GFRC shaping the future of Concrete.
A composite of cement, fine aggregate, water, acrylic co-polymer, glass fiber reinforcement and additives. The glass fibers reinforce the concrete, as steel reinforcing does in conventional concrete.
Glass fibers bound in a matrix of cut lengths, results in a product with much higher flexural and tensile strengths than normal concrete, making it suitable for a wide array of applications.
GFRC is a lightweight, durable material that can be cast into endless shapes. Its composition lends itself heavily to Kitchen Bench-tops and Counter-tops, Vanities, Splash Backs and Wall Facade Panels.
Commercially, GFRC can be used to make lightweightÂ facade panels for shop fronts. These panels are considered non-structural and simply give the “feel” of a concrete constructed structure. GFRC panels are considered lightweight because of the thinness of the material, not because GFRC concrete has a significantly lower density than normal concrete. On average it weighs about the same as ordinary concrete.
Developed in the 1940âs in Russia, it wasnât until the 1970âs that the current form came into widespread use, continuing to gain momentum today in Commercial and Residential applications.