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Norplex-Micarta has introduced RT130X; high strength tubing composed of a glass fabric with an epoxy resin system.
According to Norplex, RT130X is designed for high electrical and mechanical strength as well as flame resistance. Because of the extra fine weave glass substrate used; it says RT130X has excellent machining characteristics, allowing for cleaner machining (less exposed fiber). It explains that typical uses for RT130X include timing wheels, light duty gears, laser housing and many other applications that require parts to be fabricated from a flame retardant glass tube.
Norplex says it can manufacture RT130X in standard lengths of 18″ and 36″ (457mm – 914mm) with inside diameters ranging from 0.094″ – 48″ (2.39mm – 1,219mm), outside diameters ranging from 0.156″ – 49.50″ (3.96mm – 1,257mm) and wall thickness ranging from 0.031″ – 0.750″ (0.787mm – 19mm). RT130X complies with NEMA FR-4 and is flame resistant to a UL94 V-O rating.
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