GRP/GRE Pipe products are manufactured by reinforcing with glass fibres, hence also known as FRP composite. Glass fibre reinforced plastic (GRP) or glass fibre reinforced epoxy (GRE) is the best when it comes to functional and durability aspect. However, it is not so feasible for use in aesthetic and glamour way. Today, it is the most favorable material for any pipe manufacturer.
One of the largest and single applications of polymer composites in the country is in the pipes, buried and above the ground. Majority of GRP usage (approximately 70% of the total) accounts for sewage and portable water transportation pipes.
When it comes to glass reinforced epoxy (GRE) piping system, it is specially processed and designed for demanding conditions of offshore environment. It has all the strength and durability to sustain highly corrosive fluids in all conditions of temperatures, pressures and adverse soil and weather conditions. The major applications are in desalination, oil exploration, fire mains, chemical plants, dredging, portable water and many more like this.
In the late 1990s, there was a phase of market change, and to cope, the global GRP / GRE pipe industry also became stronger. Composite pipe have proven their competence in all the conditions including when the cost of the materials were increasing due to high crude oil and natural gas pricing. In comparison to the industry of iron and concrete materials, the market of composite pipes is developing and gaining popularity.