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EXTREN Panels vs. FRP Wall Panels

EXTREN Panels vs. FRP Wall Panels

One area our customers get confused sometimes is that we offer two types of FRP (fiberglass reinforced plastic) panels. Also, as the FRP wall panels are a “commodity” plastic the public would encounter in everyday life, they may think they are the EXTREN panels. But lets look at the key differences between the products.

FRP wall panels are primarily white “pebble embossed” panels meant for areas like food processing plants and gas station bathrooms. The panels are durable and easy to clean. They come in 4′ x 8′ or 4′ x 10′ sheets with a standard thickness of 0.090″. They are FDA and CFIA approved for indirect food contact. EXTREN FRP panels; however, are not meant for food-safe applications but are otherwise more versatile. They’re much thicker, starting at 0.125″, and available in all three EXTREN resin types. They can be used in structural applications such as flooring. The panels can also come in virtually any size up to 5′ x 10′. The key difference is the variety of the EXTREN panels in thickness of 1/8″-1″ and 4′ x 8′ or 5′ x 8′ panels. The EXTREN panels are higher quality and more expensive but are not meant for the same applications.

If you have questions about the types of Redco FRP paneling available please contact us.

(NOTE: Redwood Plastics can only sell FRP wall panels within Canadian borders).