What is Epoxy Tubing, Epoxy tubing is a flexible, durable material that can be used in many industries. It comes in a variety of types to suit different needs and requirements. These include standard epoxy tubing and flame-retardant epoxy tubeing, food-grade epoxy tubeing, and high temperature epoxy tubing.
Glass fiber-reinforced epoxy resin is a highly preferred material for the fabrication of blade skins and inner ribs of wind turbines (Elsam Engineering A/S, 2004; Lenzen and Wachsmannb, 2004; Vestas Wind Systems A/S, 2006). It exhibits excellent mechanical, electrical and thermal properties, while maintaining high structural strength even when it is unfilled. It is also resistant against abrasion, chemical corrosion, and ultraviolet radiation.
Fiberglass Reinforcements – Prepreg Fabric
Preparation of fiber reinforced epoxy resins begins by applying a fiber reinforced prepreg on a mold. Prepreg is made up of chopped Strand Mat, which is a random, non-dispersed fiber structure that is held together using a resin binding agent.
Preg materials may be filled with epoxy, urethane or other resins depending on the customer’s requirements. The encapsulated material may be poured into a mold to manufacture or molded using a vacuum pump and heated mold.
The material is then heated to cure it. To alter the final properties, you can use a variety additives.
Resdel’s epoxy tube is available in a number of proprietary formulations. These include unfilled general purpose mixes, 12% to 50% silicon dioxide filled systems and a special formula to produce transparent and translucent tubes.
Filament-Wound Tubes/Big Size epoxy fiberglass tubes are wound from glass laminates dipped in epoxy resin, with excellent mechanical, electrical, and physical properties at elevated temperatures from 130degC to 180degC (266oF to 356oF). These tubes are excellent for kites or other applications because of their excellent directional strength characteristics.
The flexibility of filament-wound epoxy resin tubing enables manufacturers to create a wide range of shapes and sizes for specific applications, allowing them to tailor these parts to their unique requirements. This versatile material can be used to create aircraft structures, automobile and medical industry structures, as well as furniture construction.
This material’s ability to withstand extreme conditions is the most important characteristic. It is ideal for applications in aerospace, marine, and automotive industries due to its impact resistance and thermal resistance. This high-quality material can bend and flex easily without cracking or breaking.
Epoxy tubing has excellent insulation properties and is a great choice to make electric equipment such circuit breaker switch switches, breakers, circuit breaker thimbles and other devices that have voltage levels between 35kV – 1100kV. It is durable due to its low dielectric loss, high heat resistance, and no deformation.
It is vital to the epoxy resin’s performance that its core has high tensile as well as compressive strengths. The core’s strength can allow for a higher stress level at the outer flange, which can increase durability. This allows for a longer life span and lower overall weight.