In its simplest form, Fiberglasss Reinforced Plastic (FRP) is a material system consisting of a plastic resin matrix, glass fiber reinforcement and suitable additives. Mud and straw is an example of a form of composite; the mud acts as a resin matrix while the straw is the reinforcing fiber. These composite materials are combined and processed by one of a number of methods to meet certain performance and appearance requirements as a finished component or composite. Fiberglass allows for greater design flexibility previously prohibited by the limitations of traditional building materials. Fiberglass is non-corrosive, strong, lightweight, maintenance-free and can be erected efficiently and economically. Per unit weight, fiberglass is among the strongest commercial materials available. Pound for pound, fiberglass is stronger than concrete, steel or aluminium.
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