Vinyl sheet piles, Fibre Reinforced Plastic (FRP) sheet piles and Aluminium sheet piles are manufactured by Crane Materials International (CMI) in similar shapes and section modulus to steel sheet piles. There are Z profiles, Box profiles which are a U shape with the clutch on one side of the wall (also referred to as Omega profile), a Pan profile and a Flat profile.
J Steel has a 10-year history representing CMI in Australia. CMI are part of the Crane group of companies and established as the worlds largest producer of Vinyl and FRP sheet piles. CMI has a proven track record with over 60 years experience manufacturing aesthetically pleasing long lasting and economical construction materials.
The key difference between the synthetic non ferrous sheet piles and steel sheet piles is the bending strength. The key advantages are that these sheet piles are lightweight, and chemical and corrosion resistant making them ideal for a wide range of applications. Vinyl and Aluminum are homogenous materials so design can be carried out in a similar manner to steel. FRP sheet piles are composite products which require different considerations in design; technical papers contained in this site will assist designers.