ROVEX FIBER-REINFORCED POLYMER
THE MATERIAL SCIENCE BEHIND INNERGY AP
- Advanced composite material technology sets a new standard for performance applications
- Redefines structural strength with thermal performance
- Combines metal-like stiffness of aluminum and energy efficiency of polyamide for unprecedented fenestration applications
NEXT GENERATION FRP
CROSS-LINKING MAKES IT STRONG AND TOUGH.
ROVEX advances fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) technology by cross-linking continuous strands of glass fiber with polyurethane polymer resin in a heat-accelerated continuous chemical reaction process called pultrusion.
Pultrusion: Deceuninck Rovex technology utilizes a specialized pultrusion process for providing high-strength products designed for manufacturing door and window parts. These PUR products offer many excellent performance features compared to other pultrusion technologies like those based on vinyl esters or polyester types.
The Rovex process pulls chemically-modified glass fibers through an injection box during which the glass fibers are impregnated by polyurethane (PUR) reactants. These PUR components, often referred to as the “iso” and “polyol,” covalently react forming urethane linkages connecting chains. In addition to the in-situ polymerization process, the modified glass fiber surface participates in covalent bonding interactions. The final product is comprised of 80% glass fibers that connect to a matrix of polyurethane linkages.
Very Low Thermal Conductivity
ROVEX: 1.52 BTUs / sq. ft. / degree F
Polyamide: 1.7-2.1 BTUs
Fiberglass: 2-5 BTUs
Aluminum 1,350 BTUs
Rovex is 900 times more energy efficient than aluminum
ROVEX: 7,500K PSI flexural modulus
High Resistance to linear compression, screw pull-out, abrasion, cracking, splitting and flexural fatigue
Unaffected by environmental conditions like salt air/water corrosion, water absorption, extreme hot/cold climates and most common chemicals
Highly Compatible with Coatings and Adhesives
Excellent performance with many paints, adhesives and powder coating; Arkema-approved for high-quality outdoor color performance using Kynar® Aquatec® coating technology.
Wet saw to minimize dust
Diamond-plated saw blade
Waterjet for complex cutting & routing
On-Site or Factory Assembly
Aluminum joinery or corner key techniques
Mechanical fastening with corner gussets
Screw fasteners are very effective