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Material Comparative Data Sheet


Manufacturers of Electrical Insulation Materials


Items: Convolute and Filament Wound Tubing from The Gund Company
Description: Glass Epoxy Filament Wound Tubing
Filament wound tubes are wound from glass filaments dipped in epoxy resin. Once cured, the tube offers
excellent mechanical, electrical, and physical properties at elevated temperatures from 130oC to 180oC.
Glass Epoxy Convolute Wound Tubing
Convolute wound tubes take shape from woven fiberglass sheets impregnated with epoxy resin.
The material has the ability to maintain excellent mechanical, electrical, and physical properties
at elevated temperatures, from 130oC to 180oC.
Fabricated Parts: The Gund Company custom fabricates tube materials to the exact specifications and
drawings of our customers.


F2016 - 130oC G10
Key Characteristics Test Method English Units (SI) Filament Wound Convolute Wound
Base Material -- -- Glass Epoxy Glass Epoxy
Density ASTM D348 lb/in3 (g/cm3) 0.72 (2.0) 0.061 (1.70)
Flammability Rating UL94 -- HB HB
Compressive Strength ASTM D638 PSI (MPa) 20,000 (138) 38,500 (265)
Water Absorption ASTM D570 -- < 0.2% <0.4%
Dissipation Factor - Condition A ASTM D150 -- 0.017 0.300
Permittivity - Condition A ASTM D150 -- 4.80 4.41
Dielectric Strength (3mm thick) ASTM D149 volts/mil (kV/mm) 250 (10) 200 (8)

Filament Wound Tubes Convolute Wound Tubes

- High speed, low cost production process - Wide range of resin options
Process - Wide range of substrates, from glass cloth to
Advantages - Flexible winding angles, unique strength paper to cotton cloth.
characteristics such as high impact resistance
- Limited practical range of available resins - Edgewise delamination
Disadvantages - Availability is primarily limited to glass fiber for - Relatively high cost process
electrical applications and roving as a substrate
Material - Epoxy is the most common resin - Resins include phenolic, epoxy, melamine & silicone
Compositions - Glass filament/roving is the primary substrate - Substrates include glass cloth, cotton cloth, kraft
paper, and mica paper.
Typical Material Grade - Similar To* Material NEMA IEC
Grades Paper Phenolic XX PFCP22
Glass Epoxy G10/EPGC21
Glass Epoxy G10 EPGC21
Glass Epoxy High Temp G11/EPGC22 Glass Epoxy High Temp G11 EPGC22
Glass Melamine G5/G9 MFGG21
*No NEMA or IEC Grades are Currently Available Glass Silicone G7 SIGC21
All of the information, suggestions and recommendations pertaining to the properties and uses of the products herein are based upon tests and data believed to be accurate; however, the final determination
regarding suitability of any material described herein for the use contemplated, the manner of such use, and whether the use infringes any patents is the sole responsibility of the user. There is no warranty, expressed
or implied, including, without limitation warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Under no circumstances shall we be liable for incidental or consequential loss or damage.