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Why composites ?

FRP polyester

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Polyester is a category of polymers belonging to the belonging to the thermosetting plastics family.

A polyester is actually the result of a combination of resin with fiberglass.

The purpose of the resin is to ensure chemical compatibility with the contact products, and the purpose of the fiberglass is to ensure the mechanical properties. The actual resin chosen for a given product depends directly on the process associated with the device in question.

A number of types of polyester resins exist: orthophtalic, isophtalic, bisphenolic, vinylester, and turbo vinylester.

Special treatments can also be applied to polyesters to make them suitable for use with food products as per European and Food and Drug Administration requirements.

Fiber Reinforced Plastic (FRP), also referred to as Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP), has excellent mechanical characteristics.

Some of the many advantages of FRP are:

  • Can be used to manufacture free forms.
  • Excellent chemical properties.
  • High level of mechanical resistance and longevity when exposed to harsh weather or sunshine.
  • Manufactured product respects all health and safety, as well as food/food processing industry standards.
  • Excellent quality surface once finishing work has been done.
  • Can withstand harsh weather.
  • Excellent anti-corrosion properties.
  • Extremely long-lasting product.
  • The top coating paint on the end product can be chosen from a wide range of colors.

Right from the beginning, CITP specialized on transforming glass fiber reinforced polyester. And so it is, that 50 years later, CITP has built up peerless expertise and experience in this sector, reflected by its international reputation.

Our achievements are compliant:

  • NFT 57,900
  • BS 4994
  • AD 2000-Merkblatt
  • EN 13 067
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