Glass fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) also called GFRP, fiber-reinforced plastic, generally refers to glass fiber reinforced unsaturated polyester, epoxy and phenolic resin matrix. Glass fiber or products as reinforcement of reinforced plastics, glass fibre reinforced plastic, or fiberglass, pay attention to distinguish with tempered glass. Due to the variety of resins, polyester glass fiber, glass fiber reinforced epoxy, phenolic glass said. Light and stiff, do not conduct electricity, steady performance. high mechanical strength, recycling less corrosion resistant. Can replace steel machine parts and automobiles, ships and other shell.
Fiberglass generic glass-fiber reinforced plastic, known as FRP (Fiber Reinforced Plastics), namely, fiber reinforced composite plastic. The fibers can be divided into glass fiber reinforced composite plastic (GFRP) and carbon fibre reinforced composite plastic (CFRP), boron fiber reinforced composite plastic. It is based on glass fibre and its products (glass cloth, yarn, felt, and so on) as reinforcing material, synthetic resin matrix composite materials. Fiber-reinforced composite consists of reinforcing fibers and matrix. Fiber (or whiskers) of very small diameter, generally below 10 μ m, fewer defects and small fracture strain is approximately less than 30 per thousand, is a brittle material, easily damaged, broken and eroded. Matrix for the fiber, much less strength, modulus, but can withstand the strain of large, often with visco-elastic and elastic-plastic, is a ductile material.