In the past engineers have had to walk a tightrope between flexibility and strength in all of their designs. Thanks to the invention of GRP mouldings, this is no longer the case and the battle between force and quantity of material no longer has to be fought so much. This is why GRP mouldings are being used in such volume today and will likely continue to do so for the foreseeable future.
What is GRP
GRP, or Glass Reinforced Plastic, is one of the most innovative and unique materials we have seen in a long time, It has been around for approximately 50 years now and has helped to advance our design and engineering capabilities significantly in that time. Nothing which has come since has had such a big impact as this material (more commonly known as fibre glass).
GRP Mouldings are glass which has been reinforced with plastic and this means that it is strong as well as being very flexible. This means that much more can be done with this pliable material than with any other similar building material.
GRP is lightweight but also extremely strong, which mean it can withstand much bigger forces than you may think possible just by looking at its lightweight structure. As the glass component of GRP are distributed unevenly throughout the plastic, GRP mouldings are better able to react to uneven weight which would shatter less flexible materials. This is why fibreglass is so often used in windows and roofing.
Few people realise, when looking at fibreglass, that it is actually one of the strongest materials on the planet. As a result, GRP mouldings are able to produce some of the strongest products on the planet when used correctly.
GRP is predominately made of plastic, which means it can be easily melted down and transformed into any shape you could think of. No matter how big or small your product may be, GRP mouldings will deliver the goods and ensure that anything you turn out is reliable, strong and desirable. This is why GRP mouldings should be your first choice every time.