Carbon fibre reinforced polymer applications
Carbon fibre reinforced polymer composites, or CFRPs, are notorious for their lightweight, high strength, and high durability. It may come as a surprise that these ultra-thin materials are one of the best for strengthening and rehabilitating large, industrial buildings and structures. In this blog, we briefly detail the industrial uses of carbon fibre reinforced polymer applications.
Properties of carbon fibre reinforced polymer
CFRPs are made up of two brilliant formulas – carbon fibre for strength and rigor, and reinforced polymer as the cohesive matrix, or the glue, that binds the fibres tightly together – also providing protection and resilience.
The top properties of carbon fibre reinforced polymers include, but are not limited to:
- High corrosion resistance;
- High tensile strength;
- Low density;
- Low thermal conductivity;
- Low electricity conductivity;
- Vibration resistance.
Read more about this topic in our blog, Top 5 Properties of Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer
Commercial and industrial uses of CFRP
The reasons for using carbon fibre reinforced polymers on industrial structures are aplenty, but normally, CFRPs are used in the following scenarios:
- Inappropriate materials were used in the original build;
- The original design had faults;
- There is a need to increase the load-bearing weight of a structure;
- An old industrial structure needs rejuvenating;
- A specialist treatment is required that involves the use of CFRPs, such as seismic retrofit.
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