Epoxy is a thermosetting matrix resin and among the most commonly used resin systems in the composites industry. It's frequently used with continuous carbon fiber in aerospace, race car, marine and other high-performance applications.
Market trends and tighter budgets are helping to expand the use of composites to repair and replace corrosion-damaged infrastructure — aboveground and underground.
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The development of glass-fiber reinforced car axle is a sign of the new, expanded role composites will play in the design of future automobiles.Aeroengine Composites, Part 2: CFRPs expand CompositesWorld
Proven in fan blade/case applications, carbon fiber-reinforced polymers migrate to previously unanticipated destinations nearer the engine “hot zone.”Automotive composites: Thermosets for the fast zone CompositesWorld
Epoxies continue to be developed for faster cure to meet automotive production rates.Resins for the Fast Zone CompositesWorld
An automotive supplier must have the ability to produce a composite part in a minute, or at least in minutes — not hours or days, the norm for composites in most other industries. Meeting that part-per-minutes goal is a huge hurdle that a few composite fabricators have cleared, and many more are involved in development efforts, with OEM or Tier partners. CompositesWorld reviews how resin suppliers have evolved their products for this critical market.Turning ideas into innovative composites CompositesWorld
From helmets to harps to the new Formula Lites all-carbon race car, Crawford Composites pursues perfection in a wide array of carbon fiber parts.