What Is Fiberglass Grating and How Is It Used?

There are many ways to use fiberglass grating

The fiberglass grating market is predicted to grow over 4.4% CAGR between 2021 to 2027 because this is a building material in high demand for various reasons. Fiberglass grating options are essential for a wide scale of projects and types of construction. So this material is often used throughout many types of industries. But this grating may […]

Why Are FRP Ladders Better Than Wood And Aluminum?

Why Are FRP Ladders Better Than Wood and Aluminum Ladders

A: FRP as compared to wood, won’t rust or corrode like the fasteners that hold that wood together. FRP would not do that, because we use 3/16” stainless steel hardware to connect the components. In regards to comparing to aluminum—FRP is non-conductive. So, it’s an excellent choice to keep your workers safe by using FRP […]

What Is The Safest Ladder To Use Around Electricity?

FRP Ladders

A: Absolutely, fiberglass is the best construction material for a ladder because it’s inherently non-conductive. When it comes to safety in the workplace, there are many risk factors at play no matter the environment. Whether it be a chemical plant, water treatment plant, refinery, or any other industrial facility you have many of the same […]

What Is Structural FRP?

What Is Structural FRP

A: Structural FRP is commonly referred to as H-beams, wide flange beams, and can even be square tube. Commonly, those applications are for walkways and catwalks and it can even be for ladders with cages. While FRP panels and grating are fairly commonplace in the realm of building materials, FRP is also used for structural […]

What Are The OSHA Requirements For Handrails?

A: OSHA lays out in detail, what the requirements are for handrails—it’s under rule 1910. It gives specific details on what’s required, specifically, the handrails need to be 42 inches tall. They also may require that you install toe plates to avoid things being kicked off the structure. Fiberglass is the better choice for any […]

What Are The Different Types Of Fiberglass?

A: At DEFI structural fiberglass, we use three methods of fiberglass—pultrusion, open-molded, and hand layup. Pultrusion is something you would typically see in a fiberglass channel, beam, or even square tube that we use in handrails and ladders. Open molded typically refers to the fiberglass grating—open molded grating. The hand layup is when we would […]

What Are FRP Beams?

A: Typically, FRP stands for fiber reinforced plastic and the FRP beams are normally referred to as wide flange beams, channels, and H beams. Those typical applications are for walkways, catwalks, and anywhere where corrosion resistance is needed for an application vs. traditional materials. FRP has gone from a relatively unknown product a few decades […]

How Is FRP Used?

A: Fiberglass is used in a variety of industries in a variety of applications. You’ll be shocked to know that fiberglass is used in waterparks, car washes, and all types of commercial applications. Of course, it’s used in industrial applications—offshore oil and gas-related industries as well. Fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) continues to grow in popularity […]

Can FRP Break?

A: Absolutely, just like any other building material, FRP can break. But typically, you will hear some cracking or something along those lines that gives you an idea that something’s going on. In every industry, from home renovation to manufacturing, fiber-reinforced plastic or FRP is surging in popularity. It’s become a mainstay of the global […]

Can FRP Be Used To Build Sunshades?

A: Absolutely. Fiberglass can be used in all different types of applications—sunshades are one of them. Architects love the cosmetic design of fiberglass and the flexibility with colors and shapes. Office and other commercial building spaces in major metropolitan areas are quite expensive to suitably maintain. For one, the rent is usually much higher than […]