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Glass Fiber Reinforced Plastics (GRP)

Glass Fiber Reinforced Plastics are a composite material consisting of fiberglass reinforcements in a plastic (polymer) matrix. The variations of both reinforcements and polymers allow an incredible range of physical and mechanical properties, which can be developed specifically for the performance required. Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic composites are strong, lightweight, corrosion resistant, thermally and electrically nonconductive, RF transparent, and virtually maintenance free. Fiberglass is an attractive, lightweight, and durable material with one of the highest strength-to-weight ratios available for component fabrication. It is also highly resistant to environmental extremes. FRP do not rust, are highly resistant to corrosives, and are able to withstand temperature extremes as low as -80° F or as high as 200°F. Fiberglass Reinforced Plastics can be tooled, molded, and fabricated into almost any shape or design. There are few restrictions on color, finish, shape, and size. In addition to its versatility, FRP products are cost effective solutions for almost any application, component, or part. Once molds have been created, parts can be easily duplicated at an extremely cost effective price point.

FRP products are chemically inert, thus will not react with other substance. FRP products are also structurally stable and exhibit the least amount of expansion and contraction with temperature fluctuations as compared to traditional materials. A process where each layer of the laminate is individually fabricated on a contact mold allowing precise control of the glass content and ensures that the glass is thoroughly wetted with resin. This fabrication method is the most labor intensive.

Advantages of GRP

  • High strength/weight ratio
  • Chemical resistance
  • Inherent colors, including maintenance-free finishes
  • Weathering resistance
  • Versatility of design
  • Possibility to combine with other materials
  • Wide choice of resins for special needs
  • Thermal properties
  • Electrical properties
  • Thermo-setting nature (compared with thermoplastics)
  • Versatility of manufacturing techniques
  • Rigidity (compared with thermoplastics)

Applications

  • Oil Industry
  • Chemical Industry
  • Water treatment Plants
  • Construction Industry
  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Electrical Industry
  • Food Industry
FACTS & FIGURES

Hitech is headquartered in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E with a dedicated multinational workforce of over 8,000 employees

Concluded the year 2016 with a record turnover and expects year on year growth of 30% in 2017

Hitech growth was fuelled by mega ongoing projects and we continue to see growth in aspiring markets

Hitech use a range of modern, high quality machinery worth AED 150 Million to produce the best possible results

Hitech has been awarded the ADNOC - Ruwais Housing Complex Expansion project

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