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3/25/2015

Glass fiber for high-pressure cylinders

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3B-the fibreglass company launched at JEC HiPer-tex H2020 high-performance roving to meet the needs for lighter and cheaper high pressure cylinders.

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3B-the fibreglass company (Battice, Belgium) launched at JEC HiPer-tex H2020 high-performance roving to meet the needs for lighter and cheaper high pressure cylinders. It is said to offer more than 25% greater strength than standard glass, offering 1,420 MPa tensile strength in a typical unidirectional laminate (average glass volume fraction 60%). 3B says the fiber's good fatigue performance and acid resistance makes it, at the moment, the only glass fiber that can be used as the sole material (no carbon fiber) in the manufacture of fully wrapped composite cylinders that are approved per the United Nations' ECE R110 regulation. Further, compared to steel pressure vessels, HiPer-tex H2020 offers 50% weight savings. HiPer-tex H2020 is specifically engineered for epoxy polymer systems used in filament winding processes.

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