Fiber Reinforced Composite (FRC) is a type of composite material made up of a polymer matrix reinforced with fibers. FRCs are used in a wide range of applications, from aerospace and automotive to sporting goods and medical devices. FRCs are lightweight, strong, and durable, making them ideal for applications where weight and strength are important. They also have excellent fatigue and corrosion resistance, making them suitable for use in harsh environments. FRCs are also cost-effective, making them attractive for many applications.
FRCs are typically made up of a polymer matrix, such as epoxy, polyester, or vinyl ester, reinforced with fibers such as glass, carbon, or aramid. The fibers are usually woven or braided into a fabric, which is then impregnated with the polymer matrix. The combination of the fibers and the matrix gives the FRC its strength and stiffness.
Some companies in the FRC market include Hexcel Corporation, Owens Corning, Toray Industries, Teijin Limited, and Cytec Industries. Show Less Read more