Understanding Fire Codes – Part 1

Fire codes can often seem rather mystifying. I’m not just talking about complicated code requirements. Development and enforcement of codes can also be puzzling. Throughout this discussion, keep in mind...

Safe Storage and Handling of Organic Peroxides

Organic peroxides are important tools for the composites industry. They can be used to make polymers (initiation), modify their rheological properties (visbreaking), alter polarity or attach pendant functional...

Improving Composite Part Cosmetics for VIP

By Scott Phillips As composite laminates continue to gain traction as a replacement for traditional materials, the need for highly cosmetic finishes also grows. Composites are often used in consumer...

A Primer Non-Halogen Fire Retardant Resins

Market demand for flame-retardant (FR) products is on the rise, with an expected compound annual growth rate of 3.6% by 2027, according to market research firm Grand View Research. Industries driving the...

Spotlight on Organosheets

Organosheets are continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic sheets containing primarily carbon or glass fiber fabrics. Recently, organosheets have begun to encompass a broader range of semi-finished products...