Plant & Chemical Processing

Corrosion is a costly problem for the chemical processing industry. Bedford’s fiberglass reinforced plastic products offer a strong yet lightweight solution that won’t corrode like steel. With low maintenance over a longer life cycle, FRP pultrusions can save significant dollars compared to traditional building materials. You can also visit our Featured Projects page to see Bedford materials used in unique ways for a variety of industries.


We manufacture durable, long-lasting structural fiberglass systems including handrails, FRP stairs, FRP platforms, FRP catwalks and ladders that stand up to harsh fumes and chemicals.

Chemical Processing Operations: Low-maintenance FRP works well in corrosive chemical plant environments. Ladders, stairs, handrails and catwalks are ideal applications for Bedford products.


  • Light weight, high strength — easier to transport and install with standard tools
  • Corrosion free — won’t rot or rust and absorbs minimal moisture
  • Safety — it’s nonconductive, it won’t spark, and non-slip surfaces are available
  • Long-lasting — lower lifetime cost than traditional building materials
  • Low maintenance — molded-through color does not require painting