Thursday, 10 March 2016

How FRP Pipes Manufacturers Strengthen Their Plastic Pipes?

Due to various advantages and affordability, most water industries are switching to FRP / GRP pipes and giving farewell to their traditional metal pipes. As pipes manufacturers produce their range of products using such materials that provide corrosion resistance, weather proofing, and chemical resistance, industries are vastly relying on their products. To ensure reliability and make their products more robust and durable, FRP pipes manufacturers use special technique to strengthen plastic pipes.

These days industries are taking interest in water recycling. Generally, wastewater or sewage is treated to expel impurities and later this treated water is discharged into rivers or seas. The wastewater is transformed into portable water using reverse osmosis technique. When it comes to treating water, FRP pipes rope in significant role and industries are using them in such plants to avail advantages -
  • Vast variety of material properties
  • Highly corrosion resistance
  • Longevity
  • Smooth inner surface
  • Low friction
  • Negligible maintenance cost
  • No need of protective cover
Manufacturers are using special materials namely polyester epoxy resins reinforced with continuous fiber or glass filaments. Most of the thermoplastic-based pipes come under category of non-reinforced extruded products. And FRP products are different as these are produced by winding processes that include use of epoxy resins / thermosetting polyester reinforced with continuous fiberglass.

Once these resins reacts chemically, the process is irreversible after curing, which ensures good temperature resistance feature of FRP pipes. The manufacturing process used by FRP pipes manufacturers is less complicated and economical as the material of construction and product are produced simultaneously. Due to such production techniques, manufacturers get frp pipes at competitive prices and in bulk volumes. High chemical resistance is next best feature that makes FRP/GRP pipes useful for industries.

In this way manufacturers strengthen their frp or grp pipes and make them best for industrial use.