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 […]

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 […]

Can FRP Be Used In Construction?

A: Absolutely, it can be used in commercial and industrial construction as well. There’s a variety of uses for structural fiberglass, it’s not just tied into offshore applications or chemical plants and refineries. The materials chosen for any construction project are critical to its success, durability, and structural integrity. To choose the proper materials for […]

Structural Fiberglass 2021 Outlook

Structural fiberglass is a form of FRP that is exploding in usage across a wide variety of industries.  Its popularity is due to it being lightweight, stronger than most traditional materials, and more durable. It won’t corrode like steel, doesn’t rot like wood, and it maintains its structural integrity in the harshest environments. These properties […]

What Are The Benefits Of FRP Vs. Traditional Materials?

A: FRP has so many more advantages than traditional materials—traditional materials being wood or steel. Fiberglass is 1/3 the weight of steel and is corrosion-resistant, won’t rot, and does not need painting. When you’re choosing materials for building structures and other industrial applications, there’s no shortage of traditional options. Materials such as wood and steel […]

How Is Structural FRP Installed?

A: Structural FRP can be installed by using hand tools such as drills and circular saws. All the corners and pieces are put together mechanically, typically with 3/16 stainless steel bolts. Because FRP is 1/3 the weight of steel, you don’t need big heavy equipment, riggers and crane operators in there. A lot of this […]

How Do Waterparks Use FRP?

A: Fiberglass is used in all types of waterparks—mainly because they have to treat the water with chlorine, so the water is very corrosive. Fiberglass is used for access towers for areas of egress, it’s also used for sump covers. Even in general public areas as well where there are features that are ADA compliant. […]

Is FRP Used For Meat Processing Plants?

A: Absolutely, structural fiberglass (FRP) is an excellent building material for this kind of facility. Mainly because at the end of the shift, they have to clean the facilities. Typically, it’s highly corrosive bleach to clean the equipment and there’s where FRP’s corrosion resistance comes into play. It’s used typically in access level platforms, trench […]