This process is primarily used for hollow, generally circular or oval sectioned components, such as pipes and tanks. Fibre tows are passed through a resin bath before being wound onto a mandrel in a variety of orientations, controlled by the fibre feeding mechanism, and rate of rotation of the mandrel.
Resins: Any, e.g. epoxy, polyester, vinylester, phenolic.
Fibres: Any. The fibres are used straight from a creel and not woven or stitched into a fabric form.
Cores: Any, although components are usually single skin.
Chemical storage tanks and pipelines, gas cylinders, fire-fighters’ breathing tanks.
Published courtesy of David Cripps, Gurit
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