Glass Reinforced Plastic
Glass reinforced plastic (GRP) is a composite material used in boatbuilding, automotive body components and street furniture – particularly where toughness, strength and durability is called for. These qualities make GRP ideal for specialist long life containers.
GRP is produced from glass fibre matting and thermoplastic resin, which can be moulded or formed into shape. Moulded packs require tooling, but highly detailed designs are possible, and finished packs combine extreme protection with an attractive and colourful finish.
Alternatively, the fibreglass can be ‘laid up’ over a substrate, forming a laminate with heavy duty corrugated board for example. This creates an extremely strong and rigid structure, with an excellent strength to weight ratio, and can be used for larger packs without tooling charges. Consequently, combining Tri-mite and formed GRP, prototypes can be produced for economic style and size testing.
GRP pack options include:
- Hermetic sealing.
- Fire retardant treatment.
- Permanent choice of colours.
- Security fittings.
Re-usable and repairable, GRP packs are ideal for ‘closed loop’ shipping operations thanks to its resilience and stability in extreme climatic conditions.