Key Benefits of FRP in Cellular Applications
In recent years, fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) has become a preferred choice of material in the cellular industry due to its corrosion resistance, high strength and lightweight properties. FRP is used in several cellular applications, and in this blog post, we will explore many cellular FRP products and their benefits.
Fiber-reinforced polymer is a composite material made with fiberglass, and a resin matrix is an ideal material for applications in harsh environments or where high strength is required. Industries that benefit from using FRP products include aerospace, automotive, construction, and many others. Another common industry that is reaping the many benefits of fiber-reinforced polymer is the cellular industry.
Using FRP in Cellular Applications
As technology advances, so does the demand for suitable infrastructure to support our technology and its requirements. The cellular industry is constantly adapting and building more to support our technology, and FRP plays a significant role in that development.
FRP is a suitable material for cellular applications, especially where electromagnetic interference (EMI) or radio frequency interference (RFI) is a cause for concern.
Strongwell’s fiberglass materials are used in many cellular FRP products, such as screening solutions to protect antennas and other cellular components. The materials can be installed on rooftops, trellises and many other places.
Wherever there is technology, there will be cables. Cable trays can be produced for indoor and outdoor use to accommodate and protect cables that help keep technology running.
As technology continues to develop, more cellular towers need to be upgraded or built to keep up with it. However, cellular towers are not known to be the most attractive buildings, which is something that telecommunication companies are now considering. FRP can be used to manufacture cellular shrouds that not only protect the towers but also make them less unattractive to the eye. This is possible because FRP can be produced in a range of colors and components can be molded into specific shapes, all of which help to improve the aesthetic of the building.
Panels and Screens
FRP panels and screens can be used to conceal and protect products that support our telecommunication structures. Owing to their radio transparency, FRP products can shield cellular products from harsh weather conditions and UV light and prevent the products from looking unsightly.
The Benefits of FRP
There are several reasons why FRP is so commonly used across a range of industries these days. Not only is it non-corrosive and very high in strength, but take a look at the following additional benefits:
- Easy to Install
- Electro-magnetic Transparency
- Low Resistivity
- Maintenance Free
- Reduced Attenuation of High-Frequency Signals
- Thermal Stability
Strongwell’s Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Products
The fiber-reinforced polymer products manufactured by Strongwell are highly regarded and have now been certified by the Los Angeles Research Report (L.A.R.R.). To receive this certification, our products were examined through stringent testing procedures against fire, mechanical and weathering ASTM standards. If you’re looking for FRP products for use in cellular applications, get in touch with us today and let’s see how we can help you.