Do you need a grating material that is reliable, safe, and durable? Look no further – molded fiberglass grating might be the perfect material for your production needs. Fiberglass grating is a lightweight, strong, chemical-resistant, and non-sparking material produced by a combination of fiberglass and resin. It doesn’t rust or corrode – unlike steel grating – making it ideal for usage in corrosive environments.
There are two types of fiberglass grating: molded and pultruded. In this post, we are going to discuss some of the relevant facts you must know about molded fiberglass grating and what makes it an excellent choice for manufacturers.
What Is Molded Fiberglass Grating?
Made from interspersed directional layers of continuous glass fiber, molded fiberglass grating also contains resin, which makes it corrosion-resistant. Since its strength is bi-directional, the material can endure cutouts in the panel for equipment without any requirement for extra support around the opening.
In addition to being chemical-resistant, it is also slip-resistant. Adding grit can further enhance this feature. Interlacing pre-wetted, glass-reinforced strands inside a liquid resin matrix in what we call a one-piece construction process makes molded fiberglass grating. The removal of the molded grid from the mold after the resin matrix has cured is then possible. This ensures that all glass strands have been thoroughly infused with resin.
What Is Molded Fiberglass Grating Used For?
It is used in many applications across several industries around the world.
- Chemical storage
- Boat platforms and piers
- Stair treads
- Trench covers
- Bridges and tunnels
- Elevated walkways and crossover platforms
Benefits of Using Molded Fiberglass Grating
The following attributes make this grating a preferred material:
Corrosion Resistance: If you’re looking for a grating material for usage in a severely corrosive environment, then molded fiberglass grating is the way to go. The complete resin coverage and one-piece fabrication further adds to the already-excellent chemical resistance of the materials. You also get exceptional resistance to bacterial growth, humidity, and moisture for medical and food-related applications.
Strength: Molded grating has bi-directional strength thanks to its interwoven square mesh construction. This gives it an incredible loading versatility compared to standard rectangular mesh.
Safety Surface: It also offers a skid-resistant concave surface as an option for worker safety considerations. You can open the door for a molded-in grit surface to make sure your factory workers have sure footing.
Cost-Effective: Molded fiberglass grating produces less waste during installation, thanks to its unique, sturdy construction. It is also low-maintenance and long-lasting compared to other options.
Contact Us for Quality Fiberglass Grating Solutions
At Uniflex Inc., we provide both pultruded and fiberglass grating solutions which are cost-effective, impact-resistant, fire-retardant, and exclusively made in the United States. Our fiberglass grating is also completely compatible with the ANSI/ACMA/FGMC standards.
Our fiberglass grating solutions are available in a variety of configurations and colors whilst strategically producing stock quantities, allowing us to offer the most competitive prices in the industry. Also, our fiberglass grating services are fully-customizable regardless of how complex your configurations might be.
If you would like to talk to our experts regarding a particular type of grating that might suit your specific application, you can reach out to us at 248-956-6765 or contact us online.