GRP Structures and Fabrications Made to Your Specifications
Range of bespoke and standard FRP structures using our Fibreglass Profiles Available
Custom GRP Structures and Fabrications for the Rail Industry
Bespoke or standard FRP structures can be made from our Dura Profile range, a practical proposition for more rail and trackside applications than ever before, thanks to the wide range of standard fibreglass profiles available.
We carry one of the largest stock holdings of GRP profiles in the industry, including Angle, Channel, Beam, Box and Tube sections. We can supply a cost-effective solution for virtually every common application, with no tooling costs and minimal delivery time on our standard GRP (also known as FRP) profiles.
As well as the standard range, Dura Composites GRP profiles for the rail industry can be produced in a vast number of dimensions and are available in five different resin systems depending on the application (subject to extended lead times).
Resin systems include
Isophthalic Polyester: A high quality industrial grade which is standard on the vast majority of our Dura Profile product range. It features high levels of chemical resistance and fire retardancy.
Orthophthalic Polyester: A general purpose economic resin with good corrosion and chemical resistance that is suited to less harsh environments.
Vinylester: Enhanced chemical resistance, higher operating temperature and increased fatigue resistance. Available by special order.
Phenolic: Enhanced fire and smoke properties for use in areas where fire resistance, low smoke and toxicity are important factors, such as rail tunnels and offshore platforms. Available by special order.
Dura Profile Fabrications
Fabrication Methods Used With Conventional Materials Can Also be Used with GRP Dura Profile
The most common form of connections are made by mechanical fasteners. Bonded joints are also an option and selection of the appropriate method will depend on the:
- Distribution of loads within the assembled structure.
- Necessity to disassemble the structure components at a later stage.
- The environmental conditions during fabrication
- The environment in which the assembled structure will be used.
For more information or for a copy of our Dura Profile technical installation manual please contact your Dura Composites representative on +44 1255 440291.
An Alternative Solution to Traditional Materials Such as Steel or Wood
Dura Profile comprises of a range of FRP sections made using pultruded technology that has a range of applications typically to replace steel or wood. Weighing around 50% less than steel, Dura Profile offers equivalent performance for considerably less weight. This results in major cost savings due to more economical transportation, handling and on-site fitting. Supplied as single profiles, flat pack or pre-fabricated structures anywhere in the world, Dura Profile is fast becoming the material of choice for work platforms, ladders, handrailing, cable trays, flow sub-structures and much, much more.
- Work / Public Platforms
- Sub Floor Platforms
- Bridge Decking / Structures
- Ladders / Stair Cases
- Cable Trays
- Corrosion Resistant
- High Strength / Low Weight
- Non Conductive
- Fire Resistant
- UV Resistant
- 25 Yr Warranty / 50 Yr Life Span
- Suitable for Harsh Environments
- Ideal for Manual Handling
- Suitable For High Voltage Areas
- Suitable For Fire Escapes
- No Painting
- Fit and Forget