Epoxy Glass Strip

Epoxy Glass Strip

Epoxy Glass Strip

Our range of converted products includes strips cut from one of many electrical insulation materials stocked here at Advanced Seals & Gaskets Ltd, which includes Epoxy Glass.

Epoxy Glass is manufactured in a range of sheet sizes and in thicknesses up to 100mm from which products such as strips can be cut. Epoxy Glass materials are made in various shades of green depending on the grade,  it’s a versatile composite material which is easily machinable.

Using customers'  samples, drawings or given dimensions, one of our many on-site saws, presses or CNC machines, can be used to convert Epoxy Glass sheets into cut strips which can be supplied with a choice of self adhesive faces.

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    Key Characteristics of Epoxy Glass Electrical Insulation

    • Colour: Pale Green/Yellow
    • Density: 1.85 g/cm3
    • Thickness: 0.2mm - 100mm
    • Temperature Range: up to 180°C
    • Flammability:  UL94 V-0  (certain grades)

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    or downloaded from our online portal.

    What are Epoxy Glass Strips?

    Epoxy glass is green coloured, a transparent composite material made by compressing multiple layers of fibreglass which are then impregnated with epoxy resin creating a strong rigid product in the form of a sheet or plate.   Epoxy glass is a hard and brittle material that offers good mechanical strength and temperature resistance as well as excellent electrical insulation properties, which mean it can be used to restrict the flow of electric current, by supporting electrical conductors - without allowing the current to pass through.

    Why use Epoxy Glass Strips?

    The purpose of using Epoxy Glass strips is mainly down to their electrically insulating capabilities.   Strips cut using  materials like Epoxy Glass act as a gasket or spacer, providing a barrier, restricting the flow of electrical current, protecting electrical conductors from coming into contact with people or tools during installation, repairs or when an electrical appliance or device is being used.

    Electrical insulation materials also prevent electrical arcing (electrical current flows through the air between two conductors, as a result of the electrical breakdown of gas that produces an ongoing electrical discharge) and are used in other electrical insulation applications.   Epoxy Glass strips  are  strong, tough and highly machinable, which can withstand temperatures up to 180°C depending on the grade taken. The material is available in a large range of thicknesses from 0.2mm through to 100mm all of which can be machined into cut strips using a range of drilling, routing and CNC milling processes - very thin sheets can also be converted using presses.

    Other Types of Electrical Insulation Materials Available

    Advanced Seals & Gaskets work with a multitude of material manufacturers, giving our customers more choice and ensuring we can offer a solution to just about any application, our most popular electrical insulation materials include:

    Kapton - is a polyamide film which offers a combination of mechanical and tear strength along with chemical, electrical and thermal properties that enables the gasket to withstand vibration and extreme temperatures in demanding environments.

    Leatheroid - is a grey/blue coloured paper gasket material, also sometimes called Elephantide.  This material is used within the electrical industry to insulate hot elements.

    MICA - is a mineral based sheeting material which has excellent mechanical performances, is resistant to chemicals and provides electrical and therm insulation.  MICA gaskets are often used to replace asbestos as they can withstand extremely high temperatures of up to 1000℃.

    MYLAR is an extremely strong, flexible polyester film.  MYLAR is an excellent insulation material with dielectric strength, moisture resistance and is an excellent insulation material.

    Nomex can be manufactured using nomex paper or nomex board, it can withstand high temperatures, has high mechanical and dielectric strength, and is  an excellent insulation material for all kinds of electrical equipment and applications.

    Presspahn is a brown coloured material,  manufactured using kraft wood pulp.  Presspahn sheets have excellent physical and mechanical properties, generally used as electrical insulation.

    SRBF is resin bonded fibre material which is tough and rigid, with an operating temperature of 120℃, low water absorption and is resistant to wear, impact chemicals.

    SRBP (synthetic resin bonded paper) is manufactured using layers of paper and synthetic resins.  This material is suited to high and medium voltage application.  SRBP has good mechanical and excellent electrical insulation properties, with low water absorption.

    Valox is an excellent electrical insulation material which also offers flame retardant properties.

    PTFE is a non- conductive plastic material used to produce electrical insulation sheets.  PTFE sheets are suitable for high temperature applications and have a high melting temperature.  This material has excellent dielectric properties and can be often found used in circuit boards.

    PVC is a tough, lightweight abrasion, chemical and moisture resistant material which has good dielectric strength making it a great material to use for electrical insulation application

    Benefits of Using Epoxy Glass

    • Temperature stability up to 180 °C
    • Electrically  insulating
    • Available in many grades including chemical resistant and flame resistant
    • Dimensional stability
    • High mechanical strength
    • Highly machinable

    Advantages of Using Epoxy Glass Strips

    Epoxy Glass Strips are often found used for electrical applications where they are used as a type of gasket or spacer acting as an excellent electrical insulator protecting electrical components. As well as electrical applications, Epoxy Glass is often used as an alternative to carbon steel, particularly in pipelines, due to its corrosion resistance, chemical resistance, low thermal conductivity, light weight and desirable mechanical properties.  Epoxy Glass is available in a number of grades, all a shade of green but each offering its own unique set of properties which can include high chemical resistance, V0 self-extinguishing and flame retardancy properties, high temperature resistance and varying levels of machinability.   When used as an insulator withIn the electronics industry epoxy glass components such as strips are used as  insulation blocks or thermal and heat resistant shields which are found used in integrated circuits, transistors and hybrid circuits, making printed circuit boards and as insulators within the heavy transport, mechanical engineering, mining and construction.

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