Fiberglass

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. 

Benefits of Fiberglass Fabrication

  • Superior corrosion / abrasion resistance
  • Safe and economical solution
  • High strengh-to-weight ratio
  • 4 times lighter than steel
  • Non-conductive material
  • Maintenance free option
  • Easy to shape and customize
  • Long service life (30+ years)
  • Reline FRP back to its original condition

Fiberglass Manufacturing Process 

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 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.

60 Years of Manufacturing Excellence

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

Major Industries using FRP Material
  • Food & Beverages
  • Water & Wasterwater
  • Chemical Processing
  • Mining & Metals
  • Power Generation
  • Air Pollution Control
  • Pharmaceutical 
  • Energy Sector

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