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GFRC panels as a material and it's alternatives
What is GFRC?
It is a composite of Portland cement, fine aggregate, water, acrylic co-polymer, glass fiber reinforcement and additives. The glass fibers reinforce the concrete, much as steel reinforcing does in conventional concrete. The glass fiber reinforcement results in a product with much higher flexural and tensile strengths than normal concrete, allowing its use in thin-wall casting applications. GFRC is a lightweight, durable material that can be cast into nearly unlimited shapes, colors and textures.
How is it used?
GFRC is primarily used as an exterior façade or cladding material for both new construction and for recladding or restoration of existing building facades. These applications include architectural ornamentation (column covers, cornices, window and door surrounds, etc), terra cotta restoration and replacement, fireplace surrounds, concrete countertops, faux rocks and planters.
What are the benefits of GFRC?
Highly durable and safe
Design freedom since GFRC is able to be moulded into almost any shape and colour
Requires very low maintenance
Installation is quick and cost effective
Weather and fire resistant
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