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Planters can not only be used to design gardens, green areas and terraces, but also to set "green accents" in interior areas such as foyers, lobbies or the living room at home. Increasingly, plant pots are made of modern materials such as fiberglass. Plant pots can be made of fiberglass or GRP (glass fiber reinforced plastic) in numerous shapes, colors and surfaces. One of the consequences of this large product range is that fiberglass planters have become an increasingly popular design element in landscape and interior design.
Advantages of fiberglass planters
Fiberglass plant pots can show off their frost and weather resistance in gardens and outdoor areas. Even temperatures well below freezing do not damage fiberglass planters. In the summer months, direct, intense sunlight does not make the fiberglass material brittle, fragile or porous. Admittedly, when used indoors, the frost resistance of fiberglass planters plays a rather subordinate role. Here the plant pots score particularly well with their relatively low weight and great designs. The wide range of different surfaces alone - from matt, ribbed and structured to the noble high-gloss surface - predestines the fiberglass planter as an interior design or design element. In contrast to models made of clay or terracotta, fiberglass planters are much more stable, robust and impact-resistant. At the same time, for example, the fiberglass planters with a matt surface are reminiscent of conventional materials not only visually but also haptically and therefore do not appear artificial at all, but rather feel relatively "natural" and valuable.
How are fiberglass planters made?
The planters come in an elaborate Process largely handcrafted. Basically, a planter consists of two main components: fiberglass mats and synthetic resin. With some planters, a small amount of rock flour is added. Various synthetic resins such as polyresin or epoxy resin and thermoplastics such as polyamide are usually used for production. For the shape of the respective planter, a template made of wood or plastic is first made. Fiberglass mats are then applied in several layers to this template and glued with synthetic resin. After a drying period of 24 hours, the fiberglass planter can be removed from the mold and is then carefully sanded down by hand. The surface of the planter is then painted several times, giving it its final finish.
In summary, it can be said that fiberglass planters not only set visual accents in outdoor and indoor areas, but also convince with their resistance to moisture, frost and UV radiation.