How do pultruded composites compare to other materials?

GRP composites are fast become the go to product for material specifiers due to their high strength and long life span. Core6 composites offer a variety of products including pultruded structural profiles.

Profiles created by pultrusion are utilised in an expansive array of projects across a multitude of industries. Products of this nature possess value over other materials due to the ease of maintenance, longevity and strength. Perhaps worth considering for your next project?

Some very useful characteristics

When compared to other materials such as wood and metal, pultruded profiles are approximately 30% lighter than aluminium and 75% lighter than steel. This can make a substantial difference in many industries including transportation, sporting equipment, and construction. Additionally, while various metals possess isotropic characteristics, pultruded composites are capable of holding administered reinforcement in the precise areas where it’s required, making them the more efficient choice.

Perhaps the simplest reason why pultruded products are preferred over wood is that they won’t rot, mould, warp, or develop mildew thanks to moisture or weather subjection. Furthermore, there’s also no danger of an insect infestation occurring. When damp, they are non-conductive, making them the ideal pick if safety is your first priority. Pultrusion mediums are more lightweight than wood, but at the same time, they are noticeably more rigid and robust.

Core6 GRP pultruded structural profiles are comprised of a special glass reinforced isophthalic polyester resin. It consists of a polyester surface veil and continuous strand mat as its surface layer, and is fortified with glass fibre. This mixture not only supplies profiles with a long life, but also outstanding corrosion resistance.

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