As a composite material, fiberglass reinforced polyester (FRP – PRFV) obtains its properties from the combination of the base materials that make it up:
The type of reinforcement used is fiberglass, due to its high mechanical properties and low cost. There is much more variety available when selecting a matrix (resin),because of the countless possible combinations of composition, concentration, temperature, pH, etc.
Polymerization at temperature and ambient pressure is common to all these resin families by the use of a convenient catalytic system.
The basic composition of an FRP laminate is formed by the following elements: