Epoxy/fiberglass composite for tubing

Norplex-Micarta has introduced RT571, high-strength tubing composed of a heavy-weave glass fabric with an epoxy resin system.

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Norplex-Micarta (Postville, Iowa) has introduced RT571 high-strength tubing, composed of a heavy-weave glass fabric with an epoxy resin system. It reportedly has good strength at elevated temperatures and has been formulated to facilitate the production of thick-walled tubes. This formulation allows for tube wall thicknesses of up to twice the inside diameter without checks and cracks. Typical uses for the tubing include bushings, spacers, structural parts and other applications that require parts to be fabricated from an extremely thick-walled glass tube. It can be manufactured in standard lengths of 36 and 48 inches (914 and 1,219 mm) with outside diameters ranging from 1 to 36 inches (25.4 to 914 mm); inside diameters from 0.750 to 35.688 inches (19 to 906 mm); and wall thicknesses from 0.125 to 2.00 inches (3.18 to 50.8 mm). The tubing complies with NEMA G-10 and MIL-I-24768/2 Type GEE.

 

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