Is FRP Cost Effective Compared To Other Materials?

A: Historically, fiberglass, whatever the product or the part is—is 1 to 1.5 times more expensive than its counterpart, say in steel. What you get with that is a product that’s going to last a lot longer because your product life cycle is a lot longer. The Justification For FRP Cost Is Solid When it comes…

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Custom Fiberglass Fabrication? No Problem.

Custom Fiberglass Fabrication? No Problem. At DEFI Fiberglass we specialize in custom fiberglass fabrication to suit any industry or application. We can manufacture FRP product according to any specifications you require. Our products are corrosion-resistant, flame retardant, non-conductive, and offer superior strength-to-weight ratio vs. steel.      Case Study: Manufacturing Plant Request In this…

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Can Fiberglass Grating Be Used For Boating Docks?

A: That’s an excellent application for fiberglass. The reason being is that the corrosion-resistant nature of fiberglass, also being a UV stable product—you don’t have to worry about UV degradation. In addition, because of the open area of fiberglass grating, it allows the pressure from waves to be relieved through there. So, you don’t have…

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What Type Of Maintenance Is Needed For FRP?

A: Virtually, none. Since FRP is corrosion resistant and UV stable, you really don’t have to do any type of maintenance to it. Fiber Reinforced Plastics (FRP) are composite materials that are unique and valuable source material in many respects.  One of the most appealing attributes of FRP is that they are adaptable to just…

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What Is The Lead Time For FRP Grating?

A: It depends upon the product that you order and your application, but typical lead time should be upwards of maybe two or three days or sometimes, it could be two or three weeks. It depends on the application. FRP grating from DEFI is a widely used alternative to traditional materials in applications across the…

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Is Fiberglass Stronger than Steel?

A: Pound for pound, fiberglass is just as strong as its counterpart in steel. So what that means is, that if you have a beam that’s a quarter inch thick for instance; it would not necessarily be a quarter inch thick in fiberglass. So we may have to go a little bit deeper, a little…

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Industries That Are Winning With Fiberglass

The fiberglass industry that DEFI leads in is quite a varied one. With our FRP products reaching hundreds of industries in its versatile application, it’s hard to find an industry that can’t benefit from the use of fiberglass. Many of our clients, when seeking our products, know the solutions they are looking for, but honestly…

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Fiber Bloom and Pultruded Products

When it comes to workplace safety with harsh environments, having durable grating structures and materials can be a challenging task. At risk are two key elements: the safety of workers and the performance of the materials used in your grating. Metal grate structures have long been the standard since the dawn of the industrial age…

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Do Waterparks Need Structural Grating?

Surely waterparks and chemical processing plants couldn’t have anything in common, right? Not so fast. Waterparks and chemical plants are more similar than you might think. So, what do waterparks and chemical processing plants have in common? Corrosion Issues!   What Causes Corrosion? Waterparks attract millions of visitors each summer. In fact, over one million…

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Why Does Customer Service Still Matter?

In a day and age where quality customer service seems to be on the decline, we believe our unbelievable customer service is what separates us from our competition. Here are three reasons why customer service STILL matters.   1. Treat Others the Way you Want to be Treated In today’s culture that is centered around…

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Why You Should Choose D.E.F.I.

For any sort of industrial project, finding all of the fiberglass products that you need can be very difficult. However, here at D.E.F.I. we can meet all of your Houston fiberglass needs. We’ve listed a few reasons why you should choose D.E.F.I. Fiberglass for your next project.   1. We are Pioneers D.E.F.I is a…

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3 Significant Advantages of Pultruded Fiberglass Grating

Finding the right materials for your next project can prove to be a difficult task. However, here at DEFI Fiberglass, we provide a simple solution to your project’s grating needs. We will touch on a few reasons why you should choose pultruded fiberglass grating from DEFI Fiberglass for your next project.   1. Increased Workplace…

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Is Fiberglass Grating Better than Steel?

For many, steel is the grating material of choice due to its low upfront costs. But does it really offer the best value? Is there another material that is better than steel? In most aspects, fiberglass grating is superior to steel. In fact, when compared head to head against steel, fiberglass that is manufactured into the same…

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Why You Should Trust DEFI Fiberglass Products

Why You Should Trust DEFI Fiberglass Products When it comes to finding a quality source for structural fiberglass and fabrication for all your industrial needs, you need to look no further than DEFI. While we are known for our pultruded fiberglass grating we offer so much more to the industrial sector. With over 40 years…

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Top Ten Workplace Safety Tips

Given that a majority of our fiberglass grating products are used in industrial environments we feel an affinity to being proponents of proactive workplace safety.  In the latest report by the U.S. Department of Labor, there were 2.9 million workplace injuries. These numbers can be greatly reduced with a more vigilant effort in increasing awareness…

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Grating Products Are Crucial To Your Business. Learn Why!

If you are reading this blog, chances are you are in the business of manufacturing or some type of industrial component of the process. If that is true, then you know that risk management, safety protocols, and facilities maintenance are some of your biggest operating expenses. Much of these expenses comes in the form of…

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Why Are Fiberglass Grating Systems Important?

Why Are Fiberglass Grating Systems Important? In the industrial sector, risk management is one of the biggest areas of concern in the workplace. Workplace accidents for Houston companies are on the rise and it is a challenge for many companies every day. The innovations in workplace safety precautions have come a long way and advanced…

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5 Ways Structural Fiberglass Can Improve Your Business

When it comes to structural building materials, traditional materials such as steel have their place for obvious reasons. Steel is rigid, durable and considered heavy duty. Many people, however, do not realize that Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic or FRP is just as strong as steel in many applications. In some cases, structural fiberglass actually has many…

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