Glass is a type of material that can be used as glass fiber-reinforced plastics (GFRP). The definition of a composite is that it consists of two or more materials that work together to achieve better properties when combined than when applied separately. The application of various core materials is also possible. This allows the properties of the material to be improved.

This lightweight composite has a high stiffness to weight ratio. In challenging applications where conventional materials, such as steel and aluminum, do not suffice, GFRP can be the solution. This composite is electrically insulating, food approved and resistant to many chemicals. In addition, it does not interfere with radio waves or magnetic, which makes it extremely suitable for applications to these exposures, such as in the medical market. In comparison to carbon fibers, glass is cheaper though it has lower mechanical performance.

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