The specific weight of composites varies between 1.5 and 2.0 compared to 2.7 to 7.8 for aluminium and steel.
Double curved shapes are easily produced in composite materials at almost no extra cost. For production of limited series the relatively low moulding costs are an additional benefit.
Slender constructions and seamless façades are examples of aesthetics driven design. These type of structures are impossible to construct with traditional materials.
By combining functions such as strength and insulation in one product, a composite solution is often more cost effective than the sum of traditional solutions.
Typical GRP lambda values are 1, compared to 50 for steel and 237 for aluminium, which results in excellent insulation properties.