Molded Grating VS Pultruded Grating: Which one is better?

Posted by Javier Guillén on May 28, 2020 12:57:42 PM

To understand the differences between molded and pultruded grating, it is important to know exactly what Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) is. FRP is an alternative to traditional industrial materials, such as steel, concrete, and wood. It is made by combining resin with fiberglass. Resin formulations, resin proportions, and manufacturing techniques allow this product to be used as gratings, handrails, ladders, platforms, and custom engineered solutions. Often people ask, “What is the difference between molded and pultruded grating?” Fibergrate wants to help people make the right decision when it comes to choosing the right material for their next project. Some people might simply say: “Molded grating is a panel that has a square or rectangular top mesh whereas pultruded grating is composed by a series of parallel bars.” Is it really this simple? Please allow us to explain.

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Topics: FRP, Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic, Molded Grating, Pultruded Grating, molded vs pultruded grating

Top 3 Misconceptions about FRP

Posted by Brittany Fossier on Apr 9, 2015 11:10:00 AM

Fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) products have grown in popularity over the past few decades, but there are still plenty of people who are too skeptical to integrate them into their facilities.

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Topics: FRP, Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic, Low Installation Cost, Low Maintenance, Impact Resistant

Custom Hawaiian Railing – Perfect for Beach Environments

Posted by Paul Kane and Michael George on Mar 26, 2015 3:11:00 PM

Reconstructing a bridge in a coastal area comes with its own unique set of hurdles. With all of the rain, sun and salty air, corrosion is a significant problem. Kauai is the garden island with more annual rainfall than any other Hawaiian Island, further intensifying the risk of corrosion. When renovation began on a bridge in Kauai, the materials chosen needed special attention.

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Topics: FRP, Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic, Corrosion Resistant, Railing, Custom Railing, Dynarail, Guardrail, Marine

5 Reasons NOT to Buy FRP

Posted by Brittany Fossier on Mar 12, 2015 1:36:00 PM

Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) can be used in a number of markets in a number of ways. It is recently gaining light because it is easy to work with and saves a great deal of money in the long run. While the decision to choose FRP may seem logical, let’s analyze some reasons you may NOT want to buy FRP.

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Topics: Fiberglass, FRP, Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic, Safety, Corrosion Resistant, Rapid Installation, Long Service Life, Employee Safety

FRP Products In Wastewater Treatment Plants

Posted by Don Albrecht on Feb 20, 2015 2:03:00 PM

Wastewater and Water treatment plants historically used grating, stair treads, railing, ladders and structural platforms made from traditional materials (steel, galvanized steel, aluminum and wood). The popularity in these materials is not driven by the product that would provide the safest or longest lasting service life but the availability and initial product cost. While these traditional materials have been used in wastewater plant applications over 100 years, fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) products have only been available for nearly five decades

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Topics: FRP, Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic, Molded Grating, Pultruded Grating, WWTP, Water, Wastewater

FRP Products that Excel in Wineries

Posted by Brittany Fossier on Dec 30, 2014 10:46:00 AM
In our previous blog post, we discussed the benefits – such as costs savings and cleanliness – FRP has over traditional materials. Today, we are going to discuss FRP products and the applications in which they can be used.
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Topics: Fiberglass, FRP, Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic, Food and Beverage, Corrosion Resistant, Winery, FGI-AM, Antimicrobial

Why Your Winery Needs FRP

Posted by Brittany Fossier on Dec 22, 2014 1:54:00 PM

While food and beverage facilities already have their own unique set of regulations when it comes to cleanliness and sanitation, the wine industry has an additional motivator: the purity of their wine. According to Emile Peynaud, “Cleanliness is a basic condition for quality. The whole of enological science would be to no avail if the work itself were done in places that were dirty.” Consistent quality routes from consistency in the beginning of the process.  You cannot have a consistently quality wine if your winery is not always clean. In addition to cleanliness, employees can affect consistency. One of the best way to retain employees is to care for them on the job. By making sure your facility is safe, you will experience increased employee retention.

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Topics: Fiberglass, FRP, Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic, Food and Beverage, Corrosion Resistant, Slip Resistant, Winery, FGI-AM, Antimicrobial

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