Ductile Iron Advantages
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 or be used as reinforcing cast iron over steel-and-concrete posts. View Premium Removable Installation
- Embedded anchors for new concrete
- Drop-in anchors for existing concrete
- Adhesive anchors for existing concrete
- Flanged surface mountings for existing concrete
Steel pipe cover applications
- Embedded rod for new posts
- Drop-in anchors for existing posts
- Adhesive anchors for existing posts