ACI designs Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) composite to provide the characteristics needed to simulate the performance of traditional materials, such as wood, ceramics, metal, etc. The flexibility of Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic properties combined with ACI’s expertise enables cost-effective design while eliminating the cost of over-engineering.
ACI selects the correct fiber from a wide variety of reinforcements to meet your strength, performance and simulation requirements.
Rot-proof, rust-proof, chemical-resistant, termite-proof and moisture-proof FRP is a wonderful substitute for traditional materials. UV resistance can be designed into products. Fiber reinforcement increases strength. Extremes of temperature and humidity will not affect FRP or Fiberglass.
Clean, Low-Maintenance FRP
FRP does not support the growth of bacteria or mold, thus reduces the need for frequent cleaning. Finishes can be smooth or embossed, either of which will clean as well as a #3 stainless steel finish.
Easier to lift, transport and install than some traditional materials, FRP is often chosen because it is light. Perfect when overall weight is an issue. Fiber reinforcement can add as much strength in some cases then heavier materials for which it is being substituted. Pound for pound Fiberglass is much stronger than steel.
Fiberglass fabrication or FRP fabrication is the cost-effective solution for thousands of Architectural, Commercial and Industrial challenges. When considering your next project, look at the many reasons FRP can be the best solution.
FRP can be manufactured to meet code requirements in building, transportation, commercial or other Industries. FRP will burn, as will wood or other building materials. Standard FRP composites emit dense smoke when burned; however, if low-smoke/no-ignition codes must be met, these properties can be designed into the resin. Please provide fire, safety and commercial codes for the project.