For more than 40 years Amalga has produced composite tubing as an alternative to metal tubing. Constructed of fiber reinforced thermoset epoxy resin, fiberglass epoxy tubing (CL) can be used in a variety of structural applications. The results: A light weight, high strength, corrosion resistant material which replaces carbon steel, chromed steel, stainless steel, aluminum or brass in a wide variety of applications.
Fiberglass/Epoxy tubing (CL) from Amalga Composites
Fiberglass/Epoxy tubing (CL) is constructed of fiber reinforced thermoset epoxy resin. CL is a light weight, high strength, corrosion resistant material which replaces steel, aluminum or brass in a wide variety of applications.
Key features of Fiberglass Epoxy Tubing
Key features of Fiberglass Epoxy Tubing include:
75% Reduction in Weight
Fiberglass epoxy tubing reduces material handling and shipping costs. Approximately 1/4 the weight of steel or brass and 3/4 the weight of aluminum, fiberglass epoxy tubing is much easier to handle than traditional metal tubing. Assembly times are reduced and stress loads on component parts are decreased.
Superior Corrosion Resistance
Trouble-free performance in chemical, high moisture and other adverse environments including salt and chlorinated water which results in significant reduction in life cycle costs.
Can be used in applications to prevent the flow of electric current.
We can stock products to meet your JIT, MRP, or KAN BAN requirements.
Transparent to x-rays, radio and television transmission
Fiberglass epoxy tubing can be used as a radome because it is not affected by electromagnetic radiation.
Shape Stability and Impact Resistance
Ship, store and cut fiberglass epoxy tubing, it will retain its circular shape. Unlike metals, the product does not dent. Material impact strength is 40 lzod ft-lbs.
Excellent Thermal Stability
With a very low coefficient of thermal expansion, fiberglass epoxy tubing operates efficiently up to 250 °F and customers have reported success in using our product at temperatures below -50 °F.
Can be used in magnetic fields without concern of interference. It is ideal for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) applications.
Fiberglass Epoxy Tubing is available in a range of standard sizes. These can be specified with either standard bore sizes or standard wall thicknesses. For more information on standard size Fiberglass Epoxy Tubing, click here.
Mechanical Properties of Fiberglass Epoxy Tubing
The mechanical properties of Fiberglass Epoxy Tubing are listed in the table below:
|Flexural Modulus Longitudinal, 106 x psi
MRI COIL FORMS
|Flexural Modulus Circumferential, 106 x psi
|Tensile Strength Longitudinal, psi
|Tensile Strength Circumferential, psi
|Compressive Strength Longitudinal, psi
|Compressive Strength Circumferential, psi
|Shear Modulus, psi x 106
|Shear Strength, psi
|CTE Circumferential, in/in/°F x 10-6
|CTE Longitudinal, in/in/°F x 10-6
|Poisson's ratio, Nuxy
This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by Amalga Composites, Inc.
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