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Updated Articles and Resources

By Ada Lio

Updated Articles and Resources
  • Carbon Fiber Manufacturers Created: Thursday, February 03, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
    Learn about the various companies around the world that manufacture raw carbon fiber used in lightweight composite products.
  • How Is Carbon Fiber Made? Created: Sunday, May 27, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
    Carbon fiber, perhaps the most useful material of out time, is manufactured through precise processes. Lear how carbon fiber is made.
  • The Composite Surfboard Created: Sunday, May 22, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
    The composite surfboard combines advanced materials to make the ultimate board. Learn about the key materials of a composite surfboard, and the future of board design.
  • What Is A Polymer Created: Friday, November 25, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
    What is a polymer. Discover the basics of polymers and what makes them so useful See examples of polymers and their common uses.
  • Thermoplastic vs Thermoset Resins Created: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
    Thermoset vs thermoplastic composites, what is the difference? Both have advantages and there is demand for both thermoplastic and thermoset composites.
  • Polyester Gel Coats Created: Sunday, July 31, 2011 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
    Polyester gel coats are composed of materials which allow for the manufacturing of high quality composite products. Learn what materials are used in gel coats, and why." it-#if expr="$zTP='t3'" -->...
  • Aramid Fibers Created: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
    Aramid fiber is one of the most useful fibers used in textiles and fiber reinforced composites. The properties of aramid fibers are amazing." itemprop="description" Thursday, February 23, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
    Plastics are everywhere, but what are plastics? Learn the basics of this polymer material that has taken over our life." itemprop="description">> itemprop="des...
  • Plastics In Children's Toys Created: Monday, December 31, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
    Not all plastics are equal, especial when used in children's toys. Learn about the uses of the various plastics and chemicals in toys." itemprop="description"="description" Monday, April 30, 2012 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
    Fiberglass reinforced polymers are the original composite materials. They remain the back-bone of the composites industry. Learn about glass fiber and what products are made with this composite."
  • What Are Carbon Nanotubes Created: Tuesday, May 29, 2012 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
    Carbon nanotube have promise for breakthrough applications. But, what are carbon nanotubes, or CNTs for short?" itemprop="description">> Saturday, March 31, 2012 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
    Polypropylene is a versatile plastic used in many places in our life. Learn about this plastic and the myriad of uses." itemprop="description">> Saturday, May 14, 2011 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
    Converting composite fabric weights to the same unit of measurement is important when comparing two materials. Learn the conversion of grams per square meter to ounces per square yard."
  • Applications of Carbon Fiber Created: Monday, April 30, 2012 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
    Carbon fiber has properties that make it desirable in many applications. Learn about what products have adopted this lightweight and durable material." itemprop="descriptio3'" --> itemprop="descrip...
  • Properties of FRP Composites Created: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
    FRP composites have unique mechanical properties which provide benefits. Learn about the properties of fiber reinforced polymers." itemprop="description"><...
  • Aramid Fiber - What Are Aramid Fibers Created: Thursday, January 27, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
    Aramid fibers are a lightweight high strength reinforcement used in fiber reinforced composite applications. Learn more about aramid fibers here.
  • Carbon Fiber Tubes Created: Sunday, June 05, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014
    Carbon fiber tubes are extremely strong and stiff, yet very lightweight. Discover how they are manufactured and their applications." itemprop="description">
  • What Is Vacuum Forming Created: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014
    Vacuum forming is an excellent method of manufacturing and molding plastic. Chances are you use something that is vacuum formed daily." itemprop="description"="description" Monday, September 26, 2011 Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014
    Gel coat application is a science. Learn the proper methods to apply gel coat in composite manufacturing." itemprop="description"> Friday, August 31, 2012 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
    The plastic extrusion process creates products that we use daily. Learn more about extrusion of plastics." itemprop="description"> Sunday, January 29, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
    Laminating resins are the foundation of composite material manufacturing. Learn about the various components that make laminating resins unique." itemprop="description" itemprop="description"<...
  • Starting Resin Infusion Created: Saturday, December 31, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
    Using resin infusion to manufacture composites is not difficult. Learn about the basic components that will be needed to convert to the vacuum infusion process." itemprop="r="$zTP='t3'" --> itempro...
  • Composite Decking Created: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 Updated: Thursday, June 12, 2014
    Composite decks are mainstream, and for good reason. Learn about the basics of composites decking." itemprop="description"> Thursday, January 19, 2012 Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014
    Prepregs are pre-impregnated fiber reinforcements or cloths that are used to manufacture composites. Learn the basics of prepregs here." itemprop="description" Tuesday, July 31, 2012 Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014
    Rotational molding, commonly called "Rotomolding" is a excellent manufacturing process to create hollow products." itemprop="description">> Thursday, May 31, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014
    How to paint composites and fiberglass. Learn the steps in prepping and finishing a composite material with paint." itemprop="description">> Friday, December 30, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014
    Epoxy resins are advanced thermosetting resins used in FRP composites. Learn the basics of this resin, the chemistry, and the uses of epoxy." itemprop="description" Tuesday, February 28, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014
    What are PET plastics? Learn about the plastic used in water and soda bottles, and how PET plastic is recycled." itemprop="description">> Sunday, February 27, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014
    Polyester and vinyl ester resins are the two most common resins used in FRP composites. Learn why these resins work so well." itemprop="description">
  • Fiberglass - What Is Fiberglass Created: Sunday, January 16, 2011 Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014
    Fiberglass is a strong and lightweight reinforcement used in composites. Learn about the history of fiberglass and how it is manufactured." itemprop="description"