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maxis GFRP specifications are based on TIS (Thai Industrial Standard). This TIS were specified using data from the following manufacturers and documents as guidelines:
- CAN/CSA-S806-12 (National Standard of Canada published by the Canadian Standards Association and approved by the Standards Counsil of Canada)
- ACI 400.3R-04 (American Concrete Institute - Guide Test Methods for Fibre Reinforcing Polymers (FRPs) for Reinforcing or Strengthening Concrete Structures.
- ASTM (American Society for Testing Materials)
Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymers (GFRP)
Glass fiber reinforced plastic (GFRP) commonly known as fiberglass is a synthetic amalgamated material made up of plastic and extremely fine fibers of glass. It is the largest segment in the composite industry. GFRP composite material is a relatively low-cost composite material as compared to carbon and other metal fiber composites.
From last few decade, this synthetic composite material is in demand for its high strength, light weight, corrosion resistance quality.
GFRP products are in high demand in the industries such as wind energy, aerospace, and defense, construction, automotive, etc. for its light weight and corrosion resistant property.
Early man was aware of the basic principle that a composite material is greater than the sum of its parts. For example clay straw were found to be stronger than clay alone; straw being the fiborous reinforment and clay being the matrix. The first use fo glass fibre reinforced polyester composites was in the aircraft industy during the 1940s. This was followed some years later by the first non-military application in the marine sector, where FRP proved a complete innovation - revolutionizing the way boats were built.
In US FRP was first manufactured in 1984 by the Kodiak Company. It was designed for applications where concrete is exposed to water, salts and other chemicals. The first vehicular structure built using FRP was Mckinley Ville bridge in 1996.