methods, materials, and technical information

FRP (Fiber Reinforced Polymer) includes hundreds of combinations of fiber, polymer and processes. This versatility is what makes composites unique. On the other hand, it’s often difficult to decide what fiber, resin and process is best for a given application. Because FRP is strong, durable, and light-weight it often has advantages over stone, bronze, steel, and other conventional materials. Its ability to be economically molded into complex shapes offers other unique advantages. FRP is the contemporary alternative providing designers with new and unprecedented freedom from material constraints.

If you are new to FRP or are just not sure if it’s right for your project, allow us to help you decide. Kreysler and Associates is a leader in the use of composites in architecture and has been working with these materials in construction applications for over 25 years. Our technical staff is here to assist you.

General information about the architectural use of composites:

Architectural Composites (PDF)

Third party test results for Kreysler FRP Products:

  • NFPA 259-13

  • Standard Test Method for Potential Heat of Building Materials

  • NFPA 268 – Passed

  • Standard Test Method for Determining Ignitibility of Exterior Wall Assemblies Using a Radiant Heat Energy Source

  • NFPA 285 (With Mineral Wool and Gasket) – Passed

  • Standard Fire Test Method for Evaluation of Fire Propagation Characteristics of Exterior Nonload-bearing Wall Assemblies Containing Combustible Components

  • NFPA 285 (With Open Joints and Air Space Behind Panel) – Passed

  • Standard Fire Test Method for Evaluation of Fire Propagation Characteristics of Exterior Nonload-bearing Wall Assemblies Containing Combustible Components

  • ASTM E-84 – FSI: 15; SDI: 350

  • Standard Method of Test for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials

  • ASTM E108-11/UL790- Passed (Class A)

  • Standard Test Methods for Fire Tests of Roof Coverings

  • ASTM D1929-14 – Passed

  • Standard Test Method for Determining Ignition Temperatures of Plastic

  • BS 476 Part 6- Passed (Class 0)

  • Opinion of Compliance with the Requirements for a Class 0 Surface (per the British Standards Institution)

  • BS 476 Part 7 – Passed (Class 1)

  • Method for Classification of the Surface Spread of Flame of Products (per the British Standards Institution)​

UK Fire tests:

Tests conducted to characterize several wall configurations in an NFPA-285 -like configuration

Durability:

  • ICC ES Sections 4.1, 4.2, 4.4, 4.5 and 4.6 – Passed
    Accelerated Weathering, Freeze-Thaw, Flexural Strength, Salt Spray Resistance
    and Water Resistance Tests. Acceptance Criteria For Polymer-Based And
    Polymer-Modified Exterior And Interior Wall Cladding

  • QUV-A
    To evaluate three pigmented KreyslerFire™ concrete samples exposed to QUV-A accelerated weathering for color change.

Kreysler & Associates  |  501 Green Island Road, American Canyon, CA 94503  |  707-552-3500  |  info@kreysler.com