Filament Wound Epoxy Tubing is Durable, Flexible and Durable

0
325

Epoxy resin is a flexible and cost-effective composite material that can be utilized in a variety of ways. It is durable, flexible and durable. This material is also lightweight and can be customized to meet your specific requirements.

Uses for Filament wound epoxy tubing is a type composite tube made by winding continuous fiberglass reinforcements within an epoxy resin center that is specifically designed for it. It is used in applications where weight is a concern. It is strong and can withstand extreme temperature which makes it an ideal choice for many industries.

InsulWynd (r) InsulWynd (r) – The known filament wound product made of fiberglass reinforcements in a special epoxy resin matrix.

The resin is a toughened, resilient 100% solid two component epoxy with easy mix ratios and excellent wetting characteristics. To maximize stiffness and strength, it is formulated with the correct hardener or curing agent.

Although filling epoxy resin is easy but it is crucial that you know what you should do when mixing the formula. A lot of novices make the error of using a incorrect ratio or not mixing enough of the substance. This can result in a resin that has areas of soft material or gooey residue all over the surface.

There are a few options you can do to correct this problem:

1. Remove any resin that is not fully cured off the surface.

It’s not always simple to remove the resin without causing damage to the surface. This is because epoxy resin requires extreme precision when it comes to measurements of proportions. The best solution to fix this issue is to take off the uncured material with a tool and then clean the surface using acetone.

2. If this isn’t possible, then the resin can be scraped off the surface and reapplied.

You can do this yourself however, it is recommended to employ a power tool, such as saws or drills. Chemical solvents are also available, but they won’t perform much unless the surface is sanded.

3. If the issue is not resolved, then you might need to seal the epoxy again.

Like plastic tubing wound epoxy is non-porous and is impervious to chemical, water, and UV rays. It is an excellent choice for industrial and aerospace applications.

4. Aside from glass, other materials that can be used as reinforcement include carbon fiber fabric or Kevlar.

5. Other novel reinforcements can be built on nano-fillers, such as graphene or other softer substances with a rubbery texture.

6. Some of the reinforcing materials can be placed in layers to increase or keep stiffness and strength.

7. Carbon fibre is the most commonly used material as a reinforcement for filament-wound epoxy tubes. Glass, epoxies and poly-paraphenylene-terephthal are all options.

8. Other resins and substances can be added to the epoxy to modify its properties.

9. It can be very different based on the type of application and kind of material utilized.

Contact us if you have any questions regarding which kind of reinforcement is most suitable for your project. We can provide FEA analysis to help determine the optimal choice for your project.

Additional Resources: