As one of Europe’s largest GRP (glass fibre reinforced polyester) consumers, our company processes more than 5.000 tons of raw material annually. This makes us – after the automobile industry – the continent’s largest consumer of GRP.
Thanks to our plant giving place to more than 40 pressing machines (with a pressing force from 150t to 2000t), we are able to manufacture products of the size of a matchbox to that of the size of a cabinet.
The GRP (called also SMC) is processed in high temperature and under great pressing force in the tool where it (after about 1.5-2 minutes) cures. As a result, we get a product with perfect features.
Polyester belonging to the group of thermosetting plastics has great mechanical characteristics and its stability of size and shape at changing temperatures is excellent, far better than in case of other plastics (e.g. polycarbonate); additionally, it is also a good electrical insulator. It is most widely used where there is a need for a component that is light yet and resistant such as in the automobile industry, aviation and ship industry and in the production of luminaires.
Before pressing a special paint is applied on the surface of the mould – with PIMC technology – so we can manufacture wear- and chemical-resistant coloured-surface products that can even resist adverse weather conditions.