NP500CR, a specially formulated glass-epoxy sheet material, is preferred when the needs for superior thermal insulation and structural support converge with cryogenic temperatures. Due to its low moisture absorption, NP500CR can tolerate cycling between low and high temperatures better than many alternatives. Applications range from LNG pipe systems, land, over the road, and ship bunkering tanks to superconducting magnets and fusion reactor insulation.
Utilized in critical space applications, data developed by NASA and NIST are available for out-gassing, thermal conductivity, and other aspects important to designers.
Recently, NP500CR has been specified with various cover materials ranging from virgin PTFE and glass-filled PTFE to suit sliding and wear applications at cryogenic temperatures.
RT521M, also a glass-epoxy material, is a cryogenic rated tube that is found in various medical and scientific devices, as well as various industrial applications for cryogenic storage.
MC330, a cotton-phenolic sheet grade, is a cryogenic material that is designed for use in applications where the abrasiveness or hardness of glass reinforced materials is a concern to designers.