Fibreglass Dust: The risks and how to stay safe
Fibreglass, or GRP (glass reinforced plastic), is an incredibly versatile material. Strong, light, non-conductive and easily moulded, fibreglass is used in construction in doors, roof and ceiling tiles, insulation flat roofing laminates, canopies, tanks, architectural mouldings, and more besides.
It is built up of alternate layers of plastic resin and glass fibres. On their own the glass strands are strong but not stiff, and the resin is stiff but not strong. When fused together as the resin sets chemically, the result is a strong, stiff, and very durable material – but also one that needs handling with care.