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.

 

Wood vs FRP

Bedford FRP vs. Structural Timber When it comes to structural applications, Bedford’s fiberglass reinforced plastic offers significant advantages compared to timber. Unlike wood, our fiberglass shapes won’t warp, rot or decay from exposure to moisture. They’re resistant to corrosion, insects, mold and mildew. Best of all, they don’t need environmentally hazardous coatings or preservatives to deliver exceptional durability. Bedford FRP profiles are:

  • Stronger and more rigid than structural timber
  • Corrosion, rot and insect resistant
  • Consistent in strength, appearance and quality from piece to piece

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