15 July 2005
15 July 2005
Norplex-Micarta have released NP510UD, an epoxy glass thermoset composite material that provides maximum flexural strength in one direction.
NP510UD combines unidirectional glass fabric with an epoxy resin system that features a Tg (glass transion temperature) of approximately 130°C.
The company claim that the product is engineered to provide three times the flexural strength in the machine direction (103,000 psi) as in the cross direction (30,000 psi). Additionally, it features long life under continuous flexing conditions. NP510UD has a tensile strength of 56,000 psi in the machine direction and a compressive strength of 42,000 psi in the direction perpendicular to the laminations.
The company suggest that the material is ideal for vibratory springs in papermaking machines and conveyors, leaf springs, and other applications that require extra flexing and long life.
Norplex-Micarta produces high performance thermoset composites serving the oil & gas, power generation, military/aerospace, construction, heavy industrial, electronics, electrical devices, medical devices, and transportation markets throughout Europe, Asia/Pacific, and The Americas.
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