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Rigidized® Metals tread plates can be made from any metal sheet, including any grade of stainless steel, any aluminum alloy and zinc-coated metal (galvanized or galvanneal carbon steel). Rigidized® Metals can produce all of these metals in four different tread patterns to appeal to any application. Truck body and trailer manufacturers have a choice in specifying a tread plate product that fits every metal requirement.
One of the most significant benefits of the Rigidized® Metals' deep-texturing process is its ability to produce tread plate patterns in a wide range of thicknesses. Similarly, the constant challenge to any truck body manufacturer, these days, is to reduce the overall weight of each unit. This is another major reason to choose Rigidized® Metals tread plate. While the term "tread plate"often suggests a heavy decking plate, usually 3/16" or 1/4" thick with a solid back, Rigidized® Metals offers a thickness range of .018" to .125" in stainless steel. All types of metal can be rolled up to 60" wide. The availability of lighter gauges allows these patterns to be used in decorative, but still functional, areas, such as door liners, toolboxes and covers. One-side bright aluminum is available in sheet and coil up to 48" wide from .025" to .062" thick.