Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP)

Fibre-reinforced plastic (FRP) is a composite material made of a polymer matrix reinforced with fibres. The fibres are usually glass, carbon, aramid, or basalt. Other fibres such as paper, wood, or asbestos are rarely used. The polymer is usually an epoxy, vinylester, or polyester thermosetting plastic.

FRPs are used in designs that require a measure of strength or modulus of elasticity for which non-reinforced plastics and other material choices are ill-suited. This makes them ideal for cleanroom surfaces and gives them an edge over stainless steel, aluminium, PVC or polypropylene. A cleanroom is necessary for the protection of your critical processes and environments, and panels, walls and equipment for your cleanroom should be produced using durable materials. FRPs are ideal for this purpose. They are commonly used in the cleanroom environments for aerospace, automotive, marine, and construction industries.

At Total Clean Air, we are the leaders in cleanroom construction services and in the supply of cleanroom accessories and consumables. We provide fibre-reinforced plastic panels and finishes for durable cleanrooms, and we offer an integrated approach from planning through implementation, providing all the services and products necessary to deliver controlled environment solutions.

Modular Cleanroom Benefits

  • Modular Construction
  • Quick Assembly Time
  • Versatility
  • Reconfiguration
  • Airflow Control
  • Inexpensive Modifications

Fibre-reinforced Plastics Explained

Fibre-reinforced plastics are a category of composite plastics which contain fibre materials that enhance the strength and elasticity of plastics. Composite plastics are types of plastics which are strengthened with two or more homogeneous materials with different material properties to derive a final product with specific mechanical properties.

Fibre-reinforced plastics are best suited for any design programme that demands weight savings, precision engineering, finite tolerances, and the simplification of parts in both production and operation. This can be seen in cleanroom applications.

The use of fibre reinforcement affects the strength, rigidity, elasticity and operation of the final product. To enhance the strength, flexibility and elasticity of the final FRP product, the geometric shape and design can be magnified or diminished. Some of the design considerations include:

  • Ensuring proper wall thickness
  • Creating multifunctional geometric shapes that can be moulded as single pieces
  • Creating shapes that have more material and structural integrity by reducing joints, connections, and hardware.

Cleanroom Design, Build & Validation

  • Budgeting and planning
  • Engineering, design & layout
  • Airflow and filtration design
  • Construction and Installation
  • Full Certification of our product
  • Industry-specific equipment installation
  • Validation

Why Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) Is Perfect For Your Cleanroom

Fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) wall panels are ideal for any cleanroom that will be exposed to a great deal of moisture or require extensive cleaning with harsh chemicals. Typical applications include laboratories, pharmaceutical cleanrooms, and environments subject to stringent regulations.

Creating a protective envelope for critical areas demands high-performance finishes. Surfaces and finishes made of fibreglass reinforced plastic (FRP) are extremely moisture-resistant and non-porous. This is because FRP provides a barrier that is highly resistant to impact and scratching. Because of its unique process, the finish will not trap soil or bacteria on the panel.

The robust panels hold up under frequent maintenance cycles, even with caustic cleaning chemicals such as bleach.

Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) is cheaper, faster, and easier to manufacture than cast aluminium or steel artefact, and maintains similar and sometimes better tolerances and material strengths.

At Total Clean Air, we offer a wide variety of cleanroom wall panels in the industry in order to accommodate a variety of cleanroom applications. Our FRP panels can be outfitted with a moisture resistant gypsum board if required and are manufactured to meet your specific requirements and application.

Total Clean Air for Your Cleanroom Fibre-reinforced Plastic Panels and Finishes

At Total Clean Air, we offer a customised combination of parameters to guarantee best results and optimal security. Our services come at an affordable price and we have a reputation for quality workmanship. We are available to install FRP finishes in cleanrooms anywhere in the UK.

We employ innovative methods and pride ourselves on designing and constructing state-of-the-art FRP panels for all cleanroom facilities. Our services are ISO 14001, ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001 accredited.

Our friendly, professional sales staff is one call away from reducing the stress on your upcoming cleanroom project. Are you ready to start a project with us? Contact us today.

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Phillip Godden

Phillip Godden is the Founder & Chief/Executive Officer at Total Clean Air.

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