The advantages include:
Design Flexibility : The practical uses of GRP are virtually endless. It’s unique physical properties allow it to be easily tooled, molded and manufactured to meet almost any specifications. Because there are few constraints on size, shape, color or finish, the styling and appearance can take precedence over manufacturing costs.
Affordability : 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.
Strength & Durability: High strength to weight ratio and high flexural strength. GRP is an attractive lightweight material that builds strength into almost any finished product or component. GRP can be stronger than steel and sheet metals. Highly resistant to environmental extremes.
Appearance : GRP 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.
Non conductive properties: GRP is non-conductive, RF transparent, and helps to insulate against electromagnetic fields, making GRP the obvious choice for electrical and electronic equipment storage.
Corrosion Resistant: GRP is non-corrosive and has a much longer life expectancy when compared to a variety of construction materials. In highly corrosive environments GRP is the preferred choice over metal, wood, or plastic. A popular choice where exposure to harsh environments is a concern, GRP provides resistance to ultra violent light, extreme temperatures, salt air, and a variety of chemicals including most acids. Because GRP is chemically inert and corrosion-resistant, it offers an economical alternative to stainless steel.
Low Maintenance: Fibreglass parts require very little maintenance – no rust, no painting, no wood rot.