be regarded as a structure.

3. The characteristics of FRP

1) The specific strength is high, the modulus is large.

2) Material properties are designable.

3) Good corrosion resistance and durability.

4) The coefficient of thermal expansion is similar to that of concrete.

These characteristics make FRP materials can meet the needs of modern structures such as large span, tall, heavy load, light and high strength and the development of work under harsh conditions, but also to meet the requirements of modern construction industrialization, so it is more and more widely used in a variety of civil buildings, Bridges, highways, oceans, hydraulic structures and underground structures and other fields.

We Weifang Toption Machinery Co., formerly a professional FRP manufacturer, can produce any form of FRP products according to customer drawings, such as FRP vessels/tanks,FRP pipes,FRP environmental protection equipment, FRP reactors, FRP cooling towers, FRP spray towers, FRP deodorization towers, FRP absorption towers, etc. And we also supply all kinds of water treatment equipment, our products include water softening equipment, recycling water treatment equipment, ultrafiltration UF water treatment equipment, RO reverse osmosis water treatment equipment, seawater desalination equipment, EDI ultra pure water equipment, wastewater treatment equipment and water treatment equipment parts. If you would like more information, please visit our website www.toptionwater.com. Or if you have any need, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Post time: Dec-07-2023