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Fibre-reinforced plastics: why they are superior to conventional materials

Insights from aXpel composites

Glass Fiber reinforced Plastic

As a specialized manufacturer of fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) parts, aXpel composites has focused on providing innovative material solutions for various industries. Fibre-reinforced plastics offer numerous advantages compared to conventional materials such as metal and wood. In this article, we present the outstanding properties of FRP and how they can improve performance and sustainability in different applications.

Weight savings

Fibre-reinforced plastics are lighter than conventional materials such as steel and aluminum. The weight savings allow for higher energy efficiency, reduced transportation costs and improved performance in applications such as automotive, aerospace and wind energy.

High strength and rigidity

FRP exhibit remarkable tensile, compressive and flexural strengths that are comparable or even superior to traditional materials such as steel and aluminum. The high strength and rigidity of FRP enable improved performance and durability in demanding applications.

Corrosion resistance

Fibre-reinforced plastics are resistant to many chemicals, weather influences and environmental conditions. This resistance to corrosion translates into longer life and reduced maintenance costs compared to traditional materials that can be susceptible to corrosion, such as steel and wood.

Design flexibility

FRP offer greater design freedom compared to traditional materials as they can be manufactured in a variety of shapes and sizes. This flexibility enables the development of complex, lightweight and integrated structures that best meet the needs of each application.

Thermal and electrical insulation

Fibre-reinforced plastics have excellent thermal and electrical insulating properties, making them attractive for electronics and power engineering applications. Their insulating properties can help increase the safety and reliability of electrical and electronic equipment.


FRP can be made from renewable raw materials, such as natural fibers or bio-based resins. They also offer a longer lifespan and lower maintenance requirements, which helps to reduce the ecological footprint.

Fibre-reinforced plastics (FRP) offer an impressive range of advantages over traditional materials such as metal and wood. FRP's superior properties, such as weight savings, high strength, corrosion resistance, design flexibility and sustainability, make them an ideal choice for a wide range of industries and applications. At aXpel composites, we pride ourselves on offering our customers innovative and high-performance FRP solutions that help improve the efficiency, durability and environmental performance of their products.


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