One of the main problems faced by process industries as well as many other industries is corrosion of metal due to a corrosive chemical environment.

Wherever metals are the basic material of construction, they are susceptible to chemical attack and the resulting corrosion eventually causes failure of the unit whether it be equipment, machinery or storage and transport containers/vessels.

In many cases, special alloys have been used to overcome corrosion problems. However the use of special alloys are high cost options making it prohibitive for use.

The urgent need for the chemical industry therefore, is to use alternate material that would ensure:

-Resistance to Chemical attack

-Long Service life

-Affordable Cost

-Low Maintenance and easy repair

The answer to Corrosion

Over the past few years, FRP has emerged as a highly viable material of choice. It’s resistance properties against a vast array of chemicals, makes it an ideal material of construction for a wide range of use in chemical environments.

A few of the advantages of FRP:

-Resistance to chemical attack

-Lightweight and attractive appealing aesthetics

-Fire resistant, if required

-Ability to withstand high temperature


Vital Ingredient to combat corrosion

For ensuring the quality of the FRP chemical equipment, a critical parameter is the choice of unsaturated polyester resin/ Vinyl ester resins that forms the main matrix materials in the FRP composition.

CREST offers different families of resins to combat chemical corrosion. Extensive R&D and application oriented product development ensures that the ANTICOR series are resistant to a broad band of chemicals and their attack.

The chemistry of stearic hindrance, aromatic moiety, crystallinity modification etc. is exploited completely to enable maximum resistance to a given chemical environment and provide:

-Low thermal conductivity

-Low Maintenance

-Low Installation costs

-Easily moldable

CREST spreads the wealth of its knowledge and sophisticated chemistry across applications for use in products for Construction.