Basically, FRP, as the name suggests, consists of glass fibres and thermosetting resins. The combination of resin and fibreglass results in an FRP composite product. Resin brings the environmental and chemical resistance to the product and is the binder for the glass fibre in the structural laminate.
Based on the chemical and environmental conditions, resin type is selected by us. Each type of resin imparts different specific properties, therefore for each application a different type of resin could be selected for making a product. We, at KGF, work with mainly three types of resin (polyester, vinyl ester or epoxy).
There are different types of glass to be selected, based again: on the application and processes.
There are various techniques to make FRP products, we specialize in but are not limited to hand moulding.
FRP is known for its mechanical strength and is also an excellent choice for corrosion resistance. Along with being light weight, has temperature-resistant properties, good thermal insulation and can be moulded in complex shapes. FRP products are fairly easy to repair and barely require any maintenance.
Application wise, FRP has endless possibilities depending on thickness, capacity for combination with other mix of materials, being lightweight, with smooth surfaces and excellent mechanical & chemical properties.
It is therefore a common choice for many applications such as fabrication of chemical storage tanks, apparatus, piping systems, and other types of industrial process equipment. Properties of FRP beat many conventional materials, such as steel when it comes to chemical and corrosion resistance.
Minimal maintenance with a long product life is what well-engineered FRP equipment promise.