Norplex-Micarta

High-Strength Tubing features fine weave glass substrate.
Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment

High-Strength Tubing features fine weave glass substrate.

Composed of glass fabric with epoxy resin system, RT130X is designed for electrical and mechanical strength as well as flame resistance. Extra fine weave glass substrate allows for cleaner machining with less exposed fiber. Standard lengths are 18 and 36 in. IDs range from 0.094-48 in., ODs range from 0.156-49.50 in., and wall thickness ranges from 0.031-0.750 in. Tubing complies with NEMA FR-4...

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High-Strength Tubing suits thick wall applications.
Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment

High-Strength Tubing suits thick wall applications.

Composed of heavy weave glass fabric with epoxy resin system, RT571 exhibits strength at elevated temperatures and facilitates production of thick walled tubes. Walls can be up to 2X ID without checks and cracks. Compliant with NEMA G-10 and MIL-I-24768/2 Type GEE, tubing can be manufactured in standard lengths of 36 and 48 in. with IDs from 0.750-35.688 in., ODs from 1.00-36 in., and wall...

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Thermoset Composites handle heavy load-bearing applications.
Materials

Thermoset Composites handle heavy load-bearing applications.

Designed for load-bearing applications in ships, metal-rolling mills, and off-road construction equipment, BR60 and BR70 laminates perform under continuous water exposure without loosing strength. They consist of multiple piles of heavy-weight canvas cloth saturated with phenolic resin system, modified disulfide, which provides internal lubrication to reduce frictional heat generation and wear of...

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Composites perform well in petrochemical applications.
Adhesives & Sealants

Composites perform well in petrochemical applications.

Consisting of multiple plies of woven fiberglass saturated with polyimide resin, P95 offers high mechanical strength and low coefficient of thermal expansion. Material maintains physical properties at temperatures up to 240°C, and other properties, such as compressive strength of 70,000 psi, low moisture absorption, and chemical resistance, allow use in variety of harsh environments. It is...

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Thermoset Composites withstand tough environments.
Adhesives & Sealants

Thermoset Composites withstand tough environments.

Comprised of 4 grades, NP193 series features blend of aramid fabric substrates impregnated with various resins. While NP193E uses high-temperature epoxy resin for wear resistance, NP193M uses melamine resin for corrosion resistance. Use of high-temperature phenolic resin system with woven aramid fiber/glass fabric imbues NP193P with mechanical strength, while NP193PM combines high-temperature...

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Convolute Tubing targets high performance applications.
Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment

Convolute Tubing targets high performance applications.

Offered in 18-24 in. lengths, Micro ID Tubing features 0.094-0.187 in. ID and 0.156-0.500 in. OD. Phenolic paper grades such as RT629 and RT630 are used in electrical, heavy industrial, and general-purpose applications, while RTB320X, composed of extra-fine weave linen cloth and phenolic resin, is suited for ball bearing retainers in rotary equipment. Glass fabric grade, RT500X, uses extra-fine...

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Pre-Preg Thermoset Composite suits slot cell insulation.
Materials

Pre-Preg Thermoset Composite suits slot cell insulation.

Composed of electrical grade epoxy resin combined with woven glass substrate, NP511B can be molded in conjunction with abrasion-resistant substrates such as Kevlar(TM) or Nomex(TM) to minimize or eliminate surface wear damage to copper and steel components in generators. Non-brominated resin system offers mechanical strength at temperatures to 170°C. When cured properly, NP511B retains half...

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Composite Surface features static dissipative properties.
Materials

Composite Surface features static dissipative properties.

Consistently maintaining surface resistivity of 106 to 109 W/square, StatNot(TM) XC stabilizes static electricity and conductivity. It combines with certain base materials to achieve critical material properties for specific application requirements, such as mechanical strength, moisture resistance, and creep resistance. Composite surface is suited for applications in electronic assembly, such as...

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Norplex-Micarta RT500M Shields Wires and Workers During Electrical Repairs
Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment

Norplex-Micarta RT500M Shields Wires and Workers During Electrical Repairs

August 16, 2007 POSTVILLE, IA - Norplex-Micarta, the leading manufacturer of high performance thermoset composite materials and tubes, was recently commissioned by a prominent electric company to produce an electrical shielding unit from their RT500M convolute tubing material. The Norplex-Micarta RT500M tubing is cut in half length-wise and placed over underground electric wires to protect them...

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Norplex-Micarta Appoints Environmental and Technical Safety Manager

POSTVILLE, IA – Norplex-Micarta, the leading manufacturer of high performance thermoset composites, is pleased to announce the promotion of Timothy Delaney to Environmental and Technical Safety Manager at the company’s Postville, IA headquarters. Mr. Delaney’s responsibilities now include all of the technical aspects of the corporate/plant safety programs, overseeing all environmental...

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Norplex-Micarta Quality Assurance Laboratory Equipped with Thermo Scientific Nicolet iS10 FT-IR Spectrometer

POSTVILLE, Iowa - Norplex-Micarta, the leading manufacturer of high performance thermoset composites, is pleased to announce the addition of a Thermo Scientific Nicolet(TM) iS10(TM) FT-IR spectrometer to its quality assurance laboratory, at their Postville, IA headquarters. The iS10 is a complete infrared spectroscopy system for routine analytical needs, delivering the highest confidence in the...

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Norplex-Micarta Appoints Manufacturing Engineer

POSTVILLE, IA - Norplex-Micarta, the leading manufacturer of high performance thermoset composites, is pleased to announce the appointment of Andy Janda to the position of Manufacturing Engineer at the company's Postville, IA headquarters. Mr. Janda's responsibilities will include proposing and implementing changes to materials and processes to meet customer needs, providing technical...

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High-Strength Tubing features fine weave glass substrate.
Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment

High-Strength Tubing features fine weave glass substrate.

Composed of glass fabric with epoxy resin system, RT130X is designed for electrical and mechanical strength as well as flame resistance. Extra fine weave glass substrate allows for cleaner machining with less exposed fiber. Standard lengths are 18 and 36 in. IDs range from 0.094-48 in., ODs range from 0.156-49.50 in., and wall thickness ranges from 0.031-0.750 in. Tubing complies with NEMA FR-4...

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High-Strength Tubing suits thick wall applications.
Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment

High-Strength Tubing suits thick wall applications.

Composed of heavy weave glass fabric with epoxy resin system, RT571 exhibits strength at elevated temperatures and facilitates production of thick walled tubes. Walls can be up to 2X ID without checks and cracks. Compliant with NEMA G-10 and MIL-I-24768/2 Type GEE, tubing can be manufactured in standard lengths of 36 and 48 in. with IDs from 0.750-35.688 in., ODs from 1.00-36 in., and wall...

Read More »
Thermoset Composites handle heavy load-bearing applications.
Materials

Thermoset Composites handle heavy load-bearing applications.

Designed for load-bearing applications in ships, metal-rolling mills, and off-road construction equipment, BR60 and BR70 laminates perform under continuous water exposure without loosing strength. They consist of multiple piles of heavy-weight canvas cloth saturated with phenolic resin system, modified disulfide, which provides internal lubrication to reduce frictional heat generation and wear of...

Read More »
Composites perform well in petrochemical applications.
Adhesives & Sealants

Composites perform well in petrochemical applications.

Consisting of multiple plies of woven fiberglass saturated with polyimide resin, P95 offers high mechanical strength and low coefficient of thermal expansion. Material maintains physical properties at temperatures up to 240°C, and other properties, such as compressive strength of 70,000 psi, low moisture absorption, and chemical resistance, allow use in variety of harsh environments. It is...

Read More »
Thermoset Composites withstand tough environments.
Adhesives & Sealants

Thermoset Composites withstand tough environments.

Comprised of 4 grades, NP193 series features blend of aramid fabric substrates impregnated with various resins. While NP193E uses high-temperature epoxy resin for wear resistance, NP193M uses melamine resin for corrosion resistance. Use of high-temperature phenolic resin system with woven aramid fiber/glass fabric imbues NP193P with mechanical strength, while NP193PM combines high-temperature...

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Company News

New 400-Ton Press Greatly Enhances Rod Production at Norplex-Micarta

September 30, 2008 POSTVILLE, IA - Norplex-Micarta, the leading manufacturer of high performance thermoset composites, announces the addition of a multi-cavity 400-Ton Press for molding rods, which will allow the company to manufacture multiple rods at once. As a result of the increased throughput, delivery lead times for rod products have been reduced significantly. The 400-Ton Press achieves...

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