GRP Advantages / Properties

Material Freedom

GRP is one of the most versatile materials, it offers a wide scope of complex shapes that can be fabricated or moulded to meet any demand or requirement. The properties of GRP therefore become a designers dream, being easily tooled moulded and manufactured.

Strength & Durability

GRP is an attractive light weight material, with its high weight to strength ratio, it is a popular choice for designers. The strength and durability of GRP can be increased by reinforcements being manufactured into all or specified areas of the component. The durability and high resistance to the environmental effects on GRP make it ideal for any application.

Appearance

The appearance of GRP products are mainly controlled in the manufacture of the product. The appearance is determined by the gel coat on the moulding. Appearances of gel coat are in a wide range of colours, and can have a gloss or matt finish to them. The surface appearance of the product can be determined by the mould, a textured or smooth surface is easy to produce.

Maintenance

GRP has excellent durability and strength properties which help to minimise the work that is required to maintain the GRP product, it does not rust, rot or fall to pieces. There are many different type of resins all with slightly different properties allowing GRP to be extremely versatile and achieve any specification.


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