Press Release Summary:
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 thickness from 0.125-2.00 in.
Original Press Release:
Norplex-Micarta Announces RT571 Tubing for Thick Wall Applications
Norplex-Micarta, the leading manufacturer of high performance thermoset composites, introduces RT571, high strength tubing composed of a heavy weave glass fabric with an epoxy resin system.
RT571 has excellent strength at elevated temperatures but has also been formulated to facilitate the production of thick walled tubes. This formulation allows for walls to be up to 2 times the ID without checks and cracks. Typical uses for RT571 include bushings, spacers, structural parts and many other applications that require parts to be fabricated from an extremely thick walled glass tube.
RT571 can be manufactured in standard lengths of 36" and 48" (914mm - 1,219mm) with inside diameters ranging from 0.750" - 35.688" (19mm - 906mm), outside diameters ranging from 1.00" - 36" (25.4mm - 914mm), and wall thickness ranging from 0.125" - 2.00" (3.18mm - 50.8mm). RT571 complies with NEMA G-10 and the MIL-I-24768/2 Type GEE.