Cast ductile iron ensures exceptional strength and versatile design
Cast iron bollards are made from high-quality ductile iron, a tough alloy with superior castability. Molten ductile
iron flows easily into small areas in a casting mold, giving sharp detailing to decorative cast iron designs. The
strength and weight of ductile iron give it a classic architectural look.
Ductile iron bollards come with a range of mounting options, both removable and permanent. They can also be used as
reinforcement over security pipe bollards.
Standard cast iron is strong but brittle. In contrast, ductile iron has a molecular structure that allows it to
absorb impact without fracturing. The carbon in ductile cast iron is nodular or rounded, which allows
microstructures in the iron to slide past one another when hit, rather than chipping away.
While standard cast iron products are susceptible to breakage, ductile iron bollards resist cracking, making for
safer and more resilient site furnishings.
Reliance Foundry offers cast iron bollards in 6 standard powder-coating colors to suit the design aesthetics of a
building or site or to enhance visibility.
Applied electrostatically, powder coatings cover every piece of exposed metal. This creates a complete seal with no
pinholes or bubbles that may be found in paint applications. This coating therefore provides excellent protection
against wear and rust, ensuring long-term performance with minimal required maintenance.
Installing cast iron bollards
Decorative bollards can be installed on removable or permanent mounts. Removable
decorative bollards provide temporary or seasonal access. Permanent bollards can either stand-alone
be used as reinforcing cast iron over steel-and-concrete posts.