Corrosion resistance and long life time

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 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 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 Materials at Plasticon Composites Corporate Website.

The production time of this type of project would be: two months after mobilization of the Plasticon Composites mobile facility at site. Depending on the diameter, wall construction, heights we can give an indication of the time. In case you do not have a specific tank design, feel free to send us a description of the medium, process, temperature and conditions. Together we can design a safe and reliable solution for your plant, feel free to request an indication for your plant.  

It only takes one week of mobilization and one week of de-mobilization (time of transport from the storage to site depends on the location of the site). All equipment and raw materials can be transported in ISO Containers. 

Plasticon Composites offers the manufacturing and assembling of FFFT anywhere in the world where an industrial site is (being) build. Even in extreme climates or rugged terrains. Plasticon Composites specially offers seismc designed storage tanksWe apply the ASCE 7-10 for the seismic design of the FRP storage tanks.

Contact us to request for information at your location!

Depending on the type of medium, Plasticon Composites' FRP tanks can be designed for an operational temperature of 120° Celsius. Feel free to send us the specifications of the medium you handle and/or your processes. 

  • chemical resistant material (suitable for storing acids or brines)
  • corrosion resistant material
  • manufacturing of complete tank farms in a short time
  • low costs
  • long lasting solution (50 years)
  • significantly low transportation costs
  • quick mobilisation, manufacturing and assembling
  • high safety factors
  • high service level
  • low in maintenance
  • fire retardent
  • seismic design possibilities
  • different diameters up to 30 meter DN, read more about the dimensions
  • experienced and skilled supplier

Click here to download the FFFT Brochure, or contact us for a hard copy. Aways feel free to contact us for any further questions. 

Visit the corporate home page for more information about FRP material or Dual Laminate material



Yes, we executed several succesful FFFT projects the past few years. The FFFT innovation is designed to operate in difficult environments and particularly to be able to manufacture complete tank farms (tanks varying in diameter) within a short time for low cost. We have done several projects in in 

For decades, Plasticon Composites already executed projects with the On Site Winding Machine (OSWM) at a variety of plants around the globe for over decades, mainly manufacturing and assembling FRP Ducts or FRP Chimneys (read more information on the Plasticon Composites corporate website). Design, manufacturing, assembly and installation of FRP and Dual Laminate process- or storage tanks is our core competence.

All types of chemical fluids can be stored in FRP tanks, as FRP contains excellent corrosion resistant properties. Read on this page the list of mediums you can store in Field Fabricated Fiberglass Tanks and feel free to contact us for questions.

Not only do we provide FFFT for Chemical and Mining industries, FFFT is very suitable for the Food Industry as well. Plasticon Composites manufactures FRP tanks in compliance with different standards from the food industry. Oils in particular can be stored in FRP storage tanks, as the inner wall of a Plasticon Compoasites storage tank is 100% seamless, making it easy to clean and providing an optimum flow of the medium. High hygiene standards are met using FRP products. Contact our team to see reference projects for the food industry.