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The name of the FRP material and the advantages of FRP sculpture

Oct 13, 2018

The name of the FRP material and the advantages of FRP sculpture

We often see some bronze sculpture art products in some public places. In fact, many of these sculptures are not real copper sculpture products, but glass-steel sculpture products, which just look like copper sculptures after being colored.

   FRP is a composite material composed of synthetic resin as a matrix material and glass fiber and its products as reinforcing materials. FRP sculpture is a finished type of sculpture with light weight, corrosion resistance and relatively low cost. Also known as FRP, the scientific name fiber reinforced plastic, the domestic custom is called glass steel.

As we all know, steel is very hard and not brittle, it also has the characteristics of high temperature resistance; glass is hard and brittle, with good transparency and high temperature and corrosion resistance. The wise people began to imagine that if they could create a property that has the hardness, high temperature and corrosion resistance of glass, and the hard and brittle nature of steel, then this material will be of great use.

Everyone knows that the cement block is resistant to pressure and the steel is resistant to tension. Use steel as the bones and cement sandstones as muscles, let them condense into one, and learn from each other to become stronger and stronger - this is reinforced concrete.

Similarly, after numerous research experiments, people have melted the glass and pulled it into a glass fiber that is only a fraction of a tenth of the diameter of the hair. The original hard and brittle glass becomes a soft and tensile fiberglass. Its tensile strength can be increased by a factor of ten. Using glass fiber as the bone and bone, using synthetic resin (phenolic plastic, epoxy resin and polyester resin) as the muscle, let them be integrated into one, the material made, the tensile strength can be comparable with steel - hence the name is FRP .

Advantages of FRP sculpture:

1, light and high strength: density is only 1.5 ~ 2.0, only 1/4 ~ 1 / 5 of carbon steel, but the tensile strength is close to or even exceed carbon steel, and the specific strength can be compared with high-grade alloy steel.

2, good corrosion resistance: good corrosion resistance, good resistance to atmospheric, water and general concentrations of acid, alkali, salt and a variety of oils and solvents.

3. Excellent processability: The molding process can be flexibly selected according to the shape, technical requirements, use and quantity of the product; the process is simple, it can be formed at one time, and the economic effect is outstanding, especially for products with complicated shapes and few moldings, Highlight its technological superiority.

4, the design is good: the material can be fully selected to meet the performance of the product; can be flexibly designed according to the needs of various structural products to meet the requirements of use, can make the product has a good integrity.

Today, FRP sculptures are widely used for their relatively low cost and excellent performance. It often appears in squares, hotels, real estate, parks, homes and other places.


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