How Is Glass-Reinforced Plastic (GRP) Made?


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Glass-reinforced plastic (GRP), basically is a collective material or fibre-reinforced plastic composed of thin fibres which are made from glass.

The plastic is usually thermosetting, mainly being polyester or vinylester, but occasionally additional plastics like epoxy are even applied. As with additional compound substances, both the substances act mutually, each overcoming the scarcity of the other. By mixing the two substances mutually, GRP develops into a material which opposes together compressive and tensile forces. The two materials may be applied regularly or the glass may be particularly positioned in these portions of the structure that will face tensile loads.

GRP was initially developed in the UK throughout the Second World War and was applied as a substitute for the cast plywood which earlier used in aircrafts.

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