Engineering and production are dependents of each others to the growth of industrial developments. In accordance to the development it is necessary to work on new designs to make more reliable substance for the sake of improvement and sometimes one design is only possible with a new composition of substance as a single specification of a material cannot fulfill the requirement and needs a partner to be as perfect as needed therefore the composition of two or more materials to form a substance created for the improvement called composite materials.
This composition can be classified as two dissimilar components called matrix and reinforcement to make the matrix more strong flexible and easy to design at the same time. The matrix can be plastic, polymer, metal or ceramic whereas reinforcement consist a particulate or fiber base.
Fiber plays an important role for the composition by giving it strength and is usually covered by the polymer which keeps it in position to handle weight and tensions given and distributed I fibers equally hence giving more strength to the composite.
These fibers are also categorized as per their use and strength in a composite and are named as: E-glass, S-glass, Kevlar 49, carbon or IM-7, AS4, spectra 1000, P-100 as known as graphite and boron. To help covering them there are a few polymer cover agents like Polyesters, vinyl Esters, bismaleimides, polymides, epoxies and phenolics. Each new compositions of above mentioned material makes a whole new composite structure and different qualities.
Fiber reinforced plastic also known as FRP has a specification of high strength fiber consist of polymer matrix and glass fiber at most. These fibers are used as per the requirement of strength required and could be glass, carbon or aramid. The cover plastic is usually a thermosetting resin like polyester or vinyl. It can be used and replace metal and wood as it does in aircrafts.
Fiberglass is also known as GRP and this is made of glass fibers and use polyester vinyl or epoxy as the polymer. GRP is used in different applications such as gliders production, boats, bathtubs, pipelines tanks and other flawless hard material used usually in domestic purpose.
To make the conclusion short GRP is made of Glass reinforcement structure whereas FRP is based in a fiberglass reinforcement composition of polymer plastic.
You can avail GRP Pipes and FRP products either online or at the stores nearby your area.