GFRP Composite Advantages
Pultruded GFRP composites offer economic and performance advantages. This has led to many industry leaders displacing traditional materials with fit-for-purpose GFRP components. Below are some of the advantages.
GFRP composites do not corrode and are rust free.
GFRP composites offer a long life-cycle and excellent whole-of-life savings.
High Chemical Resistance
Exceptionally resistant to chemicals including acids, alkalis and wastewater.
High Tensile Strength
Nearly double the strength of structural steel.
Approximately ¼ weight steel and 70% that of aluminum.
No interference to sensitive magnetic apparatus such as compass calibration areas or MRI scanners.
Often used in components where electric currents and electromagnetic fields can cause problems.
Low thermal conductivity
Low thermal conductivity properties and ideal for when thermal resistance is advantageous.
Easy to cut and install
GFRP composites can easily be cut on site with a steel/band saw or a grinder with a diamond blade. Ideal to reinforce softeyes in tunnels.
Low environmental impact
GFRP composites consume approximately 70% of the embodied energy of steel.
Coefficient of thermal expansion is less than steel and aluminum.
More than 100 years retention of strength in corrosive environments.