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EPiC database - Glass reinforced plastic (GRP)

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posted on 2020-12-10, 20:48 authored by Robert CrawfordRobert Crawford, André StephanAndré Stephan, Fabian PrideauxFabian Prideaux
This material is part of the free Environmental Performance in Construction (EPiC) Database. The EPiC Database contains embodied environmental flow coefficients for 250+ construction materials using a comprehensive hybrid life cycle inventory approach.

Glass reinforced plastic (GRP) is a composite laminate material including glass fibres to reinforce a plastic, typically a polyethylene (PE) resin. GRP is strong, lightweight, weather-resistant and heat resistant. It is also commonly referred to as glass reinforced polyester, glass-fibre reinforced plastic (GFRP), fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) or fibre reinforced polymer (FRP).

GRP is made by laying the glass fibres in two or three dimensions and embedding them into the plastic resin. This is typically done through moulding. GRP is thus available in multiple shapes, including flat sheets and curved objects.

GRP can be used for roofing, storage tanks, door and window surrounds, piping and cladding.


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    7020 - Architecture


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