Advantages of Using FRP Material for New Energy Vehicles
These are some advantages of FRP that when we use FRP material for
new energy vehicles:
1. Light FRP weight.
The FRP weight of new energy vehicle’s fiberglass shell and air
conditioning cover is over 40% lighter than the traditional
products which often use metal as raw material. Using fiberglass
shell can reduce consumption of energy and at the same time,
increase the weight which the vehicle can carry.
2. High strength fiberglass.
The fiberglass yield strength and FRP tensile strength of FRP cover
are pretty good, they are three times of the strength of plastic
products. The FRP shell has good impact resistance, therefore it’s
safer for people who are in the FRP new energy vehicles. What’s
more, if there is anything that’s broken happened after the vehicle
is put into use, it’s pretty convenient for us to repair and the
cost of repair is really low.
3. Good performance of corrosion resistance.
There are many good fibre reinforced plastic properties of
fiberglass shell, one of which is its good performance of corrosion
resistance. The FRP shell is resistant to rust, aging resistant and
has long service life. It can reduce the workload of maintaining
and preserving the new energy vehicle’s fiberglass shell and air
4. Great glass fibre reinforced plastic properties of thermal
We use a kind of sandwich material with low thermal conductivity on
the fiberglass shell of new energy vehicle. So, one of the
fibreglass material properties, heat insulation effect, uses to be
really great, and the failure rate of new energy vehicle turns out
to be low.
5. Beautiful overall effect.
The FRP shell of new energy vehicle has a quite beautiful
appearance, fluent modeling and smooth surface. We can produce such
a big size of vehicle shell by using the whole shaped technology to
satisfy the demand of clients.
Ranges of application:
1. Fiberglass shell of new energy vehicle.
Fiberglass shell can replace the metal shell of a conventional bus
to reduce the self weight of new energy vehicle.
2. FRP cover of bus air conditioning.
FRP cover can replace the metal cover of conventional car air
conditioning to further reduce the weight of vehicle accessory.
Hand in hand with domestic famous brand air conditioner
manufacturers, Dongguan MIYABI-FRP Limited has successfully
developed FRP cover for bus air conditioning. Using FRP material to
manufacture air conditioning cover has many advantages of FRP. As
we all know, fiberglass reinforced plastic material has good
anti-aging ability, and great performance of anti-corrosion.
According to the conservative estimation of FRP experts, the life
of GRP cover that uses unsaturated polyester resin as matrix can
reach to 10-15 years.
However, the research and development phase of the project can be
said to be a bumpy ride. The size of FRP covers is large, and their
structural shapes are designed in reference to hardware molding
process. Therefore, there are many holes and the structure of bus
air conditioning cover is pretty complex. In the early stages of
research and development, we don’t strictly make gauge and jig to
reduce the FRP cost of development. Unfortunately, a lot of details
and problems occurred on the GRP cover of bus air conditioning.
There are crack, deformation, hole deviation, bubble and the
shrinkage rate is too large.
Our improvment for FRP cover.
When these problems happened, the R&D team actively
communicates with our customers. On the basis of the actual
assembly of customers, we have improved the FRP product in many
ways until we satisfied them. For example, the R&D team decided
to repair the product manually and modify the FRP molding. What’s
more, they take corresponding improvement measures to various
problems to ensure that no similar problems occur during mass
production of fiberglass cover.
At present, the project is about to enter the stage of fiber glass
production, and we have confidence in the smooth progress of this
project. Obviously, FRP covers manufacturers can also provide other
FRP products. Such as radome cover, FRP wall covering, FRP manhole