Reinforced plastic products are accurately measurable, impressive and durable and give the designer virtually unlimited possibilities freedom of design. Reinforced plastic has excellent shaping properties for the most variable purposes. Reinforced plastic structures are corrosion, acid and alkali resistant and endure great temperature changes. The manufacturing of large items is easy using hand lamination.
Light, seamless and durable structures
Reinforced plastic can be used in both small individual items and in large-scale industrial applications. Reinforced plastic can be manufactured into lightweight seamless structures with excellent durability and rigidity. When needed, light and durable materials, such as carbon fibre or Kevlar, can be used in special structures. Our most well-known reinforced plastic products are sailboats, motor boats and rowboats as well as furniture design by Eero Aarnio.
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Reinforced plastic composites are thermoset plastics reinforced with glass or artificial fibres or other fillers. Reinforced plastic can be used in individual items as well as in industrial production of large volumes. The material can be manufactured into lightweight seamless structures with excellent durability and rigidity. A reinforced plastic product gets its final shape and colour directly in the mould. When needed, light and durable materials, such as carbon fibre or Kevlar, can be used in special structures.
Typical properties of in the final product:
- Suitable for large and demanding items
- Excellent strength versus weight
- Very light, excellent durability and rigidity
- Good heat resistance: optimal properties for indoor and outdoor use
- Excellent surface properties: can be painted and glued
- Excellent corrosion, acid and alkali resistance
- Virtually unlimited moulding options
- Good electricity insulation properties
- Low mould costs per item
The typical mould material is reinforced plastic.