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What is FRP composites material and why is it used?

FRP composites, otherwise known as fibre-reinforced polymer, is a strong composite material made from polymer – and as the name suggests, it’s reinforced with fibres.

In our case, we use FRP composites that are made from polymer then strengthened and stiffened using carbon-fibre, so we add a `C` to the acronym to call it CFRP.

FRPs are used in several industries including our own – the construction industry! And when you look at the pros, it’s easy to see why our specialist construction workers reach for it time and time again.

What is FRP composites material used for?

Fibre-reinforced polymer has many uses in construction, including the concrete strengthening and repair of roofing, floors, walls, and other foundation of a building. More impressively, it’s also used to complete strengthening jobs on large structures like bridges.

The FRP composites material has an extensive list of benefits, including:

  • Anti-corrosive
  • Durable
  • Easy to install
  • High-strength
  • Lightweight
  • Low-maintenance
  • Waterproof

Interestingly, the polymer element protects the fibres from harsh elements such as chemicals, water, extreme heat, and extreme cold.

Construction services that use FRP composites material

FRP composites material is used to complete a wide variety of construction jobs. At CCUK, we use it throughout:

  1. Structural Strengthening Jobs 
  2. Concrete Repair Jobs 

Learn more about FRP composites material

If you’d like to know more about FRP composites and how we use it in your specialist construction jobs, kindly get in touch today.