GRP Composite Flat Sheet & Anti Slip Products

  • GRP Ballast Boards

  • Shaped Profiles

  • Range of Colours

  • Choice of Thickness

  • Sealed Edges

  • Manufactured to Size

GRP Ballast Boards need only to be between 8 – 12mm thick due to their inherent strength, meaning they are lighter than boards made from alternative products, they are also much easier and cheaper to transport and easier and quicker to install.  They can be cut or drilled on-site and will accept a variety of mechanical fixings.  Additionally they have high anti-UV / Graffiti properties as standard.


GRP Ballast Boards

Smyth Composites have manufactured flat sheet solid GRP (FybaTex) panels for use in a number of applications for many years.  Recently, for a multitude of reasons, these panels have more and more often been utilised as Ballast Board and Parapet Screens by the rail industry.

Benefits of Using GRP Boards

  • Excellent Strength to Weight Ratios
  • Require little, if any, Maintenance
  • Long Life, due to the fact they won’t Corrode or Deteriorate
  • Non-Conductive
  • Lighter than Traditional Materials
  • Easily Cut/Drilled on Site for Simple Installation
  • Excellent anti-U.V. Properties to Stave off Colour Fade
  • Excellent anti-Graffiti / Vandal Properties

FybaTex panels installed on Tyndall Bridge

FybaTex Panels are very versatile as they come in:

  • Thicknesses from 2.5mm to 20mm thick
  • Sheets cut to size up to 3000mm x 1500mm
  • Any RAL / BS Colour
  • Various Smooth or Textured Finishes
  • Can be Supplied to BS 476 Pt7 Fire Ratings

GRP Ballast Boards are excellent for protecting rail-side equipment, retaining track-side ballast and stabilising embankments.

Boards can be supplied per-drilled, cut to shape and recessed if required.

Small orders are normally delivered in 8 – 10 working days, larger orders 3 – 4 weeks.

General Description

Nominal Weight of Panel


These are solid, through coloured GRP panels, designed for use in a general cladding and lining applications.  The are manufactured by combining hundreds of thousands of glass strands with pigmented thermoset U.V. resistant resins and gel-coats.
Thickness (mm)










Panel Size and Thickness

Panels are generally manufactured to a width of 1400mm to 1500mm and a maximum drop max of 1800mm.  Standard product range can be manufactured from 6mm thick upwards.

Fire Resistance

Products can be manufactured to different degree of fire resistance:


Unlike other “Plastic” glazing products GRP will not drip, melt or soften in the event of fire.  For an explanation of the different ratings click here

Colour Range

Panels can be manufactured to the following:

  1. B.S. 4800 Colour Range
  2. B.S. 5252 Colour Range
  3. RAL Colour Range

A colour match service is also available.

Thermal Co-Efficient of Expansion:

30 x 10­^(-6) /Deg C
Note: Compared with many other plastics GRP has minimal expansion and contraction characteristics and will not bow and warp in extremes of temperature.

Thermal Conductivity:     0.2w/mK                     

Tensile Strength:              123MPa

Flexural Strength:             193 MPa

As standard, we used chopped-strand fiberglass… Flexural Strength can be enhanced by the addition of woven reinforcement if required.

Tensile Modulus:                7.1GPa

GRP is 7 times stronger than mild steel on a weight for weight basis

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