Fiberglass Grating Glossary



Bullet Resistant Fiberglass Plate:

Our bullet resistant fiberglass plate offers superior ballistic resistance at a weight that is less than 25% that of a comparable steel panel. Bullet resistant fiberglass plate is now available for commercial security applications for your business, home, or governmental facility. These fiberglass panels offer ballistic resistant security with the additional performance advantages of durability, corrosion resistance, electrical non-conductivity, low thermal conductivity and light weight. For more on bullet resistant fiberglass plate, click here.


Fiberglass Attachments and Clips:

Fiberglass grating attachments and clips are specially designed to secure fiberglass grating or plates to the supporting structures. Additionally, they are used to fasten together adjacent grating panels, which minimizes load-induced differential deflection. All fiberglass attachments and clips are made of Type 316 stainless steel, and are available in 1", 1-1/2" and 2" sizes. For more on fiberglass attachments and clips, click here.


Fiberglass Covered Grating:

Fiberglass covered grating is a long-lasting, molded fiberglass floor product that combines smooth, gritted, or checker plate and molded grating manufactured with any of our resin systems. It is the ideal choice when a 100% covered flooring surface is needed. Our fiberglass covered grating is often used in loading and storage areas with high foot and cart traffic. This is where a strong, level surface is ideal, and this is why fiberglass covered grating is ideal. If offers approximately 50% higher stiffness values than that of open mesh grating, and its standard grit-top cover assures secure footing. For more on fiberglass covered grating, click here.


Fiberglass Grating Handrails and Ladders:

Fiberglass handrail systems are fabricated from pultruded fiberglass components and molded thermoplastic connectors. Our modular fiberglass grating handrail systems are available in 2" square or 2" round configurations that are easy to grip, making them ideal for any high traffic area. Our fiberglass ladders and cages can be installed in a variety of applications, from sumps to tanks, building, piers, portable equipment, etc., providing years of strength and dependability. For more on fiberglass grating handrails and ladders, click here.


Fiberglass Plates:

Fiberglass plates feature a non-conductive surface that makes them an economical and safe solution to walking surfaces. In caustic and/or acidic conditions, fiberglass plates provide a level of corrosion resistance that is unequaled and more cost effective than stainless steel. Fiberglass plate is available with a non-grit surface, or with a grit surface where anti-slip traction is needed. For more on fiberglass plates, click here.


Fiberglass Stair Treads and Stair Tread Covers:

Lightweight and easy to install, fiberglass stair treads are available in both molded and pultruded types, to match the fiberglass floor grating platforms. Fiberglass material stair tread covers are made from a molded glass and resin system that is corrosion and impact resistant, fire retardant, and non-conductive. They provide a cost effective, slip-resistant, protective surface for concrete, metal and wood steps. For more on fiberglass stair treads and stair tread covers, click here.


Fiberglass Structural Shapes:

Our fiberglass structural shapes and pultruded fiberglass profiles are made from a combination of fiberglass and thermosetting resin systems. All shapes are lightweight, impact resistant, low maintenance, non-magnetic, low conductive, and have dimensional stability, making them easy to install and ideal for several applications. Custom shapes are available upon request. For more on fiberglass structural shapes, click here.


Heavy Duty Fiberglass Grating:

Our heavy duty fiberglass grating is available in both molded and pultruded grating systems. Both are designed to carry forklift and tractor-trailer loads that traditional molded and pultruded FRP grating products are not designed to support. Heavy duty fiberglass grating provides greater durability for higher volume traffic areas as well. Additionally, heavy duty fiberglass grating can be used to free span longer distances than traditional fiberglass grating. For more on heavy duty fiberglass grating, click here.



This isophthalic polyester resin formulation is designed for industrial and chemical processing applications where corrosion resistance is important. Color: green or dark gray. Flame Spread: ASTM rating of 20 or less. IFR is also available in a UL Classified resin formulation.


Molded Fiberglass Grating:

Molded fiberglass grating is a fiberglass-reinforced plastic (FRP) that combines fiberglass rovings with thermosetting resins to form a strong, one-piece molded panel. A 65% / 35% resin to glass weight ratio provides high corrosion resistance. Meniscus surfaces or applied grit surfaces provide slip resistance when compared to other flooring products. This product is better suited for corrosive environments. For more on molded fiberglass grating, click here.


Pultruded Fiberglass Grating:

Pultruded fiberglass grating is made using premium grade isophthalic polyester, vinyl ester or phenolic resin systems with a synthetic surfacing veil, making it corrosion resistant, lightweight, and durable. Pultruded fiberglass has a grit surface for safety, and a greater strength to weight ration than molded fiberglass grating. A 35% / 65% resin to glass ratio provides greater strength and less corrosion resistance than molded fiberglass. This product is better suited for longer life spans. For more on pultruded fiberglass grating, click here.



A premium vinyl ester resin system formulated to resist the highly corrosive properties of acids and caustics found in the harshest chemical environment. It is an economical alternative to the more expensive exotic materials often specified for highly corrosive conditions. Color: orange or dark gray. Flame spread: ASTM rating of 15 or less. This superior resin system will maintain its structural integrity at elevated temperatures of up to 180ºF.



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