Updated: Sep 22, 2022
Glass-reinforced plastic (GRP), also known as glass fiber composites, is a fiber reinforced polymer made of a polymeric matrix reinforced by fibers of glass. The component of composite material individually don't have a good property but when they used truly with each other to make a composite they show superior properties.
Composite materials have unique properties like high mechanical strength, lightweight, electrical and thermal isolation, chemical resistance and etc. The most important reason why we need composite materials is the versatility in their properties which enables them to be applied in a large number of fields.
Our company has worked for many years on the composite field and one of our production is the composite living cabins. The composite cabin has a lot of advantages compared to the metal one.
Structures made of composites have a long life and need little maintenance. Composites resist damage from the weather and from harsh chemicals that can eat away at other materials. Composites are good choices where chemicals are handled or stored. Outdoors, they stand up to severe weather and wide changes in temperature. Many composites have been in service for half a century.
Composites are light in weight, compared to metals. Their lightness is important where less weight means better fuel efficiency (more miles to the gallon). In other hand Composites are good insulators—they do not easily conduct heat or cold because of the low thermal conduction coefficient. They are used in buildings for doors, panels, and windows where extra protection is needed from severe weather.
Strength Related to Weight
Strength-to-weight ratio is a material’s strength in relation to how much it weighs. Some materials are very strong and heavy, such as steel. Composite materials can be designed to be both strong and light. This property is why composites are used to build a cabin. A composite can be made to resist bending in one direction, for example. When something is built with metal, and greater strength is needed in one direction, the material usually must be made thicker, which adds weight. Composites can be strong without being heavy. Composites have the highest strength-to-weight ratios in structures today.
Nonconductive and nonmagnetic
Composites are nonconductive, meaning they do not conduct electricity and they are not magnetic. This property makes them suitable for use as a security cabin near electric or magnetic devices. They can be used around sensitive electronic equipment.
Composites can be moulded into complicated shapes more easily than most other materials. This gives designers the freedom to create almost any shape or form such as secuirty cabins, porta cabins, living cabins, toilet cabins, portable WC and shower cabins. Most recreational panels today, for example, are built from fiberglass composites because these materials can easily be moulded into complex shapes, which improve design while lowering costs.