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.
Topics: FRP, Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic, Molded Grating, Pultruded Grating, molded vs pultruded grating
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.
Topics: FRP, Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic, Low Installation Cost, Low Maintenance, Impact Resistant
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.
Topics: FRP, Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic, Corrosion Resistant, Railing, Custom Railing, Dynarail, Guardrail, Marine
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.
Topics: Fiberglass, FRP, Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic, Safety, Corrosion Resistant, Rapid Installation, Long Service Life, Employee Safety
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
Topics: FRP, Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic, Molded Grating, Pultruded Grating, WWTP, Water, Wastewater
Topics: Fiberglass, FRP, Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic, Food and Beverage, Corrosion Resistant, Winery, FGI-AM, Antimicrobial
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.
Topics: Fiberglass, FRP, Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic, Food and Beverage, Corrosion Resistant, Slip Resistant, Winery, FGI-AM, Antimicrobial