Fibalite is a light curing glass reinforced polyester (G.R.P.) material, manufactured in a sheet form comprising a matrix of polyester resin, E-type glass reinforcement, special inert fillers and photo-initiator, sandwiched between two thin nylon films. The upper film, which is impermeable for UV-light, stays during the application. Extra advantage is the very low emission of styrene and glass fiber particles during storage, transport and application.
Will be delivered standard on a roll of 10m x 0,6 m x 1,5 mm (other dimensions can be discussed).
Is extremely soft and pliable in its uncured state. It can be cut or trimmed to any shape or dimension required and than shaped, wrapped, laid and bonded to any object or surface.
On exposure to UV radiation Fibalite begins to harden and cures with an hour. This processing technique is particularly safe from an environment viewpoint as the product will always be protected from the outside whilst curing, ensuring that no glass fiber particles can escape and the evaporation and emission of styrene is considerably reduced.
Is immensely strong, rot-proof and exceptionally durable material with excellent mechanical and heatresistant properties.
Impermeable to water.
Resistant to large number of acids, chemicals and solvents.
Is clean, safe and remarkably easy-to-use
Consistent quality guaranteed
Maintains its strength, weight and durability
Has superior resistance to UV-light
Creates minimal waste because even the smallest parts can be used
Protection of insulation on pipework
Protection / repair of underground and overhead lines
Protection / repair of field welds
Protection / repair of concrete gutters
Protection / repair of vessel tops, tank bottoms
Protection air / ground line: lampposts, road crossings, offshore windmills, etc.
|Tensile Strength||MPa||87||ASTM D3039|
|Tensile Modulus||Gpa||8||ASTM D3039|
|Elongation at break||%||2.5%||ASTM D3039|
|Flexural strength||MPa||167||ASTM D790-03|
|Flexural modulus||GPa||10.8||ASTM D790-03|
|Interlaminar Shear||MPa||17.1||ASTM D2344-00|
|Impact resistance (Izod)||kJ/m²||60||BSEN ISO 180|
|Coeff. Of Friction||-||0.34||SATRA TM 35:1994|
|Density||g / m3||1.7||-|
|Water absorption||%||0.36||ASTM D570|
|Adhesion to steel||MPa||>10 **||ASTM D5179|
|Coeff. of thermal expansion||x 10-5/°C||2.9||ASTM D696|
|Volume resistivity||x 1014Ω.mm||5.9||IEC 93|
|Electrical resistance||kV/mm||17.2||IEC 243-1 1998|
|Water Vapour Perm.||gm/m²/hr/torr||0.001 *||ASTM E96:2000|
|Heat Distortion Temp.||Deg.°C||>255||ASTM D648|
|Chemical resistance||-||Good||Chemical. Res. List|
Test conditions 38 +/- 2°C and 100% RH
With Fibagel primer
Advice from CMP Fibalite should be requested if operating temperatures are expected above 70°C to ensure that terminations are conservatively designed. It is our standard advice to use vinyl ester materials at terminations.
The above mentioned information is for general guides only. For more specific information please contact our technical department.