Fiber reinforced polymer innovation
We have a team dedicated to the innovation of Glass Reinforced Plastics (GRP). Based in Granite Falls, North Carolina, our GRP specialists continue to lead the industry in innovation with our LIGHTLINE® FRP (fiber reinforced polymer) central strength member.
We hold the flexibility to add special coatings to the fiber reinforced polymer, e.g. water-swellable, EAA for adhesion promotion, or up jacketing with polyethylene. This makes us your top source for central strength members.
Roblon’s LIGHTLINE INSTANDRY® GRP has water uptake features of 90% of original weight. INSTANTDRY® can be added to GRP sizes 0.90mm-5.00mm.
The final GRP diameter (with INSTANDRY® coating) is base GRP plus 0.10mm. Example: LIGHTLINE INSTANTDRY 220 has a nominal base rod diameter of 2.20mm and a nominal final product diameter of 2.30mm.
- Used to pass Telecordia GR20 requirements
- Bonded SAP coating to GRP to eliminate powder build up during processing
- Eliminates need for cable flooding compounds
Roblon TACKYBOND is a unique bonding promoter with the ability to bond and release with physical tack. No chemical bonds are formed between substrates of GRP and other cable components.
The final FRP diameter (with TACKYBOND coating) is base GRP plus 0.03mm. Example: LIGHTLINE TACKYBOND 190 has a nominal base rod diameter of 1.90mm and a nominal final product diameter of 1.93mm.
Roblon INSTANTBOND is the industry leading GRP coated with EAA (Ethylene Acrylic Acid) to promote adhesion to upjacket substrates. In addition, the GRP is super smooth for operator friendly handling and reduced fiber buildup during processing
- The final GRP diameter (with INSTANTBOND coating) is base GRP plus 0.10mm. Example: LIGHTLINE INSTANTBOND 290 has a nominal base rod diameter of 2.90mm and a nominal final product diameter of 3.00mm.