That’s why: FRP
The benefits of FRP
FRP is the material of the future. It is used as building-material for the construction of aircraft, Formula 1 cars and windmills. More and more bridges are also made of FRP. The material is very durable and practically maintenance-free. And thanks to the invention of our InfraCore® technology, FiberCore bridges, lock gates and bridge decks are also extremely strong.
What is FRP?
FRP is fiber-reinforced polymer. It consists of a combination of glass and/or carbon fibers and thermosetting resin. FRP has quite a few advantages as a construction material:
FRP is lightweight. We make the construction prefab in our own factory in Rotterdam (The Netherlands) and then transport it to construction sites worldwide. Here we place the construction in a very short time. If the work is well prepared, we can install a bridge within an hour, with minimal disruption to the environment. Thanks to the light weight, a light foundation is sufficient. Our bridges are so light; they can float.
FRP is insensitive to fungi and moisture. And therefore cannot rot or rust. UV rays and temperature changes also have no influence on FRP. It is also nice that the material is resistant to all forms of vandalism. Such as graffiti and fire. Repair costs are very low.
Robust & safe
Our constructions are very robust. This thanks to our patented InfraCore® technology. Research shows that FRP structures with InfraCore® Inside are stronger than structures made of concrete, wood and steel. Without risk of fatigue or corrosion. All constructions with InfraCore® Inside comply with CUR 96 and Eurocodes.
Sustainable & circular
We only have one earth. And we have to handle it with care. With our constructions we therefore want to contribute to making the infrastructure market more sustainable. The FRP bridges and lock gates of FiberCore Europe last a very long time: more than 100 years. Thanks to the smart prefab construction and the light weight, the bridge is easy to install.
That is why: a FRP bridge from FiberCore Europe
- Very strong (thanks to InfraCore® Inside)
- Lifespan of> 100 years
- Durable and low in maintenance
- Safe, reliable and resistant to vandalism
- Resistant to weather influences
- UV and corrosion resistant
- Prefab delivered at the location
- Light weight
- A light foundation is sufficient
- Quick and easy to install
- Designed according to Eurocode / CUR96
- Low CO2 footprint
- Ready for the circular economy