From Design to Start-up
Fiberdur has been operating in the maritime sector for more than 60 years , advising and suppling customers such as the Meyer Werft in Papenburg or the Fincantieri Group, which operates18 shipyards worldwide. “GRP is a very durable material, and unlike steel, it is seawater-resistant, maintenance-free and significantly lighter,” says Roman Scholler, Marketing and Sales, Fiberdur, explaining the advantages of the composite material. “However, we are not only a manufacturer, but we develop for and in cooperation with our customers complete system solutions, from design to ready-to-use installation on board. For the GRP composite, reinforcing fibers made of glass fiber are impregnated with duroplastic resin and bonded via cross-winding technique. After hardening, the material is no longer deformable even at high temperatures. It can withstand high mechanical loads and can be used in almost all industry sectors thanks to its resistance against corrosion and chemicals.