Technical Specifications for Solid colour panels (Fybatex): These are solid coloured GRP panels, designed for use in a general cladding, lining applications. Manufactured by combining hundreds of thousands of glass strands with pigmented thermoset UV resins.
Weight of Panel
Products can be manufactured to different degree of fire resistance:
- General Purpose (GP grade – all products)
- BS 476 Part 7 Class 1 (surface spread of flame, all products)
- BS 476 Part 7 Class 2 (surface spread of flame, all products)
For an explaination of the differences between these ratings “click here”
Standard surface finishes include:
- Smooth / Crinkle
- Smooth / Smooth
- Smooth / Leatherette
- Crinkle / Crinkle
- Leatherette / Leatherette
- Smooth / Smooth
- Smooth / Resotex
- Table Finish / Crinkle
- Table Finish / Smooth
- Table Finish / Leatherette
- Table Finish / Resotex
- Crinkle / Leatherette
Table finishes primarily used when one surface is to be bonded and unseen
Smooth / Smooth only available on 6mm plus
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.
Fybatex: 0.2 w/mK
Fybacore: The thermal conductivity is entirely dependent on the chosen substrate, but better than 0.35 “U” value is achievable.
Panels can be manufactured to the following:
- B.S. 4800 Colour Range
- B.S. 5252 Colour Range
- RAL Colour Range
A colour match service is also available.
Note: Flexural strength can be enhanced by the addition of woven reinforcement if required.
Note: GRP sheet is up to seven times stronger than mild steel on a weight for weight basis.
Size & Thickness
Panels can be manufactured to any length but with a width restriction of 1525mm. Standard product range can be manufactured in thicknesses from 3mm upwards.
Due to the wide variety of products and variations available in the Fybatex range, these technical specifications should be considered as a guide only. Please contact us directly for more accurate product qualities and performance ratings.
Smyth Composites Limited operate as a “Toll Manufacturer” and therefore advise that Customers MUST satisfy themselves that the products they order are fit for the intended purpose.