McNICHOLS® Structural Shape product category includes a variety of components for your projects such as: Extren® Fiberglass Structurals and Plate, along with Fiberglass Handrail System Components, Embed Angle, Studs, and Nuts. These non-corrosion components will provide opportunities for the replacement of unprotected steel and wood in a wide variety of structural applications.
Extren® Fiberglass components are long lasting and possess a variety of special properties like dimensional stability combined with high strength; low conductivity thermally and electrically; non-magnetic properties for electromagnetic transparency; being lightweight-80% lighter than steel; low maintenance requirements; plus you can even special order custom colors (large quantities).
Extren® Products offer you premiere choices for applications for building, construction, transportation, electrical, utility, processing, communications, manufacturing, water/wastewater, aeronautical defense plating, agricultural and others. Components include: Angles, Channel, I-Beams, Tube, & Plate. Extren Products are a proprietary combination of fiberglass reinforcements and thermoset polyester or vinyl ester resin systems. All Extren Shapes have a surface veil to protect against glass fibers penetrating the resin surface in service and to increase corrosion and UV resistance. Extren Products are offered in three resin systems: the most economical being Series 500 which is a non-fire retardant polyester resin SPN; Series 525, a fire retardant polyester SPF; and Series 625 SVF, a premium vinyl ester resin both fire retardant and highly corrosion resistant.
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