Roll Wrapping

Roll Wrapping

Economical production◾ Process for round and shaped composite tubing ◾ Experienced technicians

Roll wrapping is the process we use for composite tubes that are smaller and shorter in length. It is also typically the most economical process for smaller quantity production runs. We utilize prepreg materials, including carbon fiber, fiberglass, kevlar, flax and hybrids, when roll wrapping tubes.  This manufacturing process is primarily used for producing small to medium diameter tubes of 0.250" through 12.0" diameter and lengths up to 8' long.

What is the roll wrapping process?

Sheets of pre-impregnated fibers called "pre-preg" are:

  • Wrapped onto a mandrel in multiple layers and angles
  • Externally pressurized and then
  • Heat cured to solidify

After curing, the solid composite form is extracted from the mandrel as a tube. Rock West Composites has vast experience and know-how with the roll-wrapping process and takes pride in our unmatched quality and efficiency.


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