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GRP tank

Abbreviation for "glass fiber reinforced plastic tank". The fiberglass insert makes the material comparable to steel. During production, the resin is polymerized and cured with the addition of styrene and catalysts. Such polymerization plastics are, for example polyethylene (PE) and PVC (Polyvinyl chloride). Plastic containers are used in winemaking for the fermentation or storage used. A violation of the layer can lead to wine defects styrene taste to lead. See also relevant keywords below barrel, as well as under drum types and and wine vessels,

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