What is GRP
What is GRP? What is FRP? And What is GFRP?
It can be very confusing. The acronyms stand for the following:-
• FRP Fibre Reinforced Polymer
• GFRP Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymer
• GRP Glass Reinforced Polymer
Therefore the terms FRP, GFRP and GRP can all mean a Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymer. However there are other fibres which can reinforce polymers. For example the fibres could be :-
• Natural fibres eg flax
For example, in the case of Carbon , the polymer is called CFRP, Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer.
FRP has great potential in infrastructure and building applications because it is a high-strength,
fatigue resistant, lightweight and durable material.
Example of Pultruded Profile:-