Litek Composites Corp. (Chino, CA, US) is featuring its line of corrosion-resistant composite pipes and fittings. All of Litek's products conform to ASTM PS-15-69 and are made with vinyl esters like Ashland's Derekane 411, 411BPO, 470, 510C, Hectron 922 or others resin at customer request. All products feature 100-mil resin-rich corrosion liner and are hand laid per ASME RTP-1 Integral Type II construction in MEKP and BPO cure system. Litek's distribution center in Los Angeles stocks standard sizes in different resins pipes, couplings, elbows, flanges, manways, tees and U-vents. The company also works for FRP fabricators as a subcontractor to provide a full line of corrosion-resistant FRP piping spools.
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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.