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Why use fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP)?

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Why use fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP)?


When choosing building materials for infrastructure projects, there are some key factors to consider before making a decision. Engineers must ensure that choices are made that benefit the people in their organization (the people who will use the material) as well as the end users of the project.


One such material is fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP), the frp sheet material of frp sheet, which benefits both builders and users. Here's how this unique material works for you.



1. Production and installation time

When developing a design for an overall infrastructure plan, we need to consider not only the entire project, but also the amount of time required for each step in the process. Obviously, saving time saves money, but you certainly don't want to sacrifice quality for efficiency. Fiber reinforce plastic sheet can provide the ideal balance, helping to save valuable production time while still providing the necessary quality, strength and durability.


By comparing the production and installation time of FRP with that of precast concrete, the total production time of FRP is 15 days less than that of precast concrete. This translates into savings of more than two weeks in labor costs and overall downtime for infrastructure development. Compared to precast concrete, the total installation time required for FRP is less too (nearly five days less on average).


Because the installation time is shorter, the FRP engineer does not have to complete the work only during the working week. Instead, they can choose to do installation work on weekends, because end users will experience less inconvenience and commute disruptions with less traffic congestion.


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2. Weight

Going hand-in-hand with a quicker installation time is FRP’s weight. FRP is known for being lightweight. Actually, it weighs eight times less than reinforced concrete, which means FRP is also less labor intensive to use and install and requires less equipment. The material also requires less labor to be removed.


Compared the total weight of frp plain sheet with the total weight of precast concrete, FRP is much lighter than precast concrete, with plain frp sheets weighing about 5,000 pounds and precast concrete panels weighing nearly 41,000 pounds. Using lighter materials can make it easier for your workers, save on labor costs, and reduce stress on your infrastructure. The lighter the weight of the materials used, the less overall wear and tear on the infrastructure.



3. Corrosion and maintenance

Offering high durability and strength, as well as reliable resistance to corrosion, FRP is long-lasting and mitigates the need for ongoing maintenance. The lack of required maintenance and repairs helps to save on expensive labor and material costs and also prevents inconvenience to end users, since repair downtime is eliminated. And, since FRP is long-lasting and resistant to corrosion, the long-term frp sheet costs end up being less as well.


Though frp fiber sheet does have a slightly higher price point per square foot at initial installation, the material allows for many benefits in terms of long-term cost savings. Because frp flat sheet causes less stress on the infrastructure and is more durable than other materials, it eliminates the need for costly repairs or reconstruction down the road.


Hangzhou Saining Polycarbonate Sheet Co., Ltd. was founded in 1997, a manufacturer that specializes in producing various kinds of high-quality fiber reinforce plastic sheets (such as frp roof panels and frp skylight sheets).


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