Fiberglass composites are extremely versatile and used in numerous applications. The combination of fiberglass's lightweight and inherent strength features make it useful in a variety of applications in a number of markets.
Fiberglass, commonly referred to as glass reinforced polymer (GRP), was first developed in the United Kingdom (UK) during the Second World War as a replacement for molded plywood in aircraft radomes. The first main civilian application was for building boats, which gained wide acceptance in the 1950s. Today, its use has broadened to the automotive and sports equipment sectors, as well as wind energy, water and sewer pipes and other many others.
Fiberglass composites have become a part of everyday life and are widely used in a variety of applications.