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Why FRP

The benefits at a glance ...

... Innovative material

The growing demands on the performance of modern manufactured products often reach the performance limits of conventional materials (e.g. steel, aluminium, wood). The use of Fibre Reinforced Plastic (FRP) composites i.e. glass reinforced plastic processing can very often meet the high requirements for the plastic components. Suitably designed glass reinforced plastic moulded parts lead to improved performance and quality, to cost minimisation and therefore to competitive advantages.
The wide range of options of the various types of fibres and the possibility of combining them with a range of resin systems and additives enables the development of specific component features, depending on the specification.

… Benefits of Fibre Reinforced Plastic (FRP) moulded parts

  • High mechanical strength for low weight
  • High long-term dimensional stability under thermal stress
  • High impact strength
  • Resistance to chemicals
  • Special electrical characteristics
  • Design freedom
  • Weight
  • Resistance to weathering
  • Reduced flammability and combustibility
  • Minimum production of fumes

 

Specifications for e.g. SMC (Sheet Moulding Compound)
Property: Unit: Value:
Specific weight g/cm3 1.8
Bending strength N/mm2 170
Modulus of elasticity from bending test N/mm2 10000
Impact strength KJ/m2 75
Operating temperature -40°C to °C > 100

... One material – a wide range of areas of application
The broad range of design in individual moulded parts enabled by this innovative material is matched by the variety of areas of application. Sectors such as .....

the Transport industry
Interior panelling, moulded seats, vehicle front-ends, consoles, wall tables, etc.

Equipment manufacture / Medical engineering
Casings, containers, FRP housings, assembly platforms, structural components, FRP covers, etc.

Electrical industry
Insulators, casings, supports, housings, etc.

Sanitary industry
Wash tubs etc.
..... are convinced of the performance and advantages of Fibre Reinforced Plastic products.