What Makes FRP Products Ideal for the Construction Industry

30 August 2016
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Are you planning to undertake a construction project on your property? Read on and discover some of the constituents of fibreglass-reinforced plastic that make this material ideal for use during construction.


The resins in FRP products help to bind together the fibres of that material. Those resins are of two types, that is, thermoset and thermoplastic resins.  Thermoset resins are usually in liquid form before they are used during the manufacture of FRP products. Thermoplastic resins usually become soft after heat has been applied to them. They later harden once they cool.

How can those resins make FRP products good for use in your construction project? The resins in the FRP products make it easy to install those materials at the jobsite. For instance, all that may be needed is a heat source so that different sections of FRP pipes can be joined together during the installation of the plumbing system. Thus, you will incur lower labour costs because fewer hours will be needed to install the FRP products.


FRP products contain reinforcement fibres or forms. Those reinforcements can be made from different materials, such as glass or carbon. How can those reinforcements be beneficial to your project?

The reinforcements used in the FRP products serve a variety of structural purposes, such as making the material resistant to damage by environmental factors (chemical attacks from the surrounding soil when the material is buried underground, for instance). This durability means that the total cost of ownership of the product will be low because its initial cost will be spread over the long service life of the material that you have used during your construction project.

Additives and Modifiers

Fibreglass-reinforced plastics also contain different additives and modifiers. Those constituents help to give the product special performance features, such as electrical conductivity. This means that it is possible for you to order FRP products that have had special additives added to them in order to make those fibreglass reinforced products suitable for your specific application. For instance, you can order FRP pipes with a special additive that prevents the pipe from being destroyed by the corrosive liquids you need to transport within your manufacturing plant. This ease of customisation can save you from the unnecessary cost of frequently replacing stock materials that are not suitable for your particular application.

As you can see, you are likely to enjoy fiscal and other benefits when you opt to use fibreglass-reinforced plastic products during your construction project. You should therefore talk to an FRP supplier near you so that you can find out how you can use the different products available during your project.