Polyester is a thermosetting resin matrix system and among the most used in the composites industry. It's most often used in sheet molding compound, bulk molding compound and with glass fiber in industrial, construction, infrastructure and other applications.
There’s more to TP polyesters than you think. You may know PET, PBT, and PETG—but what about PCT, PCTG, PCTA, and PTT? If you’re not sure what they are, how their properties compare, and who sells them, we have the answers—and lots of new developments to report.
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FiberCore Europe claims the "Holy Grail" of delamination-resistant FRP bridge and infrastructure components with its patented InfraCore technology.The markets: Civil infrastructure (2016) CompositesWorld
Aging infrastructure offers a potentially huge market for composite materials but civil projects are publicly owned, subject to regulatory oversight and, therefore, decision makers are change-resistant and decisions are, in part, cost-driven. Composites nevertheless continue to make headway.Glass fiber-reinforced polyester said to be “greenest” pipe material CompositesWorld
This is according to a new thesis that looked at pipe material properties in respect of sustainability and environment.Green resins: Closer to maturity CompositesWorld
As more players approach the market, R&D expands, but overall market growth in the composites arena is still slow but steady.DSM Composite Resins is renamed Aliancys CompositesWorld
DSM had previously announced a partnership with CVC Capital Partners, which involved the formation of a new holding company and the start of the DSM Composite Resins business as a separate business unit.