FRP (glass fiber reinforced plastic) is a composite material formed by the composite processing of synthetic resin and glass fiber. As a new type of material, FRP sheets have replaced traditional metal materials in many fields. The diameter of glass fiber is minimal, generally less than 10 microns, and it is a brittle material that is easily damaged, broken, and corrupted. Most fiberglass reinforced materials exist in the form of mats and fabric.
Basic Structure of Gelcoatd FRP Sheets
- Surface (Gel-coat)
The high-quality gel coat improves the UV resistance and color durability of the material, and at the same time increases the gloss of the panel surface, so that the surface will not have problems such as pores, cracks, scratches, etc., resulting in a very beautiful and eye-catching appearance. Gelcoats are also more resistant to corrosion and can be cleaned.
- Middle (Fiberglass)
Fiberglass mat or fiberglass fabric has a stronger bonding force with resin, is more soluble in styrene, and endows the product with the characteristics of high strength, lightweight, and good toughness. Good impact resistance properties are also well represented.
- Back Side (Resin)
The substrate surface of the FRP panel is flat, and clean, with no air hole, no crack, no scratch, and adhesion is better.
The Main Advantages of FRP Sheets
☑ Light Weight
The relative density is between 1.5~2.0g/cm³, which is only 1/4~1/5 of carbon steel.
☑ High Strength
The tensile strength of the FRP sheet is close to or even exceeds that of carbon steel.
FRP is a good corrosion-resistant material and has good resistance to the atmosphere, water, and general concentrations of acids, alkalis, salts, and various oils and solvents.
FRP is an excellent insulating material and can still maintain good dielectric properties at high frequencies.
FRP has low thermal conductivity, which is 1.25~1.67kJ/(m·h·K) at room temperature, which is only 1/100~1/1000 of that of metal. It is an excellent thermal insulation material.
Various structural FRP products can be flexibly designed according to needs.
TOPOLO Supplies Multiple Surface-treated Fiberglass Sheets
TOPOLO offers fiberglass sheets with glossy, matt, stone, weave, bubble, and imitation leather surface patterns., if you need other patterns, please send us samples or detailed documents.
|Glass content (%)||19||25||29||30||30|
|Tensile strength (Mpa)||60||80||92||95||97|
|Elongation at break (%)||1.5||1.5||1.5||1.5||1.5|
|Elastic modulus (Gpa)||5.5||7||7.3||7.6||7.8|
|Izod impact strength (KJ/m2)||45||55||70||80||95|
Application of Fiberglass Sheets in Composite Panels
Sandwich panels composed of fiberglass sheets and various core materials such as foam, honeycomb, and wood panels, combine thermal insulation and strong properties. It replaces traditional metal sandwich panels in many fields.
Application of Fiberglass Sheets
The following are just some of the applications of fiberglass sheets, which are also widely used in furniture, wind turbine blades, solar back panels, billboards, shelves, boat hulls, signs, etc.
Choose FRP Sheets at TOPOLO
TOPOLO is a professional glass fiber-reinforced material manufacturer, our Gelcoat FRP sheets are high-quality materials for making all kinds of composite panels. TOPOLO factory covers an area of tens of thousands of square meters, with a daily production area of more than 10,000 square meters. Our FRP sheets are very popular in the international markets and currently sell well in Europe, South America, North America, the Middle East, Central Asia, Southeast Asia, Africa, and other markets.
Note: FRP sheets are mostly packaged in rolls, and can also be cut to specific sizes according to your needs.
During long-distance transportation, violent shaking and collisions will cause damage to the product. In order to ensure that the product reaches its destination safely, we use iron frames, wooden pallets, etc. to fix the products. Or customize the packaging according to your needs.
New FRP Sheets – CFRT Sheets
TOPOLO has developed a new type of FRP sheet – CFRT (Continuous Reinforced Glass Fiber Thermoplastic), which is laminated with multiple layers of thermoplastic unidirectional prepreg tapes, which are more durable. If you want to get a better product experience you can try this material.
- Continuous fibers provide much more strength and stiffness.
- Excellent impact resistance and shear performance.
- Lightweight: 35% lighter than GRP sheets.
- Strong tenacity: 100% more than GRP sheets.
- Low cost: 20% lower than the cost of GRP sheets.
- Thermal insulated and corrosion-resistant.
- Easy processing and assembling.
- Non-poisonous and odorless.
- 100% recyclable.