Advantages of Composite Materials
Items manufactured with Fibre Reinforced Polymers (FRP), commonly referred to as composite materials are used in a wide variety of applications due to their inherent characteristics and adaptability.
This enables architects and engineers a design freedom previously not achievable with traditional materials such as concrete, steel or aluminium.
High strength-to-weight ratio and Durability
The high strength-to-weight ratio of composites materials often allows lighter weight solutions. This combined with excellent durability, high degree of design flexibility and multitude of aesthetic finishes presents opportunities only limited by imagination.
Resistance and Impact Strength
Composite materials can be adapted to meet the demands of harsh environments requiring high chemical, corrosion and weather resistance. They also fulfil the demands of highly engineered parts by offering stiffness, load bearing capabilities, fatigue resistance and impact strength.
Large part manufacturing
Innovative and clever manufacturing allows very large parts to be made in one step significantly reducing production times, installation and labour costs.
Other key characteristics
In addition, composite materials are radio translucent, non-magnetic, non-conductive and have excellent thermal insulation properties.