Glass-reinforced plastic facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Rutan.variEze.g-veze.arp
Light composite aircraft

Glass-reinforced plastic (GRP), is a composite material or fibre-reinforced polymer made of a plastic reinforced by fine fibers made of glass. Like carbon fibre reinforced plastic, the composite material is commonly referred to by the name of its reinforcing fibres (fibreglass).

Other benefits include:

  • has a good weight to strength ratio
  • is corrosion resistant
  • is water resistant
  • may be light-weight
  • is non-conductive

Applications of GRP

  • Sail planes, Sports cars, micro cars, karts, lorries, wind turbine blades.
  • Pods, domes and architectural features where a light weight is needed
  • Bullet-proof glass
  • Roofing products
  • Protective sleeving for RF Antennas
  • Electrical enclosures

Images for kids


Glass-reinforced plastic Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.