What is GRP?
GRP or Glass Reinforced Polyester is a composite material that contains grassfires that are embedded in a synthetic polyester resin. the fibers are usually found in the form of mats strands, chopped strands, as well as in other forms.
Or in other words, GRP is a fiber-reinforced polymer or a composite material that is made from plastic which is then been reinforced with fine fiber made from glass. Similar to another compound called carbon fiber reinforced plastic, this composite material is often referred to using the name derived from its reinforcing fiber – fiberglass.
The Advantages Of GRP
GRP has non-conductive properties, that is it does not conduct electricity. This needed to provide a safe working environment to avoid electrical risks.
- Corrosion Resistance
GRP is the only material that can handle any particular service environment, if seen in most cases. Their corrosion resistance adds to the fact of its low cost making, making it more economically viable.
- High Strength
The high strength properties of GRP allow for less material to be used than other more traditional structural materials thus lowering cast and weight.
One of the major advantages of os GRP is the fact it is very affordable. When compared to other corrosion-resistant materials such as titanium and stainless steel, GRP will often: provide a more economical solution allowing construction companies to companies to complete jobs on budget.
Another advantage os GRP is found in its low weight to potency ratio. Its lightweight properties are a key selling point, particularly when it comes to tanks and simplicity and the cost of installation, especially when it comes to tanks and pipes.