Fiberglass sculpture is a new type of handicraft sculpture, with a rich appearance and vivid colors, and the finished product is lifelike. It is very suitable for placing in public places. At the same time, the FRP sculptures are lighter in weight and easier to carry. However, there is no perfect thing in the world, so FRP sculptures will have some flaws. Then, what are the advantages and disadvantages of FRP sculptures?
Advantages of FRP sculpture
FRP sculpture products with various structures can be flexibly designed according to customer needs to meet the requirements of use and make the products have good integrity. FRP sculptures have strong corrosion resistance. This material is a good corrosion-resistant material and has a certain resistance to the atmosphere and water. It has strong thermal performance and is a good insulating material. It is safe to use. At a certain high temperature, it has a certain thermal protection and ablation resistance function, which can play a good effect. In addition, the glass fiber reinforced plastic sculpture process is simple can be formed at one time, and has outstanding economic effects, especially for products with complex shapes and a small number of products that are not easy to form, and its technological superiority is more prominent.
FRP can be compared with advanced alloy steel. The tensile, bending, and compressive strength of FRP can reach more than 400Mpa. It is a good corrosion-resistant material and has good resistance to the atmosphere, water, and general concentrations of acids, alkalis, salts, and various oils and solvents. It has been applied to all aspects of chemical anticorrosion and is replacing carbon steel, stainless steel, etc. Therefore, glass fiber reinforced plastic sculptures are more commonly used for decoration in parks and other places.
Disadvantages of FRP sculpture
The elastic modulus of FRP sculpture is twice larger than wood, but 10 times smaller than steel. Therefore, the product structure often feels insufficient rigidity and is easy to deform. It can be made into a thin shell structure, a sandwich structure, and can also be compensated by high modulus fibers or reinforcement ribs. Generally, it cannot be used for a long time at high temperatures. The strength of general-purpose glass fiber reinforced plastic sculptures will obviously decrease above 50℃, and generally only used below 100°C; general-purpose epoxy glass steel sculptures have a significant decrease in strength above 60℃. But it is possible to choose high-temperature resistant resin so that the long-term working temperature is 200~300℃.
The aging phenomenon is a common defect of plastics. FRP sculptures are no exception. Under the action of ultraviolet rays, wind, sand, rain, snow, chemical media, mechanical stress, etc., performance is likely to decrease. The interlayer shear strength is borne by resin, so it is very low. The interlayer adhesion can be improved by selecting processes and using coupling agents. The most important thing is to avoid these problems as much as possible during product design.
Customized FRP sculptures?
If you want to customize your own FRP sculptures, please provide design drawings. We have a high-quality FRP factory that can produce high-quality FRP sculptures according to your requirements. If necessary, please contact us.
The above are the advantages and disadvantages of FRP sculpture. Although there are some shortcomings in FRP sculptures, the flaws are not concealed. FRP sculptures are used more and more widely and are loved by everyone.