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Peroxide Selection: An Applications Perspective

When this column debuted in January 2015, the first article discussed mixing organic peroxides into composite materials and focused on the supplier’s point of view. This column is intended to provide insight...
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Listing and Labeling for IBC Approval

Bill Kreysler, founder of Kreysler & Associates and chair of ACMA’s Architectural Division, has years of experience in the architecture market. As principal scientist at Ashland Company, Mike Stevens is...
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Getting the Proper Cure

Getting the proper cure for a composite application is important to meet performance requirements, such as longevity, corrosion and fatigue resistance, low odor and more. Simply put, curing refers to hardening...
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Pultrusion Basics

The unique advantages of pultruded fiber reinforced polymer composites have enabled them to penetrate markets where other materials could not meet the design or end-use requirements efficiently. For...
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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...