The FRP Advantage

Wood rots. Steel rusts. Aluminum dents. Fiberglass reinforced plastic lasts.

Traditional building materials have their place. But for harsh, corrosive environments, Bedford fiberglass reinforced polymer (FRP) is a smart choice.

Bedford structural fiberglass has the strength of steel at a fraction of the weight. It won’t corrode, rot, attract insect damage or conduct electricity. It can be formed into countless FRP profiles to fit your specs. And decades later when those other materials need to be replaced, it will still have plenty of life.

In short, fiberglass pultrusions give you a different way to solve your design challenges — one that can reduce costs and improve performance in the long run. To maximize these benefits, however, it’s best to design with the properties of FRP in mind from the start. Our engineers and fabricators can help, so contact us with your questions.

 

Dented aluminum

Bedford FRP vs. Aluminum Bedford’s pultruded fiberglass-reinforced polymer offers substantial advantages compared to aluminum extrusions. Our PROForms® fiberglass shapes won’t corrode and are non-conductive. Unlike aluminum, FRP has low thermal conductivity, so it’s a good insulator. And FRP pultrusions won’t deform under impact. Bedford FRP profiles offer:

  • Superior resistance to a broad range of chemicals
  • EMI/RFI transparency (transparent to radio/radar/antenna transmissions)
  • Light weight with high strength

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