Is FRP Waterproof?

A: Absolutely FRP is waterproof. Just like other building materials, it does have an absorption rate to it, but it’s very minimal compared to wood or something along those lines. When building structures in environments that encounter a lot of moisture; whether it be some substances or water—corrosion is always a major concern. In these […]

What Are The Different FRP Products And What Does DEFI Specialize In

A: FRP stands for fiber-reinforced plastics. It’s a generic term which can be used for different types of products in the marketplace. For us, we specialize in structural fiberglass—as in fiberglass channels, beams, square tubes, and fiberglass grating for walking surfaces—that is our specialty. We will take finished goods from the manufacturer and create fiberglass […]

FRP: How Strong Can It Really Be?

A: Pound for pound, structural FRP is as strong as its steel counterpart. Now, that doesn’t mean that you’re going to change an 8-inch steel beam with an exact 8-inch fiberglass beam. With a fiberglass structural beam, you may have to go a little bit thicker or deeper in the structural members. If you recognize […]

Can FRP Be Painted?

A: Absolutely FRP can be painted. There are going to be several steps that need to take place to prep the product you’re going to paint. You’ll need to grind the product down to the fiberglass strands so the paint has something to adhere to. Once that is done you can paint the fiberglass all […]

What Is The Difference Between FRP And GRP?

A: FRP stands for fiber-reinforced plastics, it’s a term typically used stateside here in North America. GRP is a term that means the same thing. But it’s generally used over in Europe and Asia and stands for glass-reinforced plastic. The backbone of the industrial revolution has always been thought to be led by the steel […]

How Is FRP Made?

A: FRP Is made in a variety of different ways depending on the product you’re making. Ours at DEFI is mainly made by the open mold process, hand layup, and the pultrusion process. FRP is not a new invention. In fact, FRP was invented over 110 years by Leo Baekeland, an American chemist who emigrated from […]

What Is The Difference Between FRP And Fiberglass?

A: Fiberglass is a very generic term and can mean a wide variety of different products. FRP stands for fiber-reinforced plastic. Generally, it’s a term used for our type of fiberglass—grating, structurals, and the like. If you do a Google search for fiberglass products, you may find the terms “fiberglass and “FRP” used interchangeably.  Honestly, […]

What Is The Life Span Of FRP Products?

A: FRP can last a very long time due to its corrosion resistance and UV stability. So, one can expect FRP products to last at least 20-25 years. When it comes to structural building materials that last, streel has long held a position at the top of the industry. This is for good reason too—steel […]

Custom Fiberlass Fabrication? No Problem.

At DEFI Fiberglass we specialize in custom fiberglass fabrication to suit any industry or application. We can manufacture FRP product according to any specifications you require. Our products are corrosion-resistant, flame retardant, non-conductive, and offer superior strength-to-weight ratio vs. steel. CASE STUDY: MANUFACTURING PLANT REQUEST In this video, our custom fiberglass fabrication team at our […]

Can FRP Be Used For Boating Docks?

A: That’s an excellent application for fiberglass. The reason being is that the corrosion-resistant nature of fiberglass, also being a UV stable product—you don’t have to worry about UV degradation. In addition, because of the open area of fiberglass grating, it allows the pressure from waves to be relieved through there. So, you don’t have any […]