History of Glass Reinforced Plastic
Though GRP is said to have been invented a couple of decades earlier, it wasn't until the 1930s that fibreglass found its way into commercial favour, with a considerable amount of research going into its production methods and potential uses.
The aviation industry was especially interested in the potential of fibreglass due to its need for their aeroplanes to be as lightweight as possible, while still holding up against extreme pressure; something fibreglass has since become famous for.
By the 1950s the advantages of using GRP mouldings over other, more traditional materials was becoming widely accepted across much of the manufacturing industry, with commercial use of the material skyrocketing, as it has continued to do until this day.
Another clear advantage of using Fibreglass GRP Mouldings is that unlike other materials, these mouldings give manufacturers complete design freedom to create the products of their choosing, whether you want to produce hundreds of bathroom vanity units, dozens of retail displays, or a single, bespoke sports car.
Fibreglass has a much lower production cost over other material contenders which, when combined with its strength and versatility, helps to bring home the fact that GRP is here to stay.
Contact us today for free, professional advice on why you should start using fibreglass in your manufacturing process, or to receive a direct order quotation.
Centre console for a RIB (rigid inflatable boat)