When you are putting together any type of engineer product you usually have to come to a compromise between weight and strength. You of course want something to be strong enough to withstand anything it is going to have to do, but you don’t want this to mean it is so heavy that it is unmanageable. For many years this was a battle between different products until something could be done to come up with something that was a mixture of the two.
Thankfully someone came up with Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP). This unique material has now been around for over 50 years, with no sign of anything in the pipeline to overtake it. Even if you have never heard of GRP before it is likely that you have come across it. Often called fibre glass it is used for a massive range of scenarios including sport centre roof tops, seating in sports stadiums, train carriages, hulls of boats and in many cases even rollercoaster’s! Anywhere that needs to be moulded into shape with light but powerful material will probably find GRP useful.
GRP mouldings are popular amongst a large spectrum of things mainly because it is so versatile. This means that whatever it needs to be moulded into, or twisted around it will be up to the job. People have come to rely on this for so many things and as it has lived up to its reputation, it continues to grow in reputation.
When it comes to making the GRP mouldings themselves it can be melted and heated in order to be moulded with ease which makes it ideal for just about anything. In fact when you compare it to another manufacturing material, there is nothing quite as versatile.
If you want to put together something that you feel GRP moulding is going to be appropriate for then there will probably be a number of companies that can help with this. If you aren’t sure of any companies that offer this service then a quick search on Google for ‘GRP mouldings’ should be enough to point you in the right direction.