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Understanding CFRP Composites

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Carbon fiber reinforced polymers (CFRP composites) are lightweight yet strong materials. Learn what make these space age materials so useful and desirable.



How You Can Paint Different Composite Materials

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How to paint composites and fiberglass. Learn the steps in prepping and finishing a composite material with paint.



Carbon Fiber Tubes

2017-02-02T11:02:55Z

Carbon fiber tubes are extremely strong and stiff, yet very lightweight. Discover how they are manufactured and their applications.



Composite Fabrics

2017-02-02T11:02:55Z

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



Plastics In Children's Toys

2017-02-02T11:02:55Z

Not all plastics are equal, especial when used in children's toys. Learn about the uses of the various plastics and chemicals in toys.



Applications Of Pultrusion

2017-02-02T11:02:55Z

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



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.



Polyethylene Terephthalate

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Polyethylene Terephthalate, better known as PET, is perhaps the most common and widely used plastic today. Learn about this durable plastic known as PET.



The Fascinating Story of Composite Plastic...

2017-02-02T11:02:55Z

A survey of the history of composite materials. Find out when the first composite was used, and how composites have changed through the years.



What Is a Composite?

2017-02-02T11:02:55Z

When two materials are combined to make a stronger material, a composite is made. Learn what makes composite materials unique, strong, and lightweight.



Introduction to FRP Composites

2017-02-02T11:02:55Z

Fiber Reinforced Polymer(FRP Composites) is an extremely useful material used in a wide range of industries and applications. Learn which industries are using FRP composites



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.



What Makes PET Plastics Advantageous over Other...

2017-02-02T11:02:55Z

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



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.



Properties of FRP Composites

2017-02-02T11:02:55Z

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



What Are Plastics

2017-02-02T11:02:55Z

Plastics are everywhere, but what are plastics? Learn the basics of this polymer material that has taken over our life.



Uses Of Carbon Fiber

2017-02-02T11:02:55Z

Carbon fiber is used because of it's high strength and light weight properties. Learn which industries have adopted this unique material.



Composites In Aerospace

2017-02-02T11:02:55Z

Composite materials received their start from advancements in the aerospace industry.



PP Plastics

2017-02-02T11:02:55Z

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



Know the Basics of Polyester and Vinyl Ester

2017-02-02T11:02:55Z

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



Boeing's 787 Dreamliner

2017-02-02T11:02:55Z

Composite materials and carbon fiber make the Dreamliner the most advanced passenger plane to date.



Learn All about the Recycling of Plastics

2017-02-02T11:02:55Z

Plastic recycling can reduce the consumption of other natural resources like timber, due to its use in making composite lumber and many other products.



What Are Composite Surfboards Made Of?

2017-02-02T11:02:55Z

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.



Learn About Monomers and Polymers

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Vinyl Ester vs Polyester Resins

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Both resins have distinct advantages over the other. Find out the differences between vinyl ester and polyester resins.



All You Wanted to Know about Fiberglass

2017-02-02T11:02:55Z

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



Guide To Carbon Fiber

2017-02-02T11:02:55Z

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



What Is Carbon Fiber Cloth

2017-02-02T11:02:55Z

Learn about carbon fiber cloth. Discover the terms used in carbon fiber manufacturing such as, 3k plain weave carbon, and 282 carbon fiber.



Composite Materials In Boats

2017-02-02T11:02:55Z

Some form of composites have been used in boats since man first ventured into the sea. But modern FRP composite materials in boats is still relatively new.



How Is Carbon Fiber Made?

2017-02-02T11:02:55Z

Carbon fiber, perhaps the most useful material of out time, is manufactured through precise processes. Lear how carbon fiber is made.