Rectangular Pultruded Solid Strip
Flat carbon fiber surface for easy bonding ◾ Rectangular reinforcement strips ◾Tight tolerances ◾Wide range of pultruded rod sizes
Solid pultruded strips are great for reinforcing and strengthening small structures due to their flat surfaces. Like all other pultruded items Rock West offers, they perform incredibly well in bending and tension (pulling) applications since all the fibers are oriented along the length of the strip.
What is Pultrusion
If you are not familiar with the pultrusion process, it’s easy to think of it like the extrusion process used for aluminum and plastic. However, instead of squeezing and pressing material through a die, the pultrusion process continuously pulls material. The fibers are pulled from rolls through a heated die while simultaneously being injected with resin. The shape of the die determines the shape of the finished profile. The resin cures as it’s being pulled through the heated die forming a rigid profile with precise dimensions. Since the process continuously pulls fiber and resin through the die, the maximum length is only limited by how long the fiber rolls are and how much space is available for the finished part.
Pultrusion Process Guarantees
There are multiple benefits to the pultrusion process that include the following guarantees:
- Super accurate dimensions
- High fiber volumes
- Smooth surface finish
- Perfectly aligned fibers
- Excellent price/performance ratio
For detailed specifications please review the Technical Data section of each individual product.
Material Data for Pultruded Carbon Fiber Products
- High performance bisphenol A epoxy resin.
- Standard Tg: 248 °F.
Standard Carbon Fiber:
- TORAYCA® T700 or equivalent
- Tensile strength (virgin fiber): 4900 Mpa
- Tensile modulus (virgin fiber): 230 Gpa
- Ultimate elongation: 2 %
High modulus carbon fiber:
- Toho Tenax UMS45 F22 or equivalent
- Tensile strength (virgin fiber): 4500 Mpa
- Tensile modulus (virgin fiber): 430 Gpa
- Ultimate elongation: 1.1 %
Fiber content : >60%
Resin content : <40%