FRP gratings are used in various applications, due to their versatile properties. FRP gratings in stair treads, walkways, and other applications are a cost-effective means of substituting engineering metals. These gratings are corrosion-resistant and lightweight, which leads to low maintenance and installation costs. The gratings have excellent mechanical properties and stiffness-to-weight ratio, which makes them suitable for use in the construction industry. The global FRP gratings market is projected to reach USD 574.2 Million by 2021, at a CAGR of 4.24%.
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Key companies offering FRP gratings have established offices, manufacturing plants, and distribution centers globally to cater to the increasing demand for these gratings from various end-use industries. Companies such as Kemrock Industries & Exports Ltd. (India), Locker Group (Australia), Webforge (Australia), and Ferro Tech International (UAE) are manufacturing FRP gratings in emerging economies in the Middle East & Africa and Asia-Pacific.
Major manufacturers profiled in this report are Strongwell Corporation (U.S.), Techno Composites Domine GmbH (U.K.), McNichols Company (U.S.), Meiser GmbH (Germany), Bedford Reinforced Plastics (U.S.), AGC Matex Co. Ltd. (Japan), Kemrock Industries & Exports Ltd. (India), Eurograte Fiberglass Grating (Italy), Fibergrate Composite Structure (U.S.), Ferrotech International FZE (UAE), and Exel Composites (Finland). These companies offer a wide range of FRP grating products and received approvals for new FRP gratings. For instance, Fibergrate Composite Structure has been certified for FRP installations in federally registered food establishments. The products manufactured by the company include molded grating, Rigidex mGrating, Safe-T-Span pultruded industrial, and pedestrian grating.
Strongwell Corporation (U.S.) is one of the key manufacturers of FRP gratings and offers a wide range of GRP, FRP, and heavy duty FRP gratings. The company has successfully completed projects to install FRP gratings in various industries with the required specifications. Strongwell Corporation (U.S.) focuses on differentiated business models, proprietary technologies, and competitive cost structures to gain a competitive edge. In December 2015, the company installed DURAGRID HD-4000 2.5 grating panels as trench covers in the Utah State University (USU) Electric Vehicle and Roadway (EVR) research facility in Logan, Utah.
Fibrolux GmbH (Germany) is also a major manufacturer of FRP gratings. The company completed the modernization of its Kaliningrad wastewater treatment plant. Fibrolux replaced the existing dilapidated steel components with FRP during the restorations. The project comprised of manufacturing, supply, and installation of approximately 400 meters of FRP grating walkways, railings, and platforms.