Corrosion resistant properties of Fiberglass, FRP

Fiberglass: an excellent alternative to stainless steel or rubber-lined steel!

For many years, conventional storage tanks were made of steel. This has now changed thanks to technical advancements in the field of fiberglass reinforced plastics (FRP) and other composite materials. Fiberglass products and their unique properties are increasingly being used in the tank storage industry. They are very corrosion resistant. This resistance, combined with a smooth and easy-to-clean surface, long lifetime and low maintenance, makes FRP tanks very cost-effective.

The Fiberglass tanks from Plasticon Composites International Contracting have already been in use for more than 50 years in the chemical process, power, water& waste water, mining and food industry.

Some of the main advantages in comparison to steel components are:

  • Little to no maintenance
  • A long product life span of up to 50 years!
  • Abrasion resistant
  • Chemical and corrosion resistant
  • Lightweight (50% of steel)
  • Fast project execution
  • High cost effectiveness – as compared with e.g. stainless steel, rubber-lined carbon steel

Thanks to the magnificent properties of fiberglass, Plasticon Composites storage tanks have a very long life time. Plasticon Composites International Contracting was founded in the 1960s, and many of their storage tanks are still in use. No corrosion, good workmanship and regular maintenance by the Plasticon Composites service team have led to this extreme long life time.  

Applications of Field Fabricated Fiberglass Tanks:

  • Brines
  • Acids (concentrated)
  • Crude oil and refined petroleum products
  • Chemicals (petrol)
  • Bio- and vegetable oils
  • Fatty acids
  • Caustics
  • Chlorides
  • Liquid fertilizer
  • Lime slurries
  • Waste water
  • Mixing slurries

Read more about FRP or Dual Laminate Material.