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Copper Recovery




Fibergrate FRP molded grating 1-1/2" depth, 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" mesh pattern




Corrosion Resistant:

Fibergrate FRP products can withstand the acid solutions used in copper recovery and extraction.


Slip Resistant:

The slip resistant surface of Fibergrate FRPgrating makes walkways safe for workers.

Application Highlights:

In Arizona, copper recovery and extraction is an important industry. Though the industry has been around for a very long time, it is ever-changing. The process of recovery and extraction is a very detailed one and has been simplified over the years with the help of numerous chemicals. For this reason, much thought must be taken when considering what building materials should be used for the facilities.

In copper recovery systems, such as this one in Arizona, the acid solutions are both corrosive and hazardous. Safety and corrosion resistance were both important factors when considering material to use for this project.In this Arizona coppery recovery operation, Fibegrate FRP molded 1-1/2" square mesh grating was used extensively around vats in the electrowinning process. The superior strength of the integral, interwoven construction and the bidirectional load distribution of the 1-1/2" square pattern was ideal for the walkways and work platforms required for installation. Fibergrate's FRP products have created a long-term, low-maintenance solution in the harsh corrosive environment of the copper recovery operation.

Copper Recovery - FRP in Metals and Mining