FRP is not a single material type, but rather a broader category of performance composites that combine a polymer with fiber reinforcement. There are multiple methods for producing Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (FRP). The manufacturing technique depends on factors such as desired function, size, aesthetic concerns and order quantity.
The materials used in construction are key to any structure's success and longevity. With so many innovative options on the market, optimal material selection is not always straightforward. Choosing the right materials requires careful analysis of the project parameters, environmental considerations and budgetary constraints. More and more, combined consideration of these factors leads architects and builders to newer innovative materials, such as composites.
Composite materials have grown in popularity because they offer both the performance of conventional building materials with additional key benefits. For instance, FRP composites in particular, offer an optimal strength-to-weight ratio alongside superior durability, corrosion resistance and affordability.
FRP is composed of a protective polymer reinforced with high-strength fiberglass. Together, these materials create a premium composite with many potential construction applications. FRP outperforms wood and concrete for bridges, pedestrian pathways and other structures, while holding up to decades of wear and tear.
CCG's FRP products are available in easy-to-install, maintenance-free fabrications, making them ideal for simplifying construction projects.
Extremely versatile by nature, FRP can replace wood, metal, concrete, or plastic in a variety of building applications. Each of these conventional materials has significant drawbacks that FRP manages to overcome.
For instance, wood is prone to rotting under damp conditions, while FRP is not. Even the most corrosion-resistant steel will eventually rust under prolonged exposure to moisture or other corrosive conditions, while FRP doesn’t corrode. FRP is the smart choice when building in harsh or demanding environments. Its long service life often lends FRP as the ideal choice for standard building projects as well.
FRP features numerous unique properties to consider during the material selection process.
Together, these advantages make FRP the smartest choice for projects ranging from bridge paneling to industrial flooring.
Due to its range of beneficial properties, contractors use FRP in a variety of settings. Creative Composites Group's full product line of FRP panels are commonly used within:
These examples represent only a fraction of relevant use cases for FRP and FiberSPAN. For applications not listed, Creative Composites Group will work with you to identify a material that matches your specifications and budget.
Architects and construction engineers need innovative materials that can reduce installation time and cost without sacrificing performance. Creative Composites Group's products leverage the light weight and durability of FRP materials to yield panels that perform for 75 years or more. To see how fiber-reinforced panels can improve your design or structure, contact us or request a quote today.