Composite (GFRP) Gratings

What is GFRP (Glass Fiber Reinforced Plastic)?

GFRP is a composite material made of a polymer matrix reinforced with fiber, aiming to form better physical and chemical properties. GFRP is a production material such as metal, wood, glass, concrete. GFRP materials has important advantages as against other production materials, new features can be acquired according to requirements.

 

What is GFRP Grating?

Molded GFRP gratings are produced in special molds with wet lamination process, consist of glass fiber, resin, additives and pigment. After these raw materials harden, GFRP gratings are pressed out of the mold. Molded GFRP gratings are light, anti-corrosive, have high chemical and physical resistances and electrically non-conductive.

 

Components: Resin, glass fiber, additives and pigment are the basic components of the GFRP materials. It can be produced any material which are proper for the requirements by changing these components.

 

Resin: Chemical resistance, flexibility and UV resistance of the GFRP gratings are determined by the resin. Resins are chose according to the environment; orthophthalic resin for general usage, isophthalic resin for chemical environment and vinyl ester resin for extremely heavy chemical environment.

 

Glass Fiber: Multi-layered continuous glass fibers are used in production. Molded GFRP gratings have high mechanical resistance due to glass fiber.

 

Additives: Additives such as UV stabilizers, flame retardants and low smoke density retardants increase mechanical and chemical resistance and add new superior features.

 

Pigment: Pigments make it possible to give the GFRP gratings any color. This makes it happen to use GFRP gratings in architectural projects.