GLASLINER FRP Wall Liner & Ceiling Panel
What is Glasliner?
FRP, fiberglass reinforced plastic, is a composite material made of fiberglass reinforcement in a polymer plastic matrix.
What is Glasliner panel made of?
FRP is a laminate, consisting of chopped glass fibers and polyester resin. The surface is resin rich resulting in a scratch resistant finish.
Where can Glasliner be used?
FRP panel is used wherever a bright, durable, sanitary, and highly cleanable wall/ceiling is required.
Where is Glasliner most commonly used?
FRP has been used in numerous applications including food processing plants, animal barns, car washes, cold storage warehouses, convenience stores, commercial kitchens, lunchrooms, public shower rooms & washrooms, schools & hospitals, restaurants and supermarkets.
Has Glasliner been tested?
Glasliner FRP has been tested and passed according to ASTM E-84 and to Can/ULC-S102 by independent laboratories.
Is Glasliner easy to maintain?
The surface is designed to shed dirt & grime. Normal cleaning with non-abrasives is all that is necessary.
How will Glasliner react to various chemicals?
FRP will not stain or corrode. It is impervious to most mild acids and alkalis.
How will Glasliner react to temperature variations?
FRP will withstand temperature extremes of –20°F to +110°F. It will however, expand or contract with temperature variations. Allow a 1/8" gap at ceiling and base and a 1/16" gap between panel and division bar. Allow more space for panels longer than 8'.
Can Glasliner panels be installed immediately upon delivery?
FRP panels should be unwrapped, stacked and stored indoor in a dry area. The panels have to be allowed to stand at ambient temperature at least 24 hours prior to installation. If at all possible, raise the room temperature above anticipated operating levels. The panels will contract as the temperature goes down.
Can Glasliner be installed over most substrates?
Yes. FRP can be installed almost on all porous substrates using solvent free FRP adhesive. For non-porous surfaces such as ceramic tiles, the use of solvent base adhesive with rivets may be required. The tile surface may also need to be sanded for better adhesion.
Does the substrate need any special preparation?
Make sure substrate surfaces are non-painted, clean and dry. Wall surfaces such as concrete or plaster wall should be smooth & flush. Since Glasliner will follow the contours of the substrate, major imperfections in the substrate may telegraph through the product. Adding furring may be necessary.
How is Glasliner Installed?
We recommend that you follow our "installation guide". Traditionally, mechanical fastening of using nylon drive rivets is accepted. However for best result, we recommend to use only high quality FRP adhesive with use of fasteners only if absolutely necessary.
Does Glasliner lie flat against the wall?
FRP panels are flexible enough to lay flat. However all FRP panels will expand & contract according to temperature change. If installation is not done according to the recommendations, sometimes this expansion may result in bulges.
How do you finish the joints and corners?
We have special moldings to be used to finish the joints & corners. Standard silicone caulking is most commonly used for a moisture tight seal.
Can Glasliner be cut on the job site?
FRP can be cut using a power saw with a fine tooth, carbide tip blades or masonry blades.
Can Glasliner be installed over existing metal panels?
Yes. Some skilful & experienced installers can install Glasliner onto existing metal panels especially in walk-in coolers with solvent base adhesive by a "cohesive" method. Sometimes metal fasteners have to be used together to do a perfect job. Pre-drill holes (use 3/8" drill bit) in Exceliner on 16" centers. Using pre-drilled holes on FRP as a pilot hole, drill metal with a bit no larger than 9/32". Seal all joints with a silicone sealant.
Can Glasliner be painted?
Painting FRP is not recommended because the finish is designed to be a non-adherable surface. If painting is necessary, a high quality epoxy or acrylic-based paint is suggested and is the responsibility of the end user.
Can Glasliner be used as a bathtub or shower surround?
Yes. FRP panels are non porous to moisture when installed vertically to the wall, so Glasliner can be used as a tub surround. There will be seams as the panel is mostly supplied in 48" widths. Install the seam to the far end away from the faucet or shower head. Caulk all the joints with silicone caulking and leave expansion room at the joints.
Does Glasliner mold?
No. FRP does not support the growth of mold or mildew.
Is smooth Glasliner easier to clean than embossed?
No. Embossed panels have been tested to be as cleanable as smooth panels. Embossed texture resists scratch marks better than smooth finish panel, and maintain an acceptable appearance longer than smooth panels.
What is the weight of Glasliner panel?
FRP Panels in 0.090" thickness weigh about 12 ounces per square foot. A skid of 100 – 4x8' panels weighs approximately 2000 lbs each.
Can I get Glasliner in other colors?
Yes. Besides bright white color, Glasteel also has stock of almond, beige, ivory, light grey, black & silver.