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Applications Of Pultrusion

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Pultrusion is the manufacturing method of choice of a number of industries. Understand why pultruded parts dominate various products.



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Polyester and vinyl ester resins are the two most common resins used in FRP composites. Learn why these resins work so well.



Applications of Carbon Fiber

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Recycling Composite Materials

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Recycling of composite materials is a new and growing segment of the composites industry, which is needed for and end of life solution.



Reusing Plastics

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Learn how plastic polymers can be reused and transformed into new products.



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What are PET plastics? Learn about the plastic used in water and soda bottles, and how PET plastic is recycled.



Composite Fabrics

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Structural fibers like carbon fiber are manufactured into cloths and fabrics that are then used in composite manufacturing.



Properties of FRP Composites

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FRP composites have unique mechanical properties which provide benefits. Learn about the properties of fiber reinforced polymers.



All You Wanted to Know about Fiberglass

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Fiberglass is a strong and lightweight reinforcement used in composites. Learn about the history of fiberglass and how it is manufactured.



Thermal Properties of Composites

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At a certain temperature, FRP composites will soften and lose their structure. This point is called the Glass Transition Temperature, or Tg.



Carbon Fiber Basics

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Carbon fiber is an amazing material. Learn the history of carbon fiber, and understand why this composite material is stronger then steel.



Composite Core Material

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Core materials are used in composites to provide strength and stiffness without adding much additional weight. Learn about the most common composite core materials.



What Exactly Is a Polymer?

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What is a polymer. Discover the basics of polymers and what makes them so useful See examples of polymers and their common uses.



What Are Composite Surfboards Made Of?

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Everyday Plastics

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Learn about the plastics we used day in and day out. What are the most common types of plastics we use.



Most Common Plastics

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We touch plastic polymers all day long, but chances are you are touching one of these five most common plastics.



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Fiber reinforced composites are common, but do you know how to select the different types of fiber and resin used?



What Are Plastics

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Laminating Resins Used In Composites

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Carbon Fiber in Sports

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If one wants to be the best in sports, then chances are they need to use carbon fiber. Be it in the sole of running shoes or used in the shaft of an arrow, carbon fiber dominates the sporting goods world.



Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT) Plastic

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PBT plastic is a useful and common polymer commonly used in children's toys.



Guide To Carbon Fiber

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Carbon fiber is a lightweight fiber used in advanced composites. Learn about what makes this material so unique and important.



How To Carbon Fiber

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Discover how to carbon fiber, the guide for learning the various aspects of carbon fiber composites and how to work with the lightweight composite material know as carbon fiber.



PP Plastics

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Polypropylene is a versatile plastic used in many places in our life. Learn about this plastic and the myriad of uses.