What Is FRP and Why Do We Need it in Louisiana?
FRP is a composite made up of thermosettings (resins) and fiberglass, which is literally very thin fibers of glass, hence the name. These glass fibers and the various resins it is combined with is what makes up the base ingredients of FRP Louisiana products.
The resins are what contribute the various environmental and chemical resistance qualities and act as the binder for the glass fibers within the structural layer. DEFI Louisiana products generally are comprised of three layers also referred to as laminates.
- Chemical Barrier Layer (CBL): This layer provides chemical resistance that gives FRP products their anti-corrosive characteristic
- Structural Layer: For temperature resistance and structural integrity
- Topcoat (Surface Veil): Environmental and temperature resistance
As you can see, the emphasis in the composite is on structural strength and durability in any environment. When you get to know how FRP is made, it makes a very compelling case for the widespread use in many different industries due to the advantages it offers.