Argal proposes first to market these new air pumps made of thermoset resins. The main functional characteristics and peculiarities of the air pumps and its main applications are widespread and generally known. So far the market lacked a solid and effective proposal for pneumatic pumps of large sizes made of non-metallic materials. Some competitor offers 3” pumps made of plastics with the physical and mechanical limits that the fiberglass resin overcomes.
These pumps are obtained deploying composite materials made of vinyl ester resins reinforced with long-strand only glass fibres moulded with RTM technique in its factory located in Brescia.
AirSaturn pumps are highly resistant to chemicals, corrosion, abrasion, flames, low and high temperatures, to ageing. Thanks to the thermosetting resins characteristics, the material turns irreversibly insoluble and infusible when catalysed. The composites make the pumps lighter.