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date: 16 September 2019

glass‐reinforced plastic (GRP) 

A Dictionary of Modern Design

Jonathan Woodham

Known as glass‐reinforced plastic (GRP) in Britain, fibre‐reinforced plastic (FRP) in the USA, or by the trade name fibreglass (after the manufacturing company Fibreglass Ltd.), GRP has been used for a wide range of applications from car body panels and boat hulls to furniture and tennis rackets. It has the virtue of a good weight to strength ratio, rust resistance, and ability to be moulded in a wide variety of ways. It became increasingly widely used in the post‐Second World War period, a pioneering design being the celebrated ... ...

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