Glass-fiber Reinforced Concrete (GFRC) is a cement-based composite material reinforced with alkali-resistant fibers. The fibers add flexural, tensile and impact strength and the resulting material allows the production of strong yet lightweight products used in architectural, building, civil engineering and many other applications.
It was developed in the 20th Century and has made a significant contribution to the economics, technology and aesthetics of modern construction worldwide for over 30 years. GFRC is manufactured in over 100 countries and its design and manufacture is covered by international standards.
GFRC is not a single material but a family of materials with different properties tailored to suit particular applications. The properties of GFRC vary with the production method, the amount and type of glass fiber and the composition of the cementitious matrix.