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Continuous Filament Winding

Glasforms™ Continuous Filament Wound Tubes & Poles

Optimize Strength & Stiffness

Continuous filament winding combines the principles of filament winding with pultrusion to create lightweight, stiff tubes and poles with either constant or tapered cross-sections and maximum durability. Unlike conventional filament wound or pultruded tubing, reinforcements are precisely oriented to optimize the stiffness-to-weight ratio. Axial fibers (0 degrees) provide excellent tensile, compressive and flexural properties while biaxial (85 degree) fibers contribute burst, crush and transverse strength. Continuous filament wound tubes also provide excellent electrical insulation for construction applications.

Thin wall tubes can be manufactured with diameters ranging from 0.20”—1.125”. The fabrication process allows for a unique axial and biaxial fiber orientation, as well as consistent and tapered cross-sections. PolyOne engineers work with customers to develop a specific resin matrix and fiber loading to meet the compressive, flexural, and tensile strengths required.

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Highlights

  • Alternating longitudinal (axial) fibers for flexural & tensile strength and circumferential (biaxial) fibers for crush & burst resistance
  • Manufactured continuously, at a much higher rate than standard filament winding
  • Resin matrix and fiber loading formulated to meet your property requirements
  • Tubing in standard or customized diameters and lengths

Resources

Overview: PolyOne Advanced Composites

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eBook: Smart Materials™ Advanced Composites

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Infographic: Advanced Composites for Demanding Applications

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Product Selection Guide: Thermoset Advanced Composites

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Properties
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Outer DiameterInner DiameterWall ThicknessResin Type
0.298 in.0.250 in.0.024 inEpoxy
0.333 in.0.266 in.0.034 in.Epoxy
0.352 in.0.296 in.0.028 in.Epoxy
0.375 in.0.254 in.0.061 in.Epoxy
0.414 in.0.337 in.0.039 in.Epoxy
0.505 in.0.417 in.0.044 in.Epoxy
0.524 in.0.417 in.0.054 in.Epoxy
0.602 in.0.500 in.0.051 in.Epoxy
0.745 in.0.670 in.0.038 in.Epoxy
0.840 in.0.670 in.0.085 in.Epoxy
1.065 in.0.872 in.0.097 in.Epoxy
1.170 in.1.070 in.0.050 in.Epoxy
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Advanced Composites Overview - Brochure
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Smart Materials™ Advanced Composites for Demanding Applications - eBook
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