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What Is Fiberglass Channel?

Fiberglass channels, often referred to as FRP (Fiber-Reinforced Polymer) channels, are engineered components produced via the pultrusion method. This process yields a composite material from a blend of resin and glass fibers, creating a product with numerous benefits over conventional materials such as steel or aluminum.

Fiberglass Channel

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A(mm) B(mm) T1(mm) T2(mm) A(mm) B(mm) T1(mm) T2(mm)
18 8 1.5 1.5 100 97 3 3
23 25 3 3 102 29 6.4 6.4
31.5 28.5 3 3 102 35 4.8 4.8
33.4 20 3 3 120 50 6 6
35 8.4 2.5 2.5 127 35 6.5 6.5
45 32 2.5 4 152 41 6.4 6.4
45.5 42.5 2.5 2.5 155 24.5 3.8 3.8
49.8 19.3 2.5 2.5 155 40 9.5 9.5
56 53 3 3 188 90 8 8
59 19 2.5 2.5 200 50 10 10
82 25 4 4 200 60 10 10
83.5 30 3.5 5 203 55 6.35 6.35
86 33 4 4 240 72 8 8
86 30 7 8 250 54 4 4
86 31 4 5 250 125 10 10
90 26 6.3 2.5 255 75 12.7 12.7
95.2 38.1 2.5 2.5 300 100 10 10
100 50 6.4 6.4 500 60 10 10

Benefits of Fiberglass Channels

  • Resistance to Corrosion: These channels excel in environments prone to corrosion, such as chemical processing plants, cooling towers, wastewater treatment facilities, and exterior installations, due to their high corrosion resistance.
  • High Strength: Relative to their weight, fiberglass channels offer superior strength along their length compared to steel.
  • Reduced Weight: They are considerably lighter than structural steel, with a weight reduction of about 75%.
  • Minimal Maintenance: The need for regular maintenance, including de-rusting and repainting, is significantly reduced.
  • Stable Dimensions: Fiberglass channels reliably maintain their dimensions across a broad spectrum of temperatures and stresses.
  • Electrical Insulation: Their non-conductive nature is advantageous in applications requiring electrical insulation.
  • Flame Resistance: Many of these channels are designed to be flame retardant, an essential feature for specific construction uses.
  • Compatibility with EMI/RFI: The material does not disrupt electromagnetic or radio frequency signals, making it ideal for environments sensitive to such interference.

Production Process

The creation of fiberglass channels involves the pultrusion process, where raw materials (fibers and resin) are drawn through a heated mold to achieve the desired profile. This technique enables a high content of glass fibers, enhancing the product’s strength and longevity.

Uses

Fiberglass channels find application across a diverse range of fields, including but not limited to, supporting ladder and cable trays, piping systems, and as integral components in structural and construction projects. Furthermore, they are utilized in creating electrical shapes and serve industries such as agriculture, oil and gas exploration, and sports equipment manufacturing.

Options for Procurement

Available in various dimensions, fiberglass channels can be tailored to meet specific needs. They are offered in multiple resin types, including polyester or vinyl ester, to cater to varying environmental challenges. Standard lengths for purchase include 10 or 20 feet, with customization available for specific size requirements.

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