A goodbye to Corrosion


Over the years, Fiber Reinforced Plastic (FRP) has emerged as a 'smart choice' for applications in almost every type of advanced engineering structure. Today they are being increasingly finding applications across aerospace, automotive, marine and construction industries.

FRPs are miles ahead from the traditional building materials when it comes to their usages in corrosive environments. Corrosion resistant was one of the primary reasons why FRP was accepted as a preferred material especially in saltwater environments. However, as its other advantages started getting revealed, the material got popularised.

FRP has a very high strength-to weight ratio as compared to other materials.Also, being light weight is one such advantage! According to a report, on average, FRP weighs around 5.5 times less than a similar piece of steel and is 75% lighter than a similar aluminium piece. This lightweight attribute can allow for much easier installation of an FRP product. Easier installations mean a much lower installation cost.

So, unique features like corrosion resistant, lightweight, non-conductive, non-slip, superior strength, high performance, cost savings, fire resistant, superior elasticity, no maintenance, non-magnetic, impact resistant, non-sparking, withstand higher temperature and transparent to electromagnetic waves make FRP stand out from any other building materials. FRP is also being used extensively in pickling tanks with scrubber system and for pipes used in desalination plants.




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