GlassFibre Reinforced Concrete Association
The Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete Association, based in the UK, was the first association for members of the GRC industry. It was founded almost 45 years ago to serve this fast growing industry.
From today’s market, there is an increasing demand for GRC products and specialist production companies. mbX has been making products made of high strength concrete reinforced with fibreglass for much longer, but has been an official member since April. Click here for the profile of mbX on the GRCA website.
Elements of GRC are produced in different ways, both casting and spraying is possible. By spraying GRC in the flexible mould, the elements can be produced extremely thin. A minimum thickness of 10 mm is already possible. Much less cement is needed.
The advantages of GRC:
- No need for a contra mal;
- Minimum panel thickness of 12 mm;
- Higher bending strengths;
- Low material;
- Weight reduction of approximately 60 per cent;
- Greater freedom of form;
- Saving on required rear construction due to lower weight.
The properties of GRC are not only interesting because of its great environmental benefits but also because it enables complex challenges and geometric shapes. Because the elements can be produced extremely thin and are therefore lighter, the material is very suitable for projects where space-saving and weight are important factors. The property of the material creates great freedom of form. This makes the design possibilities endless.
Curious about the possibilities?
Do you want to know what GRC can do for your design or project? Please contact us and we will be happy to tell you more about it.