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Selecting Sandwich Core Materials

When it comes to composites, you have probably heard this before: “There are so many factors that influence the selection of .” Some argue that selecting a sandwich core material is even more complex due...
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Variations in Glass Fiber Reinforcements

In most composite applications, looks matter. One of the main factors affecting cosmetics is part shrinkage. Resin shrinks up to 8 percent as it cures, while glass reinforcement does not shrink at all. When...
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Gel Coat Basics

Unsaturated polyester resins (UPR) were first developed in the late 1920s in the research group of Dr. Wallace Carothers at DuPont. In the late 1940s, coatings made from these resins were applied to molds to...
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A Primer on Glass Fiber Reinforcements

The Making of Glass Fiber Engineered minerals are melted in high-temperature, firebrick lined furnaces, refined to allow volatile materials to escape the “melt.” The melt flows out of the furnace...
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Best Practices: Resin Selection

There are so many different factors that influence the selection of an appropriate resin. The main thing is to work with your resin supplier, whether it is a distributor or resin manufacturer, to select one...