Exceptional resistance in water and saline conditions, they will never rust or leach.
Approximately ¼ weight steel and 70% that of aluminum.
GFRP composites offer long life-cycles and excellent whole-of-life savings.
High Chemical Resistance
Exceptionally resistant to chemicals including acids, alkalis, wastewater and salt water.
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 for conductive materials.
Low Thermal Conductivity
Low thermal conductivity properties and ideal for when thermal insulation is advantageous.
Easy to Cut and Install
GFRP composites can easily be cut on-site with a steel bandsaw or a grinder with a diamond blade. Ideal to reinforce soft eyes in tunnels.
Low Environmental Impact
GFRP composites have 15% lower embodied energy than steel (comparison based on the manufacture of steel).
Coefficient of thermal expansion is less than steel and aluminum.
More than 100 years retention of strength in corrosive environments.