Glass Wrap GFRP

Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) is comprised of a polymer material (such as epoxy, vinyl-ester, or polyester) reinforced with a fiber (such as carbon, glass, Kevlar, basalt, etc.); thus the name is Fiber Reinforced Polymer or FRP. The fibers are the main source of strength and stiffness in FRP. The resin serves two primary purposes: a) it distributes the load among all fibers, and b) it protects the fibers from environmental effects such as abrasion, corrosion, etc. FRPs have physical properties that are different when measured along different axes or directions. By orienting the fibers in the desired direction, one can achieve the required strength in each direction. Three main types of FRP materials are described below.

Fiberglass is a type of fiber-reinforced polymer where the reinforcement fiber is specifically glass fiber. The glass fiber may be randomly arranged, flattened into a sheet (called a chopped strand mat), or woven into a fabric. The plastic matrix may be a thermoset polymer matrix – most often based on thermosetting polymers such as epoxy, polyester resin, or vinylester – or a thermoplastic.