Dragonfly Boatworks LLC's (Vero Beach, Fla.) new standup paddleboard for fly fishing is built without fasteners, with the aid of SG200-40 methacrylate adhesive from SCIGRIP Smarter Adhesive Solutions (Durham, N.C.).> Cure for cratering: Gel coat perfected with design of experiments software
Resin manufacturer Interplastic Corp. – Thermoset Resins Div. (St. Paul, Minn.), a major gel coat producer, recently developed a new gel coat with the aid of Design-Expert design of experiments software from Stat-Ease Inc. (Minneapolis, Minn.).> The evolution of infusion
As resin infusion continues to infiltrate composites, fabricators across the market spectrum drive materials and process developments in pursuit of process control.> Auto composites quest: One-minute cycle time?
Faced with high fuel prices and ever-more stringent restrictions on tailpipe emissions, automakers are taking composites into their own hands.> Pultruded windows: Rising high?
New pultrudable glass fiber/resin formulations enable window manufacturers to break in to commercial architecture and build market share in residential construction.> Styrene: Issues and implications
The facts (such as they are) behind the furor surrounding this vital crosslinking chemical’s listing in the 12th RoC.> Composites: Materials and processes
High strength and low weight remain the winning combination that propels composite materials into new arenas, but other properties —vibrational damping and low coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE), fatigue resistance are jsut as appealing. Moreove...> Composite vs. corrosion: Battling for marketshare
Market trends and tighter budgets are helping to expand the use of composites to repair and replace corrosion-damaged infrastructure — aboveground and underground.> Green resins: Growing up
High hurdles remain, but the push for sustainable sources of resin monomers is gaining momentum.> Cabin cruiser: Making the most of a mirror finish
The hull mirror-like gel coat finish on the Daedulus 30 cabin cruiser was achieved through a combination of Marine Concepts’ (Lee-on-the-Solent, Hampshire, U.K.) mold design experience and fabrication techniques and materials provided by Scott Bader...>