Fibre-reinforced plastic is a composite material made of a polymer matrix reinforced with fibres.
Compared to steel & aluminium, FRP has a whole host of benefits including corrosion resistance, it’s strong & lightweight, impact resistance, ease of maintenance, fire resistance, quick installation and safety from electrical hazards.
FRP is the ideal material for floor grating and it outperforms other materials in a number of key areas such as: corrosion resistance, high impact resistance, bidirectional strength, slip resistance and ease of fabrication, installation and utilization. It’s safer, more durable and easier to work with.
Heavy and difficult to work with, steel floor grating rusts & corrodes over time, potentially lowering its structural integrity and slip resistance. This can make it unsafe over the long term.
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FRP’s high durability, low electrical conductivity and high slip resistance makes it the ideal for constructing a wide range of access platforms. High corrosion resistance also makes it especially good for tough and aggressive operating environments that quickly degrade steel and aluminium.
To put it simply, a whole lot, including:
Strength: FRP has a superior strength-to-weight ratio
Electrical resistance: unlike highly conductive aluminium, FRP ladders are perfect for use in the electrical industry or environments that electrical shocks are a risk.
Fire resistance: FRP is more flame resistant and doesn’t conduct heat like aluminium. This is why it’s preferred by firefighters and industrial environments that involved high temperatures.
Corrosion resistance: FRP is highly resistant to corrosive chemicals and is ideal for industrial environments that can corrode aluminium and other metals.
Cable Management Systems
First and foremost, FRP’s corrosion resistance and long life span are important factors. It’s lightweight nature also allows for more cost effective installation. It’s non-conductive and non-magnetic nature also reduces shock hazards and makes it the perfect cable trunking material.