GPO-3 Thermoset

GPO-3 Thermoset is Widely Used For:

  • Insulators for electromechanical devices
  • Structural parts that require outstanding strength, stiffness, and durability at
    relatively low cost

Performance Characteristics:

  • Strong and stiff
  • Impact resistant
  • Excellent electrical properties
  • Good flame and smoke characteristics
  • Dimensionally stable

Common Brands:

  • Glastic®
  • Haysite®
  • GPO-3

GPO-3 Thermoset

Thermoset sheet material that consists of polyester resin with glass reinforcement

GPO-3 is a glass reinforced thermoset polyester sheet material. GPO-3 is strong, stiff, dimensionally stable, and impact resistant. The material also has excellent electrical properties including flame, arc, and track resistance. It is widely used for electrical insulating applications. GPO-3 is also used for mechanical applications where strength, stiffness, dimensional stability, and relatively low cost are required.

Tech Tip– Like many glass reinforced thermoset sheet materials, GPO-3 is somewhat abrasive on tooling during machining operations.

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STANDARD SIZES
SHEET Dimensions:
36 in x 72 in – 48 in x 96 in
Thickness:
0.031 in – 2.0 in
OPTIONS AVAILABLE
COLOR Red

Length, width, thickness, and diameter tolerances vary by size, by manufacturer, brand, and grade. Custom sizes available upon request.

 

Typical properties OF GPO-3 THERMOSET
  UNITS ASTM TEST GP0-3
(GLASS POLYESTER)
Specific gravity   D792 1.80
Tensile strength (CW) psi D638 8,000 - 11,000
Flexural strength (CW) psi D790 18,000 - 25,000
Flexural modulus psi D790 1,500,000
Compressive strength psi D695 30,000 - 35,000
Izod impact (notched, CW) ft-lbs/in of notch D256 8.0 - 9.5
Water absorption (immersion 24 hours) % D229 0.20

Values may vary according to brand name. Please ask your Curbell Plastics representative for more specific information about an individual brand. 

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