Fiberglass (FRP) is a composite material used in many industrial applications for over 80 years. Fiberglass is often used to handle corrosive gases, fluids and solids. It is also used to replace exceedingly heavy metallic equipment, and for thermal and electrical insulation. Fiberglass is a very strong, lightweight, and durable material.
Fiberglass is made of two components; thermosetting resins and glass fibres. The glass fibres provides the mechanical strength while the resins provide the corrosion resistance. When combined together, it forms a superior product with greater mechanical and corrosion resistant properties. A thermoset FRP product involves a chemical reaction between molecules that once heated will harden to its final shape. Thermosetting resins can be polyester, epoxy, or polyurethane. Depending on your application, Plasticon Composites will select the best resin and glass fibre match. Every FRP equipment is composed of an outer structural layer and inner chemical barrier liner (CBL).
The CBL is the main corrosion liner that has direct contact with the medium. The difference between the CBL and the structural layer is the ratio (< 25%) or variety between the glass fibre and resin. Designing the correct layers and the adhesion between the layers is a skill mastered by Plasticon Composites.
Hands-on experience and technical expertise is key in fabricating well-designed FRP products. Our state-of-the-art manufacturing plants, fabrication, quality assurance and deep knowledge in a vast array of industries, ensures you'll get high-quality FRP equipment built to last.
Plasticon is your ideal partner for all your FRP and dual laminate equipment.