FRP sheet laminates (mainly CFRP laminates) are perfect support components providing dimensional stability, low creep, and high flexural strength with a wide variety of applications. Excellent insulating properties and resistance to melting at high heat has made FRP laminates highly useful as primary and secondary electrical insulation and thermal barriers.
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. In recent years, the repair of understrengthened or damaged reinforced concrete members by the external bonding of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) laminates has received considerable attention.