Amalga – Crushing the competition

Here is an example of a crush test done on one of our 16 inch inside diameter x .250 inch wall fiberglass/epoxy tubes.

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· First picture shows a deflection of 3 inches with the force of 900 lbs.

· Second picture shows a deflection of 7 inches with the force of 1600 lbs.


· Third picture shows a deflection of 11 inches with the force of 2300 lbs.

Tube failed at 2400 lbs of compressive force.

ACI designs and engineers fiberglass/epoxy cores as a light weight, corrosion resistant and lower cost direct replacement for steel, aluminum and brass.

Amalga barrel cores are also used as a direct replacement for cardboard cores be­cause of its high strength, tight tolerances, non contamination to product, non conductive and longer re-usable life cycle.

Amalga fiberglass/epoxy tubing is also dent and shatter resistant.