Switchgear components are a crucial element of electrical equipment and infrastructure. High-quality, durable parts help promote safety and efficiency while protecting sensitive equipment from damage.

Thermoset composite materials are viable solutions for switchgear component manufacturing, and Atlas Fibre can help as an industry-leading manufacturer and supplier.

Why Use Thermoset Composite Switchgears?

Thermoset composites offer many benefits for manufacturing switchgear components, including:

  • High insulation: These materials boast excellent electrical properties and flame resistance.
  • Enhanced durability: Thermoset composites deliver long life spans and withstand exposure to the elements and rugged industrial settings.
  • Environmental resistance: Our options resist chemicals and corrosion and provide reliable performance in damp or humid operating environments.
  • Lighter weight: These materials are lighter than many metals while featuring exceptional strength-to-weight ratios.

About Atlas Fibre’s Thermoset Composites for Switchgears

Our ready-to-ship and custom-developed solutions are ideal for use in many industries and switchgear components. All are available in sheet formwound into tubes, or come in rods to meet your profile needs.

Composite Options

We stock multiple thermoset composites for manufacturers like you, including:

  • G-9: Our G-9 material is popular because of its hardness, machinability, and resistance to chemicals and moisture. It’s a glass melamine laminate that can handle higher-temp applications, retaining its properties up to 140 degrees Celsius (284 degrees Fahrenheit).
  • FR-4: Atlas Fibre’s FR-4 is a glass epoxy laminate that offers enhanced flame retardance and conforms to mil-spec MIL-I-24768/23. FR-4 also has high dielectric properties and dimensional stability.
  • GPO-3: Our GPO-3 thermoset composite features fiberglass with a polyester resin, making it an economical solution for electrical applications. This material also boasts high track, arc, and flame resistance that meets NEMA standards and mil-spec MIL-I-24768/6.

Fully Bespoke Solutions

If you need more than an off-the-shelf solution, Atlas Fibre has the expertise to design and manufacture it. We have in-house teams capable of creating fully customized thermoset composite materials to your specifications.

Ideal Component Uses

Thermoset composites are versatile materials for electrical equipment manufacturers and industries like power supply and distribution. They’re ideal for creating tight tolerances and complex geometries in components like:

  • Breakers and fuses
  • Gaskets and seals
  • Motor controls
  • Supports and barriers
  • Switchgear assemblies
  • Rods and tubes

Why Partner With Atlas Fibre?

We’ve been a market leader in thermoset plastics and composites for over 65 years. During that time, we’ve become a resource center for our customers, helping them find and implement the best possible solutions for meeting their goals. Our team has an unyielding passion for quality, earning our facilities an ISO 9001:2015 certification.

Atlas Fibre also carries the most extensive inventory in North America, with over $8 million of inventory on hand. We strive to ship the same day you order to give you the shortest possible lead times.

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