What is FRP?
Fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) is a composite material made of a polymer matrix reinforced with fibers.
The most popular types of fibers used are glass, carbon, aramid or basalt. The polymer matrix would usually be polyester, vinylester or epoxy for thermosetting resin. The application of thermoplastics is also gaining some popularity in FRP products, allowing the material to be fully recyclable. The combination of the matrix and fiber creates a solid and durable material. FRPs are engineered to achieve the desired performance properties. Fibers and polymers are chosen to meet the customer's structural requirements for the developed part.
Advantages of FRP materials:
Durable Lightweight Corrosion-resistant Superior cosmetics High impact strength Design flexibility High strength RF transparent Intricate shapes Sound dampening Dimensional stability Electrical insulation Strength-to-weight Maintenance-free