ABS Type Approval – Molded and Pultruded

ABS certifies that enrolled manufacturers are capable of consistently producing a product in compliance with product specifications. Each product is tested extensively to verify that it will perform reliably in the marine and offshore environment. Canadian Composite Structures’s molded Gridwalk™ Type I, V, P (phenolic) and X (extra Fire Retardant) are certified. Our pultruded PHI-1560, phenolic, is also certified.

DNV (Det Norske Veritas)

DNV certificates contain information about products and manufacturers found to comply with international standards, regulations and the DNV rules. These products are required for offshore drilling and production platforms in the Norwegian continental shelf and North Sea. Products certified by DNV are molded Gridwalk™ Type I, V, P and X and USCG phenolic molded PHM-15R and USCG pultruded phenolic PHI-1560.

ISO 9001 Certification

ISO 9001 is the internationally-accepted quality management certification system to define, identify and confirm quality benchmarks within organizations. Canadian Composite Structures received our ISO 9001 certification in January, 2000.


NORSOK Standards are developed with broad petroleum industry participation by interested parties in the Norwegian petroleum industry. Norway is responsible for the administration and publication of the NORSOK Standards. Canadian Composite Structures can manufacture several pultruded and molded fiberglass gratings to meet the appropriate sections of NORSOK and is the ONLY manufacturer of a NORSOK molded phenolic grating that has USCG Approval.

United States Coast Guard (USCG) Approved

The Coast Guard has established approval categories for structural fire integrity of fiberglass grating materials to allow them to be approved in accordance with the test procedures of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Title 46 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) requires certain portions of U.S. flag commercial vessels to be constructed of Coast Guard approved materials. Canadian Composite Structures produces molded and pultruded USCG Approved fiberglass gratings meeting Level 2 Fire Integrity.