Fiberglass statue is a kind of finished product type of sculpture, fiberglass statue has the characteristics of lightweight, corrosion resistance, and relatively low cost. Fiberglass, also known as FRP, is known as fiber-reinforced plastics, which are customarily referred to as FRP in China. It is a composite material based on synthetic resin, and glass fiber and its products are composed of reinforced materials.
FRP production process: Before the production of finished products, the product to be made with specific clay materials to create the corresponding products, in the clay preparation after the completion of the plaster mold, and then the FRP (that is, resin and glass silk cloth combination) painted inside the exterior mold. When it is dry, open the outer die, through the mold molding program, to obtain FRP sculpture finished products. But FRP sculpture in the outdoor through the sun’s exposure and wind erosion, generally more than five years began to have deformation, fragile and brittle shortcomings.
Advantages of FRP
Lightweight and high strength
The relative density between 1.5~2.0, only carbon steel 1/4~1/5, but tensile strength is close, or even more than carbon steel, and than the strength can be compared with advanced alloy steel. As a result, there are excellent results in aviation, rockets, space vehicles, high-pressure containers and other applications that require weight reduction. The tensile, bending and compressive strength of some epoxy FRP can reach more than 400Mpa.
Good corrosion resistance
FRP is a good corrosion-resistant material, with good resistance to the atmosphere, water and general concentrations of acids, alkalis, salts, as well as a variety of oils and solvents. It has been applied to all aspects of chemical anticorrosion, is replacing carbon steel, stainless steel, wood, non-ferrous metals and so on.
Good electrical performance
It is an excellent insulating material used to make insulators. Good dielectric performance can still be protected at high frequencies.Microwave transmittance is good and has been widely used in radar radome.
Good thermal performance
FRP has low thermal conductivity and 1.25~1.67kJ/at room temperature (M h K), only metal 1/100~1/1000, is an excellent adiabatic material. In the case of instantaneous ultra-high temperature, is the ideal thermal protection and corrosion-resistant materials, can protect the cosmic aircraft in more than 2000 ℃ to withstand high-speed airflow scour.
It can be as needed, flexible design of a variety of structural products to meet the requirements of use can make the product has good integrity. It can fully select materials to meet the performance of the product, such as: can be designed to resist corrosion, resistance to instantaneous high temperature, the product in a certain direction has particularly high strength, good dielectric, and so on.
It can choose the molding process flexibly according to the shape, technical requirements, use and quantity of the product. The process is simple, can be molded at once, the economic effect is outstanding, especially for the shape of complex, not easy to form a small number of products, more prominent its technological superiority.