Common Industrial Uses for Fiberglass

Common Industrial Uses for Fiberglass

Fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP), is a type of reinforced plastic which can be manufactured using different kinds of glass fibers that can be rearranged into a flat sheet or woven to look like a fabric. Initially, a combination of glass fiber and polyester was used for insulating wool homes. With time, this combination turned into a stronger composite with higher durability and life expectancy, which is now widely used across several industries.

Besides being strong, fiber glass is also impact-resistant and it can be crafted into various shapes, and sizes. According to MarketsandMarkets, the fiberglass market is estimated to reach a value of $23.9 billion by the year 2024 from $17.1 billion in 2019—a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7 percent. It shows that the industrial applications for fiberglass are ever growing.

In this blog, we’ll have a detailed discussion about the industrial application of fiber glass. Let’s dive in!

Beverage Industry

Manufacturers in the beverage industry utilize fiberglass grating in the production of bottling liners.

Automotive Industry

Since fiberglass prevents corrosion, it is used to manufacture multiple components of cars as well as body kits. The automotive industry has the most contribution in the growth of the fiberglass market.

Chemical industry

One of the major benefits of fiberglass is that it’s slip resistant. This feature makes it great for the chemical industries where it is used to make gritty surfaces slip-proof. It’s also used for coating of containers where different chemicals are stored to prevent corrosion.

Food industry

Fiberglass is extensively used in poultry farms due to its hydrophobic qualities. It keeps food processing hygienic and protects other equipment and machinery in the plants from corrosion.

Boat Industry

The high salt content in sea water can damage the interiors and exteriors of boats and vessels. Fiberglass is used to protect them from giving in to the damage caused by seawater, thereby, significantly increasing their life.

Water Industry

Fiberglass is most commonly used in the manufacturing of water storage tanks. Fiber glass water storage tanks are more durable than any other material, for instance metal, plastic, and polyethylene. The surfaces of these tanks are layered with a combination of fiber glass and composite resin coatings to keep the tanks from corrosion. Because water pressure in the industries is extremely high, tanks can easily get cracked and damaged, but fiber glass coatings provide strength to the tanks and increase their life expectancy.

If you’re planning to install water storage tank in your industry, there’s no better option than a fiberglass reinforced plastic tank. They can be easily installed and require lower maintenance than water storage options.

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