Direct Roving

3B Direct Rovings consist of continuous filaments bonded into a single strand and wound onto a bobbin shape.

3B Direct Rovings are made out of 3B E-CR glass or HiPer-tex™ glass both recognized as benchmarks in the fibreglass industry for their environmental green manufacturing footprints.

3B E-CR glass is a boron-free E-CR glass that shows significantly improved corrosion resistance properties over standard E-glass. 3B E-CR glass complies with ASTM D578 and ISO 2078 standards.

HiPer-tex™ glass is a high performance R-glass. Designed for high load bearings it also offers an improved thermal resistance over Advantex® glass. HiPer-tex™ glass is also a boron-free glass that presents improved corrosion resistance.

Both 3B E-CR and HiPer-tex™ Direct Rovings show excellent processability in your composites processes whatever they are:

  • filament winding (manufacturing of hollow tubular or cylindrical structures): pipes, storage tanks, pressure vessels
  • pultrusion (production of profiles): tools, industrial profiles, telecommunications cables, infrastructure parts
  • knitting & weaving (manufacturing of woven rovings and multi-axial fabrics): semi-finished products used in various applications such as windmill blades, marine, transportation, etc.
  • Texturisation: acoustics components
  • In-line compounding injection or compression moulding: long fibreglass reinforced thermoplastic (LFTP) for semi-structural & structural parts.

3B Direct Rovings Product Offering

3B E-CR glass for Thermosets
R25H Filament winding. Multi-resin compatible. Texturisation
399 Pultrusion. Multi-resin compatible
SE 8400 LS Pultrusion. Epoxy compatible for high quality electrical insulators
  SE 2020 Weaving, NCF, Prepregs, Filament Winding, Pultrusion.  Epoxy specific
  SE 3030 Weaving, NCF, Prepregs, Filament Winding, Pultrusion. Polyester/Vinylester & Epoxy
SE 1043 Filament Winding, Pultrusion, Weaving, Unsatured Polyester and Epoxy Resins compatible
 
3B E-CR  glass for Thermoplastics
SE 4220 LFTP processes. Polypropylene compatible
SE 4535-12 LFTP processes. For enhanced performances in Polyamides
SE 4535-17  LFTP processes. Polyamide compatible
SE 4740 Weaving & knitting. For enhanced composites performances with the Acrylic resins
HiPer-tex™ glass for thermosets
B15 Weaving. Phenolic compatible in ballistic protection applications
H 2020 For epoxy filament wound high pressure vessel
W 2020 Weaving, NCF, Prepregs, Filament Winding, Pultrusion.  Epoxy specific
W 3030 Weaving, NCF, Prepregs, Filament Winding, Pultrusion. Polyester/Vinylester & Epoxy

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