The unique properties of Fibreglass make it suitable for a wide range of applications, and provides advantages over many other types of construction. These advantages include:
Fibreglass construction allows for a tremendous amount of design flexibility. The practical uses of fibreglass are virtually endless, limited only by your imagination. Fibreglass has opened many new possibilities for creative designers. Its unique physical properties allow it to be easily tooled, molded and manufactured to meet almost any specifications. Because there are so few constraints on size, shape, color or finish, the styling and appearance can take precedence over manufacturing costs.
This design freedom and the easiness to work make fibreglass an economical alternative for the manufacture of any component or finished product in any quantity.
The lightweight strength of fibreglass has always made it a popular choice for manufacturing. Fibreglass offers distinct advantages in a wide range of products; its reduced weight and maintenance make it attractive on architectural projects. More and more industries are discovering the benefits of its versatility.
Strength & Durability
High strength to weight ratio and high flexural strength. Fibreglass is an attractive lightweight material that builds strength into almost any finished product or component. Pound for pound fibreglass can be stronger than steel and sheet metals. Highly resistant to environmental extremes. Fibreglass is built to last. Dollar for dollar, fibreglass reinforced plastic products provide better performance than plain non-reinforced plastic units.
Fibreglass parts are gel-coated in their molds with a choice of flat, semi-gloss or high gloss color eliminating the need for painting. In highly corrosive environments gel-coats are much more durable than most paints. Fibreglass products can be manufactured in numerous finishes, textures and colors.
With sheet metal, you get a plain box. Fibreglass parts have sleek contours and a superior molded appearance with high visibility colors.
Fibreglass is non-conductive, RF transparent, and helps to insulate against electromagnetic fields, making Fibreglass the obvious choice for electrical and electronic equipment storage.
Corrosion – Environmentally Tough
Fibreglass is non-corrosive and has a much longer life expectancy when compared to a variety of construction materials. In highly corrosive environments Fibreglass is the preferred choice over metal, wood, or plastic. A popular choice where exposure to harsh environments is a concern, Fibreglass provides resistance to ultra violent light, extreme temperatures, salt air, and a variety of chemicals including most acids. Because fibreglass is chemically inert and corrosion-resistant, it offers an economical alternative to stainless steel.
Fibreglass provides superior acoustical properties when compared to plastic or metal. Various type of sound deadening materials can be laminated between high strength layers of Fibreglass matte to achieve the preferred level of sound deadening.
Fibreglass exhibits the least amount of expansion and / or contraction when compared to plastic, wood, or metals. Fibreglass parts have excellent dimensional stability and will hold their shapes under severe mechanical and environmental stresses.
Fibreglass parts require very little maintenance – no rust, no painting, no wood rot. Tired of costly maintenance associated with repairing or replacing expensive equipment?
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