The FRP composite parts supplied covered approximately 1.500 m2 of the new Ferrari Land theme park in Spain.
The FRP composite parts supplied covered approximately 1.500 m2 of the new Ferrari Land theme park in Spain.

A building and rollercoaster in Ferrari Land theme park in Spain features curved fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) composite wall cladding and roofing sections.

Altogether, the FRP composite parts supplied covered approximately 1.500 m2 installed on the exterior of the Ferrari Experience building and various sections of the Red Force rollercoaster ride.

A total of 800 individual FRP parts ranging in sizes from 0.5 to 5.0 m2 were hand layup molded by specialist architectural façades and fabricator Look Composites using Scott Bader’s Crestapol 1212 resin with alumina trihydrate (ATH) fire retardant filler. 

The FRP composite panels supplied had to meet the Euroclass B,s2,d0 fire specification stipulated for this construction project, classified as making a ‘very limited contribution to fire’ with a low smoke growth rate index (SMOGRA) of ≤ 180m2.s-2, with the material achieving ‘d0’ indicating no flaming droplets or particles within 600 seconds of burning. 

Resin system

‘Crestapol 1212 is a well-known resin to us,’ said Antonio Mira, CEO of Look Composites. ‘In our experience, it has proved to be the best laminate resin system for building cladding to meet the Euroclass B,s2,d0  fire specification, still being perfectly usable for hand layup molding even when very heavily ATH filled.’

This story is reprinted from material from Scott Baderwith editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.