Fibre reinforcement – the magical material
Fibre reinforment is a popular choice for production materials, as well as other uses, including automotive vehicles, manufacturing, construction, designing and development, etc.
This material has been the forefront for many commercial construction projects since the early 1950’s, Stuart Pease uses glass reinforced plastic due to the beneficial ways of this material. They have been involved in the fibreglass industry since the early 1960’s and their ever expanding business allows them to offer customers a quality service with an increased production capacity.
There are a number of uses and an array of products that can be made as it is highly versatile, popular construction material that has found itself at the forefront of many commercial construction projects due to its light weight, lower production cost over traditional alternatives, and the complete design freedom it allows in creating your product.
Fibre reinforcement comes in many ways
Fibreglass is one of the most commonly used fibre reinforcement materials. Many characteristics make it desirable for many applications. It is a good choice when using in conjunction with electrical or broadcast applications. Rishon design applications for civil engineering, road construction, railways, bridge construction, sea port areas, etc.
Types of fibreglass:
- A-glass – a good chemical resistance
- C-glass – very high chemical resistance
- E-glass – amazing insulator
- S-glass – used for mechanical properties
- D-glass – best electrical properties, but lacks in mechanical properties
Carbon (Graphite) Fibres
Carbon fibres have a combination of high strength and very low CTE – they offer good resistance to slightly higher temperatures, along with other valuable characteristics.
Carbon fibres are categorised into 5 sections, generally known as, low modulus, standard modulus, intermediate modulus, high modulus and ultra-high modulus.
The difference in these categories will depend on the properties of each carbon fibre, for example low modulus fibres have a tensile modulus of less than 30Msi. Ultra-high modulus fibres have tensile modulus greater than 75Msi.