We work with the whole range of composites including Glass Reinforced Polyester (GRP), Glass Reinforced Vinyl ester (GRV) and Glass Reinforced Epoxy (GRE) depending on the needs of your project. All Future Pipe Industries products are manufactured in accordance with international standards using the latest technology. Our range of composite pipe products sees diameters ranging from 25mm (1”) up to 4,000mm (160”), with an ability to withstand pressures of up to 3500 PSI.
Helical FILAMENT winding process
Future Pipe Industries machine-made Glass Reinforced Epoxy (GRE) pipes are produced using the helical (reciprocal) filament winding process. Filament winding is the process of impregnating glass fiber reinforcement with resin, then applying the wetted fibers onto a precision steel mandrel in a prescribed pattern. Repeated application of wetted fibers results in a multi-layered structural wall construction of the required thickness. For our high pressure products, the glass rovings pass through the bath, around the tension guide bars, and are delivered to the mandrel in a complete 360 degree configuration without laps or gaps common to the side winder Process. All rovings pass through the resin tank positioned above the head and tension bars. Each roving is completely submerged and saturated in resin prior to encountering the mandrel.
Continuous FILAMENT winding up to dn 4000 mm
Our Fiberstrong pipe system is produced on a continuous filament winding machine. This machine consists of a mandrel composed of a helical wound continuous steel band, supported in a cylindrical shape by beams. As the beams turn, friction pulls the steel band around and roller bearings allow the band to move in longitudinal pipe direction so that the entire mandrel moves continuously in a spiral path towards the exit assembly.