Impact Composites (Erlanger, Ky., USA) will highlight the benefits of using thermoplastic matrix composites to improve part performance using continuous fibers. Impact Composites will feature parts that showcase the company’s compression and bladder molding, thermoforming and welding technologies using continuous fiber thermoplastic composites. Material combinations that can be used for these molding technologies include polypropylene (PP), Polyamides (PA), polyphenylene sulfide (PPS), polyetheretherketone (PEEK), fiberglass, and carbon fiber. Benefits of these materials include ease of recyclability, impact toughness, temperature performance, chemical resistance and low FST (flame, smoke, toxicity). Impact composites fabricates parts for the sporting goods, oil & gas, aerospace, electronics and medical markets.
Editor PickComposites in the Martian suit
When humans do finally travel to Mars, they will have to be well protected from a less-than-hospitable environment. The suit designed to do the job is already in development at NASA, and it relies heavily on composites.