Manufacturers will often mention a level of water absorption in FRP and quote a percentage of let’s say 3%. What does this mean to the FRP you are purchasing for a project? Ask yourself these two questions. Is this the amount of water absorption to expect in the FRP when it is used in infrastructure? […]
The code in Australia for Fixed Platforms and Walkways is AS 1657 and section 4.5 states; “Where persons have access to or work beneath any platform or landing, the floor of such platform or landing shall be designed, or provided with protection, to prevent objects falling through the floor reaching the area below. NOTE: Protection […]
When you order an FRP grating panel for a project, there are a couple of things you may want to consider; In our previous blog, we discussed how to ensure you have a strong enough grating for the job, you know what thickness grating panel you need but what are the overall dimensions you should […]
So, you’ve decided to select FRP Grating for a platform floor or trench cover? First things first, you need to know that the thickness of grating you have selected will be suitable as far as the amount of deflection the grating will experience. How to Interpret the Tables 1. Deflection using a manufacturer’s Uniform Load […]
In our last post, we told you 5 things you need to know about FRP Grating. For those of you that are not familiar with Fibre Reinforced plastic/polymer grating, this article will give you a simplified summary and helpful background on FRP before you dive into reading this post. For those of you that ARE familiar with FRP, […]
We can supply a wide range of standard structural profiles such as channels, SHS, angles, tube, I beams and columns, as well as the capacity to develop custom profiles for specific requirements. Click here to download our Structural Profile Brochure.
There’s a lot to know about FRP Grating – plenty of dense information about what it is, how it’s made and what environments suit the fibre reinforced plastic grating best are available online. It’s hard to know what information is most relevant to your needs. So, we’ve done the hard work for you. As an FRP […]
Intech commits to expansion with 6 new pultrusion machines and leasing new factory adjacent to existing premises in Selangor. Total capacity will be 6Mt pa.
Enter into a Collaboration Agreement with UWA and Monash Universities researching FRP.
The company rebrands, changing our name from ABBIX to Argos FRP. (Argos in Illinois is the birthplace of Russell Games Slaytey, the inventor of Fiberglass).
Secure a multi-million dollar contract to design and deliver jetty panels to replace an existing wooden jetty in the Pilbara.
Receive our second R&D grant, boosting total R&D spend to over $3 million in 3 years.
Manufacturing shifts from Australia to Malaysia, with Intech producing all FRP products. Intech buy the MPI pultrusion machine, expanding their production capacity to 14 machines.
Negotiate an exclusive Australian distribution agreement with Intralink Techno Sdn Bhd Malaysia (Intech), to import and distribute their industrial FRP product range.
Arrange an exclusive distribution agreement with M&B Sales (a WA building product distributor) for diamond deck and work closely with them to bring the product to market.
ABBIX Industries Pty Ltd (now trading as Argos FRP) was incorporated. The company purchases a Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) pultrusion machine from US company MPI and leases a 1,100m2 factory in Landsdale, WA.
Mr. Fraser Tonner founded ABBIX Engineering to develop a sustainable, modular, dE7 building system using polymers.
Argos designed a jetty plank to take a specified load for a Jetty in the northwest of WA. The design requirements were rigorously tested at the UWA test laboratory. Included in the design was a panel system to minimise jetty down time and installation costs. FRP was the ideal solution as its light weight enabled existing old infrastructure to be used, and because FRP is fire retardant and environmentally sustainable.
“When nature calls, you’ve got to go” and that’s what happened to a shed in the north west. A machinery Control Centre on a Ship Loader was destroyed by a Catagory 4 cyclone and our client commissioned Argos FRP to design and build a pre-fabricated building to replace the original.
Like most water treatment plants, there is particular attention paid to the problems of corrosion. The use of a varied number of chemicals and acids, more or less means that only materials like FRP and stainless steel is acceptable for construction of various access platforms, drain covers , pipes , vessels and tanks.