C-K Composites manufactures a wide variety of tubes for OEM, military and commercial applications. Many times, these are referred to as G10 tube. C-K Composites produces a Filament wound tube that is superior to the Generic G-10 tube in the following ways.
The difference between generic G-10 tube and C-K Composites Filament wound tubes is;
Generic G-10 tubing is wound from layers of woven fiberglass cloth which have generic fiber placements and fiberglass only as reinforcement fiber.
C-K Composites filament-wound products utilize roving reinforcements in a specialized epoxy resin matrix which is designed for the application.
The glass fibers are placed in a pattern specifically designed for the application. This provides a tube that is more tailored to the specific application requirements. The use of filament winding instead of glass cloth significantly reduces the problem of layer delamination and improves electrical characteristics.
Filament-wound fiberglass tubes provide a very high strength-to-weight ratio, excellent electrical insulation properties and high resistance to corrosion. Special resin formulations and winding patterns have been developed to meet special applications such as:
- Cryogenic medical composite tubes that are made from MR compatible resin systems
- Formulations which are UL listed for flammability ratings of 94-5VA and 94-V0
- Formulations for potable water
- Formulations for medical waste treatment and highly corrosive environments
- High pressure applications such as oil circuit breaker interrupter tubes
- Ultraviolet resistant formulations for outdoor use
- High temperature applications for class-F applications 155C.
- Special applications to 180C are available.
Filament wound fiberglass Tube Reinforcement materials
Unlike generic G-10 tube, variations in reinforcement materials and resins can be used during the winding process of a C-K Composite filament wound tube such as: E-Glass, S-Glass, and Kevlar.