Fiberglass grating is the ideal product when the application calls for a product that is corrosion resistant, fire retardant, light weight and is architecturally appealing.
Typical grating applications include floor systems, catwalks, stair treads, work platforms, walkways and trench covers. Weighing considerably less than conventional metal grating, fiberglass grating is easier and less expensive to transport, install and remove.
Fiberglass bar grating has been successfully used in many industries including food processing, beverage, water and wastewater treatment, chemical and oil/gas and mining just to name a few.
The two main types of fiberglass grating are distinguished by their methods of construction: molding fiberglass grating manufacturing and pultruded fiberglass grating manufacturing.
Pultruded fiberglass is a mostly mechanized process and the type that mostly resembles metal bar grating. It’s the ultimate combination of strength and corrosion resistance and with its standard epoxy grit surface; it offers excellent slip resistance in high traffic areas. Pultruded grating is available with individual bearing bars in either 1” or 1-1/2” “I” shapes or a 2” “T” shape.
A protective resin covering the exterior surface of the bearing bars allows pultruded grating to withstand exposure to ultraviolet rays and resist corrosion in harsh chemical environments.
Molded fiberglass grating is a one piece reinforced polyester or vinylester grating structure, available in a variety panels and dimensions. Standard grit surface is available as well as a meniscus composite grating (concave) surface. Using the same corrosion resistant resins, molded fiberglass grating works well for floor systems, walkways, work platforms, stairs, ramps, trench covers and catwalks.
Fiberglass grating is also available for stair treads. Fiberglass stair treads are made through the same high quality process and include a non slip nosing and optional support angles. Not only can Peterson provide fiberglass stairs, we can be your source for the whole stair system including stringers and handrail.
In addition to fiberglass gratings, Peterson can offer a wide variety of structural shapes. The fiberglass structures come in standard configurations including angle, beams, square tube, round tube, flat sheet and solid bar.
Using a combination of fiberglass stair treads and structural members, Peterson Company can provide fiberglass ladder cages. Lightweight and easy to install, this system can provide a safe and slip resistant alternative to standard metal ladder systems. Other fiberglass grating products include fiberglass grates, fiberglass trench systems, fiberglass walkways, fiberglass platforms, fiberglass molding components, composite grating along with multiple varieties of fiberglass structures.