methods, materials, and technical information

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

 

Kreysler and Associates is a leader in using composites for architecture, with over 40 years of experience. In addition, we have technical staff here to assist you!

General information about the architectural use of composites:

Architectural Composites (PDF)

Third-party test results for Kreysler FRP Products:

(Link to QAI Listings (pdf))

  • 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)​

  • ASTM E488 Strength of Anchors in Concrete Elements

Product Data Sheets:

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.

  • 10,000 hours QUV

Presentations & Publications: