Resin Selection Interplastic Corporation

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...
Best Practices from Janicki Industries

Proper Tooling Design Matters

Early in my composites career, I owned a small shop focused exclusively on manufacturing whitewater racing kayaks and canoes, which was really just an excuse to support my own personal racing habit and...
Strongwell pultrusion machine

Composite Structural Connections

Composite Structural Connections As the polymer composites industry continues to grow, questions arise concerning connections between composites and between composites and other materials such as metals,...
Composites Repair

Composites Repair

Composite parts are widely used due to their unique properties, including durability. Unfortunately, even the best designed and best made parts can be damaged by unforeseen circumstances either at the OEM or...

Creating an Inspection Plan

While composites inspection takes place after parts are manufactured, the plans for such inspections are developed based on work completed well before the piece or product is fabricated. Inspection is a...

Controlled Spray and NARA

Controlled spray and non-atomized resin application (NARA) are best practices that apply to open molding processes, including gel coat application. These practices were developed by ACMA to reduce emissions...