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Plasticon Composites realises high-performance composite parts from fiberglas, carbon fiber or natural fiber reinforced epoxy resin. Products such as medium-voltage fuses (housings), connecting parts for telecommunication networks, membrane housings for reverse osmosis, high pressure vessels, carbon struts, coupling shafts , fire-fighting columns for offshore platforms and pneumatic cylinders (housings).


These technical parts, from 21 mm to 350 mm diameter and a length of 3 to 8.5 m (or on demand) are produced by filament winding from glassfiber, carbon fibre or flax fibres reinforced epoxy resin.

Advantages of carbon combined with epoxy:

  • high rigidity (more than twice the rigidity of an equivalent aluminium)
  • strong ageing and fatigue performance
  • dimensional stability (thermal expansion coefficient close to zero)
  • no shrinkage during moulding – high dimensional precision (tolerance H11 on internal Ø)
  • high chemical resistance
  • high temperature resistance (Tg above 125°C)
  • low density (1,6)

 

Advantages of glass combined with epoxy:

  • good ratio strength / stiffness
  • high chemical resistance (more than twice the resistance of an equivalent aluminium)
  • strong ageing and fatigue performance
  • low thermal expansion coefficient
  • no shrinkage during moulding – high dimensional precision (tolerance H11 on internal Ø)
  • high electrical insulation (up to 800 kV)
  • high chemical resistance - no pollution of fluid or samples
  • high temperature resistance (Tg above 125°C)
  • high thermal insulation
  • X-ray transparency
  • low density (2)
  • abrasion and shockproof