When considering the advantages of modern plastics (light weight , ease of handling and installation, high dielectric strength, no corrosion problems), and their disadvantages (cold flow, cold temperature embrittlement, heat distortion, low abrasion resistance, relatively low compressive strength), it becomes obvious that fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) provides all the physical advantages and properties while eliminating or materially reducing the disadvantages of the non-reinforced plastics.
FRP's properties of light weight, ease of handling and installing, high dielectric strength, corrosion resistance with great compressive strength combine to make it the state-of-the-art material for Glas Mesh FRP abrasion control and electrical insulation products. Glas Mesh FRP products will not cold flow under pressure nor become brittle in cold temperatures, will not soften nor distort from heat, and they have excellent abrasion resistant properties.
Glas Mesh products are fabricated from a precision manufactured, filament wound, ultraviolet protected, FRP epoxy with integral epoxy liner and exterior coating. FRP products' inside diameters approximated the outside diameters of the carrier pipes, thus assuring close fit and requiring minimum clearance during installation. Glas Mesh products meet all known industry recommended standard specifications and properties.