Roving (for FRP)

Nittobo glass fiber rovings are the simplest form of glass fiber and have a wide range of applications as the fundamental ingredient of composite materials, and offer strands processed in an optimal way according to applications and arranged for designated yarn counts.
In particular, ultra-large rovings (150–200 kg) wound in large packages contribute to increasing work efficiency by simplifying work preparation and yarn splicing work at customers' worksite. In addition, it helps improve product quality because it ensures uniform distribution.
Furthermore, Nittobo meets customers' needs by providing a wide range of product lineups such as preform, spray-up, corrugated/flat sheet, and other types of roving.

Roving for SMC molding

Nittobo's SMC rovings are quickly impregnated and provide good SMC sheet workability. Characterized by high liquidity, the rovings also excel in press moldability and enable manufacture of molded products with less defects.

■ List of products

Typical product types RS 480 PB-550 RS 480 PG-551 RS 460 PF-750 RS 460 A-782
Applicable resin Polyester Polyester Polyester Polyester
Yarn count (g/1000m) 4800 4800 4600 4600
Winding weight (kg) 18* 18* 18* 18
Yarn quality Semi-hard Semi-hard Hard Hard
Features Impregnating ability
Liquidity
Strength of molded products
Watertightness
Surface smoothness
Examples of applications Bathtubs and waterproof pans Panel tanks and water purification tanks Panel tanks and water purification tanks Automobiles and structural members
  • * Ultra-large types are also available for these products.

■ Examples of applications

Bathtub

Bathtub

Trunk lid outer and storage lid outer materials

Trunk lid outer and storage lid outer materials

Roving for spray-up molding

Nittobo's rovings for spray-up molding, which can be cut easily, are suitable for molding products in various shapes and sizes and enable manufacture of molded products with less defects.

■ List of products

Typical product types RS 230
FG-630
RS240
PG-633
RS 230
A-673
RS 340
FG-685
RS 340
FG-625
RS 340
F-628
Applicable resin Polyester Polyester Polyester Polyester Polyester Polyester
Yarn count (g/1000m) 2310 2400 2310 3460 3460 3460
Winding weight (kg) 18 18 18 18 18 18
Yarn quality Soft Semi-hard Semi-hard Hard Hard Hard
Features Impregnating ability
Dispersibility
Deairing ability
Mold adhesion
Watertightness
Examples of applications Bathtubs Pipes and water purification tanks Small and medium-sized molded products Small and medium-sized molded products Large molded products Large molded products

■ Example of applications

Tank

Tank

Roving for preform molding

Nittobo's rovings for preform molding, which can be cut easily, provide excellent metal-mold adhesion.
The rovings also provide excellent resin liquidity at the time of molding, enabling manufacture of molded products with less defects.

Typical product types RS 240 PU-537 RS 240 F-562
Applicable resin Polyester Polyester
Yarn count (g/1000m) 2400 2400
Winding weight (kg) 20 18
Yarn quality Soft Soft
Features Moldability
Resin liquidity
Strength of molded products
(impact resistance)
Watertightness
Surface smoothness
Examples of applications Bathtubs, units, and water purification tanks Bathtubs, units, water purification tanks, and Firefighting helmets

■ Example of applications

Firefighting helmet

Firefighting helmet

Roving for FW/pultrusion molding

Nittobo's rovings for FW molding, which are quickly impregnated with resin and provide excellent paralleling ability, enable manufacture of high-strength molded products.

■ List of products

Typical product types RS 240 PE-535 RS 110 QL-520 RS 220 RL-510 RS 440 RR-520
Applicable resin Polyester and epoxy Polyester and epoxy Polyester and epoxy Polyester and epoxy
Yarn count (g/1000m) 2400 1150 2200 4400
Winding weight (kg) 20 18 18 18
Yarn quality Soft Soft Soft Soft
Form of winding Sized roving Direct roving Direct roving Direct roving
Features High-speed impregnating ability
Even tension
Strength of molded products
Examples of applications Pipes and structural members Pipes and structural members Pipes and structural members Pipes and structural members

■ Examples of applications

Cable trough

Cable trough

Agricultural poles

Agricultural poles

Water purification tank rings

Water purification tank rings

Roving for continuous laminated molding

Nittobo's rovings for continuous laminated molding, which are quickly impregnated with resin, enable manufacture of highly transparent molded products. The rovings also make molded products weatherproof because they are not easily whitened.

■ List of products

Typical product types RS 240 PU-537
Applicable resin Polyester
Yarn count (g/1000m) 2400
Winding weight (kg) 20*
Yarn quality Soft
Features Impregnating ability
Dispersibility
Deairing ability
Whitening
Weather resistance
Examples of applications Corrugated and flat sheets as well as panels
  • * Ultra-large types are also available for these products.

■ Example of applications

Lighting panels

Lighting panels

Lighting panels

Lighting panels


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