Glossary - Composite Material Glossary
Aramid fibers are a lightweight high strength reinforcement used in fiber reinforced composite applications. Learn more about aramid fibers here.
An autoclave is used in the processing of high performance composite materials. High pressure and heat molds and consolidates fiber and resin.
Balsa is a core material manufactured from a low density wood.
Basalt fiber is a structural fiber used in reinforcing composites. Extremely fire resistant, these fibers are derived from volcanic rock.
Boron fiber is the strongest commercially available composite reinforcing fiber. Learn more about the strong and lightweight fiber manufactured from the element Boron.
Carbon fiber is an extremely strong yet very lightweight reinforcing fiber used in composite products. It is often used in high-end sporting goods, aerospace, and military applications.
Core Material - What Is a Core Material
A core material is used to make lightweight a stiff structures.
Fiberglass is a strong and lightweight structural material, that when combined with a polymer resin, creates a composite.
FRP - Fiber Reinforced Polymers
FRP is an acronym for "Fiber Reinforced Polymer" and is commonly used to describe some thing manufactured from composite materials.
A laminate is a term used to described a cured composite product where the resin and fiber work together in the structure.
LRTM - Light Resin Transfer Molding
LTRM is the abbreviation for the composite manufacturing process known as Light Resin Transfer Molding.
The definition of "mold release," the material which prevents sticking of fiberglass and composites to the mold.
Mold sealer helps protect your molds and increase the life.
The matrix is the constituent in a composite that holds the reinforcement in place. Learn more about this component of composite materials.
Wet-out is a commonly used term to describe the resin impregnating a fiber reinforcement. Learn more about wet-out here.