Family owned and operated for more than 75 years, Rigidized® Metals Corporation provides deep-textured, Rigid-tex® metal for utility vehicles and transportation applications. The company’s unique process of creating tread plate requires less preparation for finishing and can help achieve a better, longer lasting finish, keeping the equipment in sustainable service longer. Rigidized® Metals Corporation's brand of Rigid-tex® tread plate patterns, most specifically embossed pattern RTP®, has been used for many trailer applications.
Rigid-tex® metal has been designed to scientifically redistribute standard sheet metal in three dimensions. A prime advantage of Rigid-tex® metal is its strength. It's stronger than plain, flatrolled metal because of its three-dimensional design. It has greater strength in all directions in contrast with corrugated metal, which has increased strength in only one direction.
Consequently, when Rigid-tex® metal is used in place of ordinary metal, lighter gauges can be substituted, reducing weight and saving metal without sacrificing strength. Rigid-tex® metal provides as much as 108 percent greater rigidity, 70 percent greater buckling strength, 39 percent greater impact resistance, and 92 percent greater tensile strength than the original flat metal, depending on selection of material and pattern. This means Rigidized® Metals Corporation is able to increase strength while decreasing weight and material cost. As innovators in textured metal, the company specializes in patterns that extend product life by concealing scratches, smudges and finger prints so that cleaning and maintenance are greatly reduced. Enhanced performance and appearance over plain, flat-rolled metal equates to stronger, lighter, better looking, and longer lasting metal for unique trailer applications.
Contact Rigidized® Metals Corporation today to receive a custom sample kit and learn more about how Rigid-tex® metals can help you improve the life and efficiency of your machines at www.rigidized.com or by phone at (800) 836-2580.