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.
The Reversing Falls are a unique and beautiful phenomenon created by the collision of the Bay of Fundy and the Saint John River in New Brunswick, Canada. At low tide the river empties into the bay causing a series of rapids and whirlpools, a truly natural spectacle.
This year has shown us some of the most destructive hurricanes. Our hearts have collectively broken for all those affected.
People build communities. Communities build cities, and cities build people. Unfortunately, rebuilding these cities is not going to happen overnight. It will be a process, a very long process, but those cities and the communities will come back stronger than ever.
We are so happy Tim Raftery shared his testimonial with us about how his deck built with Fibergrate Micro-Mesh® Molded Grating survived Hurricane Irma and made his overall rebuilding experience that much easier.
One of the largest offshore oil platforms is currently being built, and it requires around 250,000 square feet of grating. Offshore oil platforms have a list of environmental factors that must be considered when selecting materials. The salty ocean air makes for an extremely corrosive environment. The slippery conditions cause their own unique set of safety concerns, and the risks of fires need to be kept in mind. While these are all important factors, perhaps the driving factor in deciding materials is the weight requirements.
When deciding which company to contract for the fabrication and installation of grating on one of the largest offshore oil platforms that has ever been built, a customer realized he already knew the right choice.
As the medical industry quickly changes, the need to keep up with current technology becomes ever-present. A university in California recently accepted this challenge when renovating one of their medical research facilities, originally built in 1952.
Assembly lines have come a long way since Henry Ford introduced the Model T. Each step has become more automated and efficient – requiring less human capital and providing a smaller margin of error.