Genius is your engineering partner for fiberglass handrail, guardrail, ladder and structural product needs. Our professional engineering and drafting team can help you find the right solution that meets your needs for longevity, safety and cost.
FRP IS UP TO 70% LIGHTER THAN STEEL WITH AN EXCEPTIONAL STRENGTH-TO-WEIGHT RATIO.
Genius FRP has a high strength-to-weight ratio when compared to traditional materials like metal, concrete and wood. FRP gratings can even be strong enough to carry vehicular loads while weighing less than steel gratings.
FRP IS CORROSION RESISTANT AND REQUIRES LESS MAINTENANCE THAN STEEL.
Genius fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) products are widely known for the ability to support corrosion resistance in the harshest and chemical exposures enviroments. Unlike wood and metal, FRP will not corrode or rust and will keep on maintain structural strength for long time.
FRP IS NON-CONDUCTIVE AND SLIP RESISTANT, PROVIDING A SAFER ALTERNATIVE TO STEEL.
Genius supply the widest range of resin formulations for products, each specific performance requirements and environmental. Check our Chemical Resistance Guide to help you choose the best Genius resin for your application.
The durability and corrosion resistance of Genius FRP molded and pultruded gratings and other products reduce or eliminate the need for heavy maintenance like sandblasting, scraping and painting. In fact, most Genius products are easily cleaned with a high-pressure washer.
Genius's molded and pultruded gratings and stairway products provide superior, slip resistant footing in wet and oily environments. Steel becomes slippery when oily or wet, but Genius gratings have a higher friction factor and remain safe even when wet.Genius’s slip resistant products increase safety for workers which will lead to fewer workplace accidents and a reduction of injury-associated costs.
Long Service Life
Genius products provide outstanding durability and corrosion resistance in demanding applications, providing improved product life over traditional materials. The longevity of Genius products provide cost savings over the product’s life cycle. Installed costs are less because of the ease of installation. Maintenance expenses reduce because there is less downtime in areas requiring maintenance, and the costs of removing, disposing, and replacing the corroded steel grating is eliminated.
Low Installation Cost
Steel installation can be time consuming and equipment intensive. Genius products can be easily and quickly cut with ordinary hand tools. Welding or hot work is not necessary with FRP. Genius fiberglass gratings are lightweight and can be installed easily with bolts and clips. Installation of FRP material can be done without using heavy equipment and machinery, requiring less manpower.
Genius FRP has a high strength-to-weight ratio when compared to traditional materials like metal, concrete and wood. FRP gratings can be designed to be strong enough to carry vehicular loads while still being less than one-half the weight of steel grating.
Genius FRP can withstand major impacts with negligible damage. Genius offers extremely durable gratings to satisfy even the most stringent impact requirements.
The lightweight properties of Genius FRP result in products that weigh considerably less than steel. The density of steel is four times higher than that of FRP, and steel gratings are two to two-and-a-half times heavier than FRP gratings. FRP’s lighter weight allows easy removal for access below floor level. The reduction in weight that Genius products provide can save on material transit costs and installation costs.
Electrically & Thermally Non-Conductive
Genius FRP is electrically non-conductive leading to increased safety compared to conductive materials (i.e., metal). FRP also has low thermal conductivity (heat transfer occurs at a lower rate), resulting in a more comfortable product surface when physical contact occurs.
Most Genius products are engineered to have a flame spread of 25 or less as tested in accordance with ASTM E-84. They also meet the self-extinguishing requirements of ASTM D-635.
The properties of Genius's FRP materials create flexible products that can sometimes “cushion” worker movement, easing strain on workers’ muscles and creating a more comfortable working surface. The ergonomic features of Genius products, such as the Genius© work platform, can help to reduce worker fatigue and increase productivity.
Composites are strong and lightweight. Products made with composites are resistant to corrosion from weather and chemicals and are made to last. Composites can be molded into flexible and complicated shapes, giving designers the freedom to create almost any shape or form.
FRP products because of these many advantages, it is more and more outstanding in the environmental protection industry. Combined with its long life advantages, compared to plastic, metal products, its long-term use of the cost is minimal. Therefore, we will be more and more occasions to see the FRP products.