Engineered Composites

What is GRP

GRP is an acronym for Glass Reinforced Plastic, and it’s also commonly referred to as fibreglass. Essentially, GRP is manufactured from a number of different materials including glass fibres typically with a polyester or vinylester thermoset resin matrix. GRP is a material that’s in high-demand and it’s no surprise when you take the time to explore the wide range of desirable properties that is has to offer. Properties include;-

  • High Corrosion Resistance – GRP performs excellent, even in the harshest and most challenging of environments. It provides total resistance against chloride ion attacks unlike traditional materials such as steel, aluminium or other metals.
  • High Strength – GRP also provide superior strength-to-weight ration when compared to traditional materials. The high glass-to-resin ratios used in our technically advanced formulation ensure our GRP products outperform and outlast traditional materials.
  • Low Maintenance – Another property of GRP is the fact that it requires minimal maintenance. As GRP is an incredibly resistant material, it provides an unrivalled low-maintenance solutions and can last for decades.
  • Non-Conductive – GRP is also a non-conductive material which means that it is ideally suited for use on electrically hazardous sites. The non-sparking qualities of GRP make it suitable for locations where combustible gases may be present.

What Is GRP Used For?

GRP is used for a wide range of applications and industries. Here at Engineered Composites, we provide a wide range of products to ensure compliance, improve safety measures for the general public and to improve business operations. Our wide range of products include the following;-

Fire Retardant Profiles
GRP 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/FRP Rebar
GRP Interlocking Floors

What’s The Difference Between GRP, FRP & 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 :-

• Carbon

• Aramid

• Basalt

• 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.

GRP – The Industries

Engineered Composites supply a multitude of GRP products to a wide range of industries, markets and sectors including;-

  • Water – GRP interlocking flooring, anti-slip products, GRP profiles, and GRP stair treads.
  • Rail – GRP handrails, GRP fencing, GRP profiles, GRP anti-slip products, and moulded gratings.
  • Leisure – GRP handrails, GRP profiles, GRP anti-slip products, and GRP fencing.
  • Manufacturing – GRP handrails, anti-slip products, GRP profiles, GRP mesh fencing, and moulded gratings.
  • Construction – GRP handrails, GRP rebar, GRP profiles, GRP scaffold tubes, and GRP moulded gratings.
  • Electrical – GRP handrails, GRP rebar, GRP profiles, GRP fencing, and moulded gratings.
  • Marine – GRP handrails, GRP rebar, GRP interlocking flooring, anti-slip products, and moulded gratings.
  • Industrial – GRP handrails, GRP fencing, GRP interlocking flooring, moulded gratings, and GRP profiles.

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