Characteristics that Differentiate Fiberglass Tanks from the Competition

Fiberglass Tanks Beat the Competition

If you work with large amounts of corrosive or flammable liquids, you’ve likely worked with fiberglass reinforced plastic tanks. Of course, you’ve also likely worked with steel, polyethylene,  aluminum or even concrete tanks, but what sets fiberglass reinforced plastics apart from these rivalling materials? Here’s how to differentiate fiberglass reinforced plastic tanks from the competition!

Light Weight

Notoriously lightweight because of the construction and components, fiberglass reinforced plastic tanks are the easiest large-scale tank to ship and install. Where a massive steel tank would need many hands and machinery to maneuver into its new home, a fiberglass tank can be installed by a much smaller crew and little to no machinery is required. Save on shipping and choose a fiberglass tank for your next project!


The strength-to-weight ratio makes fiberglass tanks shine against the competitors, but the incredible durability of the product is one of the largest advantages to choosing fiberglass over alternative materials. Fiberglass reinforced tanks outlive most other options by decades, with some still in use 40 years later. A fiberglass tank won’t rust, deteriorate or corrode and because it’s a non-porous material, it also won’t crack. The unibody design of fiberglass tanks leaves no room for leaks, making them one of the safest options for sites working with caustic substances. 

Non-Conductive, Non-Corrosive, but Customizable

With materials that are conductive or highly aggressive, you want to trust that the storage unit will contain them safely and efficiently. Enter fiberglass reinforced plastic tanks, the incredibly customizable solution that securely holds all conductive and corrosive materials. Right down to the glass fragments and resin used in production to the accessories and additional customizations, our tanks can be made to perform exactly as you need them to. From sloped inner bases to ladders and valves, you can equip the tank with everything you need for any application. Whether you’re working in extreme environments or handling caustic substances, fiberglass tanks can stand up to the job.  


Though the price tag on a fiberglass tank is often steeper than other options, you’ll actually be saving money in the long term if you go with an FRP tank over a steel tank. For example, steel and other materials will require more maintenance and repairs whereas fiberglass tanks require minimal care and rarely need repairs. Fiberglass also has a significantly longer lifespan than steel, wood, aluminum or concrete and therefore saves you money on replacement tanks!

If you’re looking for medium to large capacity storage options, consider fiberglass tanks! At FRP Mocoat, we work with you to find the best solution for your needs and we’ll help you decide on the best modifications and accessories. Get in touch with us today and we’ll get started on your most reliable storage unit!

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