5 Fiberglass Solutions from Strongwell
Fiberglass Reinforced Polymer (FRP), is a composite that is made up of a polymer resin matrix that has been strengthened by embedded glass fibers. Fiberglass has an extremely high strength-to-weight ratio, being stronger than structural steel and lighter than aluminum on a pound-for-pound basis. This high-performance material also has excellent corrosion resistance and low conductivity resulting in reduced maintenance costs and enhanced safety for employees.
Here, we discuss five of the many fiber-reinforced plastic solutions that Strongwell produces and some of their benefits.
Fiberglass Structures for Corrosion Resistance
Corrosion resistance is a highly beneficial characteristic of structures in the building industry because of the degradation that corrosion causes. It can weaken the structure, decrease the bonding strength of materials, and lessen the overall capacity of the building.
Fiberglass outperforms both concrete and wood on its ability to withstand general wear and tear and requires significantly less maintenance, making it more cost-effective over time.
FRP structural materials are also much lighter than their counterparts made with other materials. This means that they require less manpower to erect and are easy to assemble whilst still looking visually appealing.
Stair Tread Covers
Since stairs can be extremely hazardous, especially when wet, measures must be taken to enhance their overall safety. Fiberglass stair tread covers have been designed for use in all applications and to withstand rain, moisture, and damp. They can be used in high wear applications and they do not cause any damage to clothing or footwear as heavy-duty grit does.
DURATREADTM from Strongwell are molded fiberglass stair tread covers that offer a cost-effective and simple way of increasing safety and comfort on stairways. They can be used on top of existing wood, concrete, and metal stairs.
Fiberglass industrial railings are a crucial safety feature for a range of commercial facilities. Railings are used in stair rails, walkway handrails, and guard rails and decrease the overall falling risk in workspaces.
SAFRAILTM railings from Strongwell are suitable for corrosive environments such as those in wastewater, chemical or industrial treatment plants and will not be adversely impacted by salt air corrosion. SAFRAIL comes in square and rounded configurations and requires very little maintenance, making them extremely cost-effective.
Fiberglass grating finds use in a range of applications, particularly those that have safety concerns due to liquids or oils that may spill on the floor or corrosive environments that need chemical resistance.
They are useful for providing platforms, machinery housing, protective shielding and more. Strongwell has three different types of fiberglass grating; DURAGRATE®, DURADEK®, and DURAGRID® that can be used in a similar manner to standard metal grates whilst offering high strength, reduced weight, and excellent impact resistance.
Fiberglass is the perfect material for applications that require heavy use and wear, making it the optimal solution for tool handles that would traditionally be made out of wood or metal. In electrical applications, the nonconductive nature of fiberglass offers increased safety for tool users.
Fiberglass tool handles are more lightweight than their metal counterparts, making them easier to use and move around. They can also be customized easily to meet the requirements and specifications of the user and their colors can be changed easily too.
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In this post, we have outlined just five of the many applications that fiberglass would be suited to. If you would like to find out more about how your application could benefit from the use of fiberglass, get in touch with the team today.