Is GRP A Sustainable Material?
Here at Engineered Composites, this is a question that we get asked all the time by customers; is GRP a sustainable material? Businesses are striving towards a more sustainable future and environment and they are now looking for sustainable alternatives as opposed to the more traditional materials that are clearly having a damaging impact on our environment.
The good news is that GRP is a highly sustainable material that is growing in popularity by the year. GRP – Glass fibre-reinforced plastic – is an extremely sustainable product with a fantastic lifespan. It’s no understatement when we say that GRP is the product of now and the product of the future which will help industries to reduce their carbon footprint. When you choose GRP for business applications, you benefit from selecting a material that is long-lasting, aesthetically pleasing, and environmentally-friendly.
GRP is an environmentally-friendly material largely due to its characteristics. Below are the four main reasons that make GRP one of the best environmentally-friendly material products available on today’s market:
One of the main reason that makes GRP an environmentally-friendly material is because of the way that it’s manufactured. Unlike alternative materials, such as aluminium and steel, GRP releases very minimal harmful products into the atmosphere. During the process of manufacturing GRP products, pultrusion takes place which therefore helps to minimise the release of volatile compounds and air pollutants. Moreover, GRP manufacturing uses around 75% less energy than steel production.
Another reason that makes GRP such an environmentally-friendly product is due to the fact that it’s long-lasting and has a long lifespan. When it comes to traditional plastics, such as PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride), they have a detrimental impact on the environment as they break down very quickly. Fortunately, the resins in GRP products are much more stronger and long-lasting and can last for decades with very little maintenance. Therefore, they provide fantastic benefits to the environment, as well as being highly cost-effective for your business.
GRP materials and products also fantastic corrosion-resistant with plenty of GRP products being the best go-to option even in the harshest of conditions and environments. GRP provides total resistance again chloride ion attacks and can withstand all types of conditions. Exceptional corrosion-resistance in GRP means that the need to replace GRP products is highly unlikely and therefore the material can continue to serve its purpose for its particular use or application.
GRP Is 100% Recyclable
Did you know that GRP is 100% recyclable? This means that even after GRP products have served their intended purpose, the material doesn’t go to waste and it can be 100% recycled and therefore serve another purpose. Therefore, by choose GRP, you’ll be further contributing positively towards a better environment and taking advantage of such a fantastic material that will help you to reduce business waste in the long-term.
Our GRP Products
Here at Engineered Composites, we provide a wide range of GRP products including the following;-
Fire Retardant Profiles
GRP Pultruded Profiles
GRP Rods & Tubes
GRP Scaffold Tubes
GRP Standard Handrails
GRP Modular Handrails
GRP Moulded Gratings
GRP Mesh Fencing
GRP Palisade Fencing
GRP Anti-Slip Products
GRP Interlocking Floors
Get In Touch Today
Are you looking for a more sustainable way/material to further reduce your businesses environmental impact? If so, we highly recommend considering GRP as the best material for a number of uses and applications across a diverse range of sectors. For more information, get in touch with us today by calling us directly today on 01244 676 000 or use our online contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.