GLASS REINFORCED LIGHTWEIGHT CONCRETE
Since 1920, Mascot Engineering has been part of the Australian building industry. Originally an iron foundry manufacturing cast iron gratings and access covers, in the 1980s Mascot was one of the first to introduce Glass Reinforced Concrete (GRC) to Australia. Today they are the largest manufacturer in the southern hemisphere.
Lightweight Glass Reinforced Concrete (GRC) planter boxes are available in a number of standard sizes. Options include freestanding, wall-mounted and cavity-mounted planters as well as in-ground planters. The Mascot range is continually developing and they can develop planters to suit your project and site requirements.
GRC planter boxes
Cast iron and stainless steel tree grates
Cast iron bollards
Stainless steel heelproof grating
COMPOSITION AND MANUFACTURE
Mascot’s GRC is a composite of concrete and fibreglass technologies. It has the benefits of both materials: the solidity of concrete and the instantaneous high-strength of resin fibreglass.
As the fibreglass is throughout the entire product (not just reinforcing in some parts), Mascot is able to achieve the strength of traditional steel reinforced concrete with a thinner section, which means significantly reducing the weight of finished products – in some cases up to one-tenth the weight of a comparative product.