Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) is a composite material made of thermosetting plastic resin reinforced by fine glass fibers. By selecting the appropriate combination of fiberglass reinforcements, resins and additives, FRP grating panels can be used the most demanding decking, boardwalk and paver support applications.
FRP molded grating panels are manufactured with interwoven high-strength glass rovings embedded in a thermosetting resin matrix to create one-piece structural panels which exhibit excellent bi-directional strength and one of the highest strength-to-weight ratios of any material.
The excellent corrosion resistance of FRP combined with its strength, impact resistance, and extended life compared to more traditional materials such as galvanized steel, aluminum, stainless steel, or wood, makes it one of the most useful, versatile, and economical solutions available for the construction of pedestrian walkways, dock decking, bridges, platforms, and stairways. Both the panel thickness and the aperture size of the fiberglass deck grate panels can be tailored to the likely usage which includes:
- Dock decking for jetties & pontoons
- Ramps for the disabled
- Pedestrian bridges
- Rooftop access walkways
- Viewing platforms
- Industrial work platforms
- Stairs and landings
- Beach access