Fuelled by the need to surpass the limitations of conventional materials, recent years have seen a large increase in engineering applications of advanced fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composite materials in many major industries, such as aerospace and defence, automotive, construction, marine, and oil and gas industries. FRP composites are very attractive for use in engineering applications due to their highly favourable material properties, including high strength-to-weight and stiffness-to-weight ratios, corrosion resistance, and light weight. Studies conducted to date have demonstrated numerous advantages offered by FRP composites in various engineering applications.
The unique combination of excellent properties – high corrosion-resistance combined with light-weight and high stiffness – are the properties that make composites the best choice compared to many traditional materials.
Composite materials can be used in so many different applications in different industries that is almost impossible to categorize them in certain segments.
Applications and Products :
FRP structural shapes are commonly specified by engineers and industrial designers for use as supports for FRP roofing and siding and as components in corrosive environments such as metal processing, wastewater treatment, pulp and paper, petrochemical, mining, etc. In many cases they have replaced more conventional materials which have proven to be costly and ineffective in corrosive environments.
Defence sector :- Telescopic camouflage support poles, powder packing tubes, mine detecting probes, tubular Bangalore Torpedoes, cable rod sets, etc.
Agriculture & Forestry :- sprayer tubes, fence posts, olive picking systems and many more.
Mining, Sugar Refineries, Resin Plants, cooling water systems :-GRP/FRP pipes Structures can be made from various pultrusion profiles and has unlimited applications.