Q. How do I work with Smyth Composites?
Most products / panels can be easily cut, drilled and installed using conventional tools or can be successfully glazed using standard polyurethane or silicone mastics, which will have no adverse reaction with the panels.
Q. Do Smyth Composites have any specific Health & Safety issues?
Not really, other than to cut in well ventilated areas using gloves, eye protection and dust particle masks.
Q. What are the key qualities / advantages of using Smyth Composites Products?
Please refer to individual product pages for full details but generally speaking they are – vandal, graffiti, impact, shatter, UV and fire resistant, lightweight, low maintenance, very strong, RF Transparent, smokeless, odourless, insulatory and available in an almost limitless range of colours.
Q. Can the products be painted?
Most of the products are coloured during manufacture so that the colour runs through the whole of the GRP panels. Some of the products can also be painted with a number of finishes including gel coat, speckle and spatter.
Q. What thicknesses are available?
Standard thicknesses are 3, 4 & 6mm, with no maximum (within reasonable limits).
Q. Is UV degradation an issue and what can be done about it?
With the application of our unique surface protectant membrane the panels will not yellow and degrade when exposed to long term sunlight / U.V.
Q. Can I Colour-match GRP?
Colours may vary slightly from batch to batch, so when planning the overall area of an installation, consideration should be given to ordering enough pigment as a masterbatch to ensure uniformity of colour/shade and minimise chromatic variance.
Q. Are Smyth Composites fire rated?
Due to the extensive choice of panels and core materials available, products can be manufactured to suit individual customer requirements. Where there is a risk of fire, Class I BS 476 systems come highly recommended (Class I/O for glazing), whereas our Phenolic laminates and foams provide the ultimate protection against fire, smoke and toxic emissions.
Q. Can I get a Sample?
If a customer requires a standard stock sample, our aim is to have it dispatched the same day. Non standard samples or specific colours, will be sent usually within 4 to 5 working days, if the product has to be manufactured.
Q. How do I order?
Telephone: +44 (0) 1241 855799 Fax: +44 (0) 1241 855931 or email: [email protected] with your order. Please include: product type, quantities, sizes, thickness, surface finishes and colour. We will contact you with a price and to gather any details that may be missing.
Q. What is the order turn-around time?
Our usual turn-around time is 7-10 working days although we can supply goods quicker as customer need and level / volume of work dictate.
Q. Where can Smyths deliver to?
We can deliver to anywhere in the world, and offer a standard next day delivery service (from date of dispatch) for customer in the United Kingdom.
Q. Do Smyth Composites have BS or ISO certification?
Smyth Composites have their own stringent and continually monitored quality control and processing systems in place.