Reinforcing Materials

Woven Tapes for use with epoxy
Glass Tapes

Glass Fabrics for use with epoxy
Glass Fabrics

720-bi-axial-tapes for use with epoxy
Biaxial Fabrics & Tapes

700-tape-group for use with epoxy
Unidirectional Tapes 

 

Determining Epoxy Laminate Thickness

To determine the number of fabric layers required to achieve a specific laminate thickness, divided the thickness desired by the single layer thickness of the tape or fabric you intend to use.

Product Fabric Weight Single Layer Thickness*
740 Glass Fabric 4 oz .008″
742 Glass Fabric 6 oz .010″
713 Unidirectional Glass Tape 11 oz .012″
702, 703 Unidirectional Carbon Tape 11 oz .015″
729, 731, 732, 733 Glass Tape 9 oz .017″
745 Glass Fabric 10 oz .016″
727, 737 Biaxial Fabric 17 oz .035″
738 Biaxial Fabric with Mat 23.9 oz .042″

*Average of multiple layers applied by hand lay-up

 

Estimating Epoxy Coverage for Fabric Application

Below is an estimation of how much epoxy is needed to wet out 1 sq. ft. of fiberglass cloth and apply two fill coats.

Fabric Product Number Fabric Weight Per Yard* Mixed Epoxy Needed
740 Glass Fabric 4 oz 1.4 fl. oz.
742 Glass Fabric 6 oz 1.61 fl. oz.
729, 731, 732, 733 Glass Tapes 9 oz 1.94 fl. oz.
745 Glass Fabric 10 oz 2.05 fl. oz.
727, 737 Biaxial Fabric 17 oz 2.81 fl. oz.
738 Biaxial Fabric with Mat 23.8 oz 3.55 fl. oz.

 

*Includes 15% waste factor.