24 January 2017

Advantages of glass reinforced plastic

Reinforced plastic has more strength and high resistance against weather, thus finding its use in outdoor applications and other many applications so it allows many advantages. Let us have a deep insight into the advantages of glass-reinforced plastic.

Advantages of glass-reinforced plastic :

  • Glass can be easily drawn into the fibre from the molten state.
  • Glass is cheaper and readily available.
  • Glass fibre is relatively strong.
  • In terms of plastic matrix materials, glass is chemically inert.
  • One of the main reasons for using glass-reinforced is the fact that it does not conduct electricity.
  • Resistant to corrosion.
  • In its weight-to-potency ratio, glass-reinforced plastic is found.
  • High strength plays a vital role when it comes to designing man load-bearing structures and glass-reinforced fulfils this need.
  • Compared to other corrosion-resistant materials like titanium and stainless steel, it is very affordable.
  • Glass-reinforced plastic has a high strength to weight ratio and high flexural strength making it an attractive lightweight material that builds strength into almost any finished component or product.
  • The unique physical properties of glass-reinforced plastic make it extremely flexible meaning that almost any specifications can be easily tooled, moulded and manufactured.
  • It probably won't corrode so you may not even have to finish it by painting it, just have the plastic producer dye it for you.
  • It does not expand or contract anything like steel does.
  • Glass-reinforced plastic will weight half the weight of aluminium and seventh of steel.
  • Low transport cost.
  • Long effective service life.
  • Variety of joint system.
  • Better hydraulic performance.