Grating Company moulded fibreglass grating panels provide a cost effective solution for flooring, walkways and decking areas requiring long term performance in corrosive environments. Constructed from glass reinforced thermoset resins, Grating Company moulded fibreglass grating panels are an alternative to steel and aluminium flooring systems in aggressive environments.
Grating Company moulded fibreglass grating panels are manufactured using high strength fibreglass rovings and a range of premium grade thermosetting resins. A high resin content of nominally 65-70% provides maintenance free performance in corrosive environments.
The use of high strength E-glass roving reinforcement, moulded to form a square mesh grating panel, produces a strong flooring system suitable for safe pedestrian traffic on a range of spans. The composite used in the construction of Grating Company moulded grating panels has a specific gravity one-fourth that of steel and two-thirds that of aluminium which simplifies installation and handling. Moulded grating panels can be easily cut on site using only hand tools. The easy handling makes them suitable to install in areas that are difficult to access. Load bearing bars in both directions of the panel allow for use without continuous side support.
Having a square mesh and continuous woven roving reinforcement pattern assists in providing a fibreglass grating panel with high impact resistance. Repeated loads can be allied without permanent deformation.
Panels of moulded fibreglass grating panels are stable due to their square mesh construction. Pedestrian traffic does not separate the grid components thus affording a reliable walking surface. Standard moulded grating panels have a concave profile on the upper surface for skid resistance. This is created in the moulding process. Grit surfaces are also available on request and the tough quartz finish can ensure skid resistance and safety in wet environments.
Impact on metallic grating by metallic objects can create sparks of sufficient energy to ignite combustible gases. Grating Company moulded fibreglass grating installed in such dangerous areas does not create sparks when impacted with metallic or other objects and can be safely used in electrical environments.
Fibreglass does not cause electromagnetic interference and is transparent to radio frequency transmissions. Grating Company moulded fibreglass grating panels provide a solution in applications where clarity of communication transmissions is paramount.