The main properties of a GRP grating are:
- Low specific weight, since GRP gratings weigh around a quarter as much as a metal grating: this makes them very lightweight and practical and reduces running costs, making them easy to maintain.
- High degree of chemical resistance, particularly to corrosion caused by chemical agents, and a variety of acids and substances. GRP gratings are ideally suited to highly corrosive environments.
- High durability: thanks to its resin and fibreglass composition a GRP grating is equal to any stress and can bear considerable weights.
It is possible to make planned changes to the intrinsic qualities and resistance of a GRP grating, by varying the glass fibre content, the direction of the fibres and the combination, as a percentage, of the chemical structure of the resin and the fibreglass itself.
- Protection from sunlight, a quality which makes the GRP grating suitable for outdoor environments exposed to strong solar radiation, since a UV blocking factor is contained in the resin itself.
- Fire and heat resistance: this property means that GRP gratings not only have durable mechanical characteristics, but are also very safe in the event of fire and harsh working conditions in very hot environments, without losing their original properties.
Furthermore, GRP gratings offer a range of additional benefits, including being highly resistant to any type of impact, having an insulating capacity (being non-conductive), and total radio transparency, making them ideal for use in airports or radio stations.
In addition to all these advantages, there is an economic benefit: GRP gratings are very inexpensive, easy to install and above all cost almost nothing to maintain, without taking into account that they are, for all intents and purposes, indestructible and do not wear out.
For further information about GRP gratings, contact Eurograte using this online form.