Glasforms™ Pultruded Rods, Tubes & Custom Profiles
Glasforms' pultrusion process creates continuous, constant cross-section profiles with consistent, uniform quality and exceptional mechanical performance. These continuous fiber-reinforced polymer composites are ideal in applications where high stiffness and light weight performance are critical.
Standard and custom shapes and sizes are available with a variety of resins including polyester, vinyl ester, and epoxy, and reinforcements including mat/roving (MR-GFRP) or unidirectional (U-GFRP) fiberglass, or high performance unidirectional carbon fiber.
Our design and engineering experts can help select the materials to meet your specific stiffness, weight, strength, flex, density, and tensile requirements.
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|Property||Test Procedure||Glass Fiber Reinforced Profiles||Carbon Fiber Reinforced Profiles||Multiaxial Glass Reinforced Profiles|
|Glass Content, % by weight||ASTM D2584||65-75||75||45-55|
|Tensile Strength, ksi (MPa)||ASTM D3916 / D638||110-150 (750-1000)||405 (2800)||45-60 (310-415)|
|Tensile Modulus, Msi (GPa)||ASTM D3916 / D638||5.5-7.0 (38-48)||24 (165)||2.6-3.5 (18-24)|
|Flexural Strength, ksi (MPa)||ASTM D4476 / D790||100-130 (700-900)||180 (1200)||65 (450)|
|Flexural Modulus, Msi (GPa)||ASTM D4476 / D790||5.5-6.5 (38-45)||21 (145)||2.1-2.7 (15-19)|
|Compressive Strength, ksi (MPa)||ASTM D695||60-110 (415-750)||150 (1000)||40 (275)|
|Density, lbs/in3 (g/cm3)||ASTM D792||.068-.073 (1.9-2)||0.058 (1.6)||0.066 (1.8)|
|Barcol Hardness||ASTM D2583||50-60||50-60||50-60|
|Advanced Composites Overview - Brochure||Brochure||PolyOne’s reinforced composite technologies use carbon, glass and aramid fibers with custom formulated thermoset or thermoplastic resins in continuous forming processes||View|
|Glasforms™ and Gordon Composites™ Carbon Fiber Reinforced Rods, Bars and Laminates for Strengthening, Stiffening and Lightweighting - Product Bulletin||Product Bulletin||Product description for Glasforms™ and Gordon Composites™ carbon fiber reinforced rods, bars and laminates, as well as the value solution, key characteristics, uses, applications and technical properties||View|
|Glasforms™ Electrical Components - Product Selection Guide||Product Selection Guide||Learn more about composite materials for power transmission and distribution products.||View|
|Smart Materials™ Advanced Composites for Demanding Applications - eBook||eBook||Take a comprehensive look at composite materials to help you identify the best solution for your needs||View|
|Thermoset Advanced Composites Product Selection Guide||Product Selection Guide||Explore our thermoset composite portfolio||View|
|Underbody Automotive Brace - Case Study||Case Study||A new Glasforms™ composite brace saves weight and improves structural integrity for a major US automotive OEM||View|