What is GRP And Its Origins?
GRP which stands for Glass Reinforced Plastic or Polymer was first developed in the 1930s for use to construct various building parts.
GRP or GFRP is made up of a combination of both polymer and glass fibres which are bonded together with a resin, usually Polyester or Vinyl Ester. The combination of plastic, resin and glass fibres forms what is known as a composite material. Composite materials are made up of at least two different materials or chemicals that have complementary properties to form a new material.
What Are the Benefits of Glass Reinforced Plastic Compared to Steel?
One of the reasons why GRP is so popular is because it’s a strong alternative to steel, concrete, or wood.
Unlike steel, concrete, or wood it is:Top 3 GRP Resin Types:
Unlike other suppliers who offer Orthophthalic GRP gratings, our GRP gratings are made from Isophthalic resin as standard. However, we do also offer Vinyl Ester GRP gratings by special requests.
The versatility of GRP is endless. Check out the GRP products we offer here at Lockinex below:
We also supply other GRP products to the industry such as GRP ladder rung covers for our highly popular Access Ladder kits for working at height and our GRP Pultruded profiles such as I beams, angle and more.