The Glass-fibre Reinforced Plastic is a material consisting of: fibreglass fabric and/or glass or aramid fibre (a synthetic fibre with high mechanical resistance) bound together by a thermohardening resin which has been suitably polymerized (polyester, epoxy, acrylic or phenolic). With this technology known as "Pultrusion", it is possible to combine the mentioned range of fibres with the resin in such a way as to obtain the required mechanical characteristics, which may vary in different parts of the same profile or be uniform throughout.
Fact Sheet ID Number
Basic Electrical Materials & Methods
structural behavior, cable tray, fibreglass, reinforced plastic, pultrusion, channel tunnel
Date of this Version
ECT Team, Purdue, "GRP Cable Trays" (2007). ECT Fact Sheets. Paper 108.