Provider of glass fiber reinforcement materials for composite solutions, Owens Corning has unveiled a new single-end Type 30 roving called SE1550 that can be used with all main weaving methods and thermoset resin systems.
Owens Corning used its Advantex glass fiber to produce the roving product. The Advantex glass fiber is an E-CR glass fiber reinforcement that exhibits high resistance to corrosion and complies with the standards of DIN1259-1, ISO 2078 and ASTM D578.
Fabrics made of SE1550 roving offer high mechanical properties in thermoset resin solutions and maintains optimum performance even after moisture exposure. These characteristics can benefit industrial, consumer, water pipe and marine industries.
The SE1550 roving offers numerous advantages. For instance, processing involves minimum clean-up, decreased glass waste and low-fuzz. The roving produces ultra-quality fabrics that can reduce cycle times, enhance aesthetic appeal of the components and offer high resin pick-up.
Eric Carlier, Global Product Leader of Type 30 at Owens Corning, stated that the SE1550 roving is developed for pre-pregs or multi-axial, knitted and woven fabrics where improved mechanical performance such as high fatigue property are essential for all thermoset resin solutions. The company’s sophisticated chemical binding and sizing technology makes the roving suitable for applications in epoxy resins, vinyl esters and unsaturated polyesters. The weavers have optimized the technology by reducing the modifications needed to enhance productivity, Carlier said.