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.

Corrosion Resistant

Corrosion Resistant

GFRP composites do not corrode and are rust free.

Low Cost

Low Cost

GFRP composites offer a long life-cycle and excellent whole-of-life savings.

High Chemical Resistance

High Chemical Resistance

Exceptionally resistant to chemicals including acids, alkalis and wastewater.

High Tensile Strength

High Tensile Strength

Nearly double the strength of structural steel.

Lightweight

Lightweight

Approximately ΒΌ weight steel and 70% that of aluminum.

Non-magnetic

Non-magnetic

No interference to sensitive magnetic apparatus such as compass calibration areas or MRI scanners.

Non-electrically conductive

Non-electrically conductive

Often used in components where electric currents and electromagnetic fields can cause problems.

Low thermal conductivity

Low thermal conductivity

Low thermal conductivity properties and ideal for when thermal resistance is advantageous.

Easy to cut and install

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

Low environmental impact

GFRP composites consume approximately 70% of the embodied energy of steel.

Dimensional stability

Dimensional stability

Coefficient of thermal expansion is less than steel and aluminum.

Highly Durable

Highly Durable

More than 100 years retention of strength in corrosive environments.