Architectural Fiberglass, Inc. | 8300 Bessemer Ave. Cleveland, OH 44127-1839
Phone: 216-641-8300 - Fax: 216-641-8150 - Toll Free: 888-483-1775 |
E-Mail: sales@fiberglass-afi.com

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What is fiberglass?

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.

IBC Building Code
Changes 2009/2012
Fire Retardancy
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