HOW FRP COMPARES TO TRADITIONAL STRUCTURAL MATERIALS
Because installation of Strongwell FRP is much simpler than steel, structures built using Strongwell’s pultruded products can cost as much as 15% less than carbon steel, 30% less than galvanized steel, and as much as 50% less than stainless steel.
Pound-for-pound, EXTREN® pultruded fiberglass structural shapes are stronger than steel in the lengthwise direction. Strongwell FRP weighs up to 75% less than steel and 30% less than aluminum – ideal when weight and performance counts.
FRP costs on average 20% less than steel to install with less down time, less equipment, and less specialized labor. Avoid costly specialized labor and heavy equipment, and speed the construction process by using Strongwell pultruded structural products.
Fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composites offer resistance to a broad range of chemicals and harsh environments. Strongwell offers a full corrosion resistance guide to ensure the performance of its products in some of the toughest conditions.
Several of Strongwell’s pultruded products are L.A.R.R. certified for RF transparent screening and enclosures. Even in low temperature settings, pultruded fiberglass remains a poor electrical and thermal conductor, and offers high dielectric capabilities.
Strongwell FRP is durable and impact resistant. It will not dent or deform like metals. Resists rot and corrosion, eliminating the need for constant maintenance. This combination of performance and durability offers the ideal solution in numerous applications.
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