GFRC is a Portland Cement-based composite reinforced with randomly dispersed alkali-resistant glass fibers and polymer emulsions. The fibers serve a purpose similar to the reinforcing steel in reinforced concrete. The glass fibers add flexural, tensile and impact strength allowing for the production of strong and durable, yet thin and lightweight, cladding architectural panels for all types of buildings.
GFRC is material with high initial plasticity that is responsive to designers needs. It can be molded into a variety of sculptured and complex rectilinear and curvilinear shapes. Traditional architectural shapes and intricate ornamental details can be faithfully reproduced, but also complex surface designs or profiles can be cast to suit architect’s requirements. Optimum economy occurs however when reuse of forms is maximized with product repetition. A variety of colors and textures are available, including simulating natural stone, terracotta, and metal.
GFRC places a lighter load on the structural framing and foundation of buildings. It can be installed quickly as pieces come ready made to the site and can be installed in all weather allowing for cost savings.
GFRC has 30 years of proven performance. It is energy efficient, sound and fire resistant and environmentally friendly. Make it your design choice.