The demand for environmentally conscious construction and infrastructure has been a hot topic for many years and more and more companies are choosing greener options to secure more sustainability-seeking consumers. This has led to a rise in the use of FRP, fiberglass reinforced polymers or plastics, in all sorts of building and storage operations and for countless other applications on worksites. There are several environmental benefits to working with FRP for your storage needs and here is how they are a brilliant solution.
Part of what makes fiberglass reinforced plastics stand out from the crowd is the durability of the unit and the resistance to corrosive materials. A tank constructed from fiberglass and the correct resins is a unibody structure with few to zero seams across the surface, providing a leak-proof storage unit that won’t crack or deteriorate when faced with caustic chemicals or extreme environmental temperatures. This affords them a much longer lifespan than traditional materials, with some tanks installed over 40 years ago still in use to this day. This means fewer replacements and repairs, resulting in a long-lasting tank that has minimum requirements. One of the environmental benefits of FRP is fewer tanks need to be made to supply the same demand and they’re outlasting competing materials, meaning there’s less energy used in production and less resource expenditure. Manufacturing materials such as concrete and steel create more greenhouse gasses and exhaust so much more energy than FRP production, including air and water output.
Another of the environmental benefits to working with FRP storage units is the weight ratio is vastly reduced in comparison to a concrete unit of the same size. FRP is lightweight and easily transportable, making shipping a simple procedure. Little to no heavy machinery is needed to install and move these pieces and the crew required is much fewer than if you were setting up a traditional unit made of steel or aluminum.
To keep up with environmental standards and ethics, we’re always looking to improve and modify our production of FRP tanks and accessories. We’re committed to building reliable, long-lasting storage options while keeping sustainability in mind. From construction to application, one of our primary focuses at FRP and Mocoat is the environmental impact of our products. Get in touch with us today to find a greener option for your storage needs.