Fiber composites since 1985

What is fiberglass?

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What is fiberglass?

Glass fiber is a plas­tic-based com­pos­ite mate­r­i­al con­sist­ing of dry glass fibers and poly­ester resin. It is usu­al­ly referred to as fiber­glass or GRP. When com­bined, this makes for a very strong and rigid mate­r­i­al that is per­fect for con­struc­tion pur­pos­es! Fiber­glass is a cost-effec­tive alter­na­tive to tra­di­tion­al build­ing mate­ri­als as it com­bines sev­er­al advan­tages, e.g. it has the same strength as steel but weighs less, is cor­ro­sion resis­tant and has a good sus­tain­abil­i­ty profile.

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Why GRP profiles?

GRP pro­files are a cost-effec­tive alter­na­tive to con­ven­tion­al mate­ri­als such as con­crete, steel, alu­minum and wood. Each of these mate­ri­als per­forms par­tic­u­lar­ly well in a spe­cif­ic area, but glass-fiber-rein­forced plas­tic (GRP) com­bines a whole range of advan­tages. This makes GFRP par­tic­u­lar­ly well suit­ed to the sus­tain­able con­struc­tion of the future. We have com­piled some facts about the most impor­tant advan­tages on the fol­low­ing pages to give you a quick overview of the many pos­si­bil­i­ties offered by GRP products.

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Fiberglass, wood, aluminum or steel? 

We believe that choos­ing sus­tain­able mate­ri­als is not only an eth­i­cal mat­ter, but also makes sense for our cus­tomers from an eco­nom­ic point of view. There­fore, we do every­thing we can to use resources effi­cient­ly and pro­tect the envi­ron­ment, so that our prod­ucts can make a pos­i­tive con­tri­bu­tion to our cus­tomers’ green build­ing. In addi­tion, our prod­ucts have a num­ber of advan­tages that con­tribute to their green pro­file. Steel cor­rodes and wood­en planks rot due to aggres­sive salt water, pos­ing a safe­ty risk to port oper­a­tors. Because pro­files and grat­ings made of GRP require no main­te­nance and do not cor­rode, they are the choice for these envi­ron­ments. GRP steps and walk­ways pro­vide a safe, non-slip and com­fort­able sur­face. They are very light, strong and can be machined with­out the use of expen­sive spe­cial equipment.

Wide range of applications!

Our GRP pro­files have high strength, light weight and out­stand­ing dura­bil­i­ty. This makes them a first-class alter­na­tive to con­ven­tion­al mate­ri­als such as con­crete, alu­minum and wood. See here how we have helped oth­ers imple­ment future-proof GRP solu­tions in areas such as bridges, plat­forms and access routes, as well as stairs and handrails.

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