Agricultural and livestock sector

Pultruded TRIGLASS®  composite profiles (VTR – GRP – PRFV – CFRP), reinforced with fibreglass and/or carbon, are widely used in agricultural markets, botanical gardens and livestock raising.
TRIGLASS®  profiles do not rust, can be reused, are easy to install, are unaffected by plant products and have ahigh degree of flexibility making them resistant to strong winds and snow. These characteristics make them an ideal option for gardening and agricultural activity in general. The excellent mechanical properties of pultruded profiles make them widely used in the construction of agricultural machinery for processing and harvesting crops. Fibreglass profiles, thanks to their resistance to chemicals, are apt for making livestock-raising structures and fences. They have the significant advantage of being chemically resistant to sewage and cleaning products and not requiring maintenance.

What are the possibilities?

  • Harvesting machinery elements
  • Poles for vineyards
  • Reinforcements for roofs and gree
  • Supports for plants and flowers
  • Supports for electric fences
  • Supports for nets
  • Structures and fences for livestock

Our product advantages in this sector: Agricultural and livestock sector

Composites have an excellent ability to withstand environmental agents and highly aggressive chemicals.

A wide choice of resins allows the design of composites with strong resistance to atmospheric agents and weathering. Rain, particulate abrasion, UV radiation and temperature boundary conditions are easily controlled by means of different formulation strategies and/or surface protection.

Predicting the durability of composite materials is a topic Top Glass has studied for a long time. Our findings suggest optimal behaviour in outside conditions and bad weather. Of course, special conditions should be assessed to select the raw materials best suited to maximizing long-term mechanical and aesthetic features.

The specific gravity of pultruded material is about 1.8 g/cm ³. It is much lighter than steel (7.85 g/cm ³) and aluminium (2.7 g/cm ³). Its high performance relative to weight allows the design of structures with low energy impact. Its lightness is also an advantage in relation to transport and logistics as well as low response to inertial forces, relevant to building structures in seismic areas.

Polymeric materials have insulating characteristics, resistance to weathering and chemicals and pigmentation possibilities (en masse) that allow their installation and use with almost zero maintenance.

Composites have an excellent ability to withstand environmental agents and highly aggressive chemicals. A wide range of resins makes it possible to design materials adapt for contact with diverse chemicals, especially acids, alkaline substances and solvents.

Main products used in this sector: Agricultural and livestock sector