This video shoes how to cut FRP Grating safely using a standard skill saw. They key is to use a diamond tip blade. If you try to use a regular blade to cut fiberglass grating, it will dull very quickly.
AIMS' DeltaSpan fiberglass reinforced polymer grating offers extended life and eliminates periodic maintenance and replacement costs making it the preferred alternative to conventional steel gratings.
GRP Open Mesh Grating is a versatile, reliable, high quality flooring and a credible alternative to steel mesh grating. With proven reliability in high traffic areas giving excellent slip resistance it works equally well in all sorts of aggressive and corrosive environments and at extremes of temperature.
All grating products listed have a Type O - Orthophthalic Polyester resin finish. If required, resins such as Isophthalic polyester or Vinylester can be used in the manufacture of our Grating.
Designed to be long lasting with a high strength to weight ratio. Moulded Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) grating is formed using continuous interwoven glass fibres as reinforcement material and resin as the matrix with continuous solidification through a mould system. The uniform construction provides excellent bi-directional mechanical properties.
Anti-slip gritted grating has quartz crystal bonded to the top surface ensuring an extremely durable and slip resistant surface. This type of grating has one of the highest degrees of slip resistance measured for a walking surface.
All grating products listed have a Type O - Orthophthalic Polyester resin finish. Depending on the environment, resins such as Isophthalic polyester, or Vinylester may be used in the manufacture of our Grating.
DURAGRATE molded fiberglass grating is a premium-quality mesh grating panel made exclusively in the U.S.A. While molded grating is a chemical resistant flooring choice for many industrial applications, DURAGRATE offers performance and quality superior to imported suppliers.
DURADEK is high strength pultruded bar grating made exclusively in the U.S.A. that can be used like traditional metal grates or fiberglass molded grating but offers the inherent benefits of pultrusion. DURADEK is an ideal replacement for steel, aluminum, or molded fiberglass gratings anywhere frequent grating and walkway replacement costs are unacceptable.
DURAGRATE and DURADEK are both high-quality, USA-made gratings to serve your needs. However, there are instances where one grating type (molded vs. pultruded) is a better option. Read this article to compare DURAGRATE and DURADEK in more depth.
Like DURADEK, DURAGRID is high strength pultruded bar grating made exclusively in the U.S.A. Any of Strongwell's 100+ pultruded grating not part of the DURADEK line are considered DURAGRID. DURAGRID offers customers the selection of bar spacing (which creates varying open space in the grating or grid), bar shape, cross-rod placement, custom fabrication, custom resin or color.
DURAGRID HD Heavy Duty Grating is a pultruded bar type grating that can be designed and used like traditional metal grates. The solid individual bearing bars are designed to take heavy wheel traffic such as fork lifts, tow motors and truck traffic. Heavy duty grating is constructed of the same type composite used in the other DURAGRID products.
DURAGRID Phenolic Grating is often used in the oil and gas industry because of its increased fire and smoke performance. DURAGRID Phenolic is the first composite grating to receive U.S. Coast Guard approval for use in locations and applications as allowed in the ASTM F3059 Matrix guide for fiberglass grating meeting Structural Fire Integrity Level 2 (L2). The ASTM F3059 enhances and will replace the USCG PFM 2-98 matrix.
DURAGRID custom grid and grating systems are designed to accommodate specific applications that cannot effectively be met by a standard fiberglass grating. DURAGRID offers the customer options such as selection of bar spacing (which creates varying open space in the grating or grid), bar shape, cross-rod placement, custom fabrication, custom resin or color.
DURADEK and DURAGRID gratings are lightweight and, therefore, easily handled in installation, and cost less to ship than steel grating. A patented 3-piece cross-rod system mechanically locks and chemically bonds the cross-rods to the web of each bearing bar. This separates and affixes bearing bars firmly in position and distributes concentrated loads to adjacent bars. The system allows DURADEK and DURAGRID grating to be cut and fabricated like a solid sheet.
Fiberglass trench drain grates come in many different shapes, sizes, colors, and types. The term fiberglass refers to the composition of the material that makes up the trench drain grate. Fiberglass refers to a thermal set resin combined with glass fibers to create a strong and chemical resistant material.
Fiberglass trench drain grates can look exactly alike and still be different based on the resin used to manufacture the grate. These trench drain grates can be manufactured from isophthalic polyester resins, orthophthalic polyester resins, phenolic resins, or vinyl ester resins. By adjusting the resin system a fiberglass trench drain grate can achieve better chemical resistance or better fire and flame resistance.
FRP molded grating panels are manufactured with interwoven high-strength glass rovings embedded in a thermosetting resin matrix to create one-piece structural panels which exhibit excellent bi-directional strength and one of the highest strength-to-weight ratios of any material.
The excellent corrosion resistance of FRP combined with its strength, impact resistance, and extended life compared to more traditional materials such as galvanized steel, aluminum, stainless steel, or wood, makes it one of the most useful, versatile, and economical solutions available for the construction of pedestrian walkways, dock decking, bridges, platforms, and stairways. Both the panel thickness and the aperture size of the fiberglass deck grate panels can be tailored to the likely usage which includes:
Archatrak has specifically selected FRP resins, fillers and additives designed for maximum outdoor durability and fire resistance of our grating panels. Although there are four different types of resin systems available in the United States, only Type-I resins combined with Aluminum Hydroxide filler (not Calcium Carbonate) can provide the fire retardant and smoke suppression properties necessary for most exterior boardwalk and marine deck applications.
Typically, FRP grating will be rated in accordance with ASTM-E 84 as non-combustible with a flame and smoke spread level significantly less than 25. UV absorbers such as UV9 must also be incorporated into the resin system for long-term UV protection.
Although FRP grating panels can be supplied in a multitude of different thicknesses, mesh sizes, colors, resins and fillers, as a specialist decking supplier, we only supply FRP grating panels which meet the specific requirements of mesh size, durability, fire resistance, slip resistance and limited deflection applicable to elevated roof deck, boardwalk, bridge and marine deck applications.
FRP grate panels are exceptionally quick and easy to install, normally just requiring fixing to bearers with special stainless steel fiberglass grating clips which are also used to tie panels together.
Aesthetically pleasing and resistant to corrosion, fiberglass grating is a popular flooring surface when weight and elemental degradation are of concern. Indiana Gratings manufacturers fiberglass grating products from a range of resins with various bar sizes, spacings, and surface textures, helping you enhance safety and movement at your application.
Fiberglass grating is bar grating manufactured from fiberglass, a material produced from very thin glass wires melted from molds. Also called fiberglass reinforced plastic, or FRP, it offers many comparable performance characteristics to steel and aluminum but at a lower price.
Fiberglass grating has comparable strength to steel but offers the added benefit of flexibility. The rigidity of steel can cause foot and back problems for workers, especially those who must stand for long periods. Easier underfoot, fiberglass grating can curb worker fatigue and increase productivity.
The most significant benefit of integrating fiberglass grating into an application is durability. While steel rusts, aluminum reacts when contacted by certain chemicals, and wood rots, fiberglass is unfazed. It resists degradation from water, chemicals, insects, and extreme temperatures. As a result, fiberglass grating lasts longer and needs less maintenance than grating products manufactured from other materials.
Indiana Gratings is a leading fabricator of fiberglass grating for demanding applications. We can supply it in an array of bars sizes and spacings in molded and pultruded constructions. The construction method is the primary consideration when choosing the best fiberglass grating product for your application.
This fiberglass grating type is cast in a mold. This process ensures the finished product has optimal strength in two directions. It exhibits exceptional reliability, even in highly acidic and corrosive conditions.
The mission of Indiana Gratings Inc. is to be recognized as the premier gratings supplier in the industry for the Midwest and Southeastern United States and to be the benchmark others strive to achieve. We, as a team, are committed to meet the agreed upon requirements of our customers by measuring and improving our work processes.
Fiberglass reinforced plastic grating (also known as FRP grating, glass reinforced plastic grating or fiberglass grating) is a composite material manufactured by combining a matrix of resin and fiberglass. Fiberglass grating does not corrode like steel grating and is therefore used in corrosive environments to reduce maintenance costs. It is used in a variety of applications including walkways and overhead platforms. FRP grating is a structural product that can be weight-bearing between spans. 59ce067264