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The Advantages And Disadvantages Of FRP Materials In The Furniture Industry

Jul 25, 2020

FRP furniture is made of excellent performance glass fiber reinforced unsaturated polyester FRP as the main raw material, with a small amount of auxiliary wood, soft packaging materials (sponge, cloth, etc.), paint, etc. So what are the advantages and disadvantages of FRP furniture?

1. The advantages of FRP furniture

1. Excellent formability

FRP can be processed in a variety of ways, so that processing methods suitable for products with different designs and different requirements can be easily selected. According to incomplete statistics, there are more than 30 processing methods. It can be made by hand or machined. And it can usually be molded at one time during the manufacturing process, which is another significant feature that distinguishes it from metal materials. As long as you select the appropriate material laying method and arrangement procedure according to the product design, the FRP materials and structure can be completed at one time, avoiding the secondary processing usually required for metal materials, which can greatly reduce the material consumption of the product and reduce Waste of manpower and material resources.

FRP furniture

2. Excellent physical and chemical properties

FRP has the characteristics of light weight, high strength, heat insulation, heat resistance, insulation, radiation resistance, corrosion resistance, electromagnetic wave penetration, and low temperature resistance. It can be used in many environments and fields. FRP is an anisotropic material, and its formula and additives have a wide range of selectivity, which can be adjusted artificially, so that its physical and chemical properties have more room for adjustment.

3. Broad design adaptability

FRP can adapt to various design needs, and can be designed and manufactured according to different use environments and special performance requirements. As long as you choose suitable raw materials, you can basically meet the performance requirements of various products for different purposes. Therefore, FRP material is an excellent material variety with designability.

4. Energy-saving materials

Since many large-scale components can be made by hand paste and do not require large and complex molds, their molding temperature is generally at room temperature, so its molding production energy consumption is very low. Even for mechanical molding processes, such as molding, winding, injection, RTM, injection, and pultrusion, the molding temperature is much lower than that of metallic and non-metallic materials, so the molding energy consumption can be greatly reduced.

Second, the disadvantages of FRP furniture

1. The fixed place of metal and FRP is easy to loosen: the connection process is not handled well;

2. Discoloration: the quality of the material used is unstable;

3. Surface cracking: Generally, hand-made glass fiber reinforced plastic furniture is prone to surface cracking;

4. Sound: Poor handling of the connector or loose connection for a long time will cause this problem.

Compared with traditional wooden furniture, FRP furniture has the advantages of excellent mechanical properties, good gloss and hand feel, good fire resistance, high rigidity, long life, corrosion resistance, heat resistance, heat resistance, mildew resistance, water resistance, fire resistance, etc., but at the same time it also There are certain shortcomings. Only a correct and comprehensive understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of FRP furniture can help us use FRP furniture better.