Fiber-reinforced Plastic (FRP)
Definition - What does Fiber-reinforced Plastic (FRP) mean?
Fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) is a composite material made up of polymer that is supported with fibers for added strength. It is commonly used in industries such as aerospace, construction and marine to build structures that require added resistance to force in order to prevent deformation. Fiber-reinforced plastic is useful in terms of corrosion protection because it helps in preventing corrosion due to force application and deformation such as stress corrosion cracking.
Fiber-reinforced plastic may also be known as fiber-reinforced polymer.
Corrosionpedia explains Fiber-reinforced Plastic (FRP)
Fiber-reinforced plastic is produced using a wide range of fibers depending on the final usage requirements. Fibers can be sourced from glass, carbon, aramid and other sources. It is vital to ensure that the fiber source of fiber-reinforced plastic suits the application that it is to be used in.