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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The 2015 edition of the thermoset conference will be held in Palm Springs, Calif.CCP Composites expands capacity in U.K. CompositesWorld
£1 million invested in polyester and vinylester resins, gel coats and bonding pastes production.Reichhold files for bankruptcy protection CompositesWorld
The company is in the process of restructuring its debts, via financing from its bondholders. Affiliates located outside the U.S. are not included in the filings.Polynt/PCCR USA to acquire CCP Composites CompositesWorld
Italy-based Polynt Group will, through subsidiary PCCR USA, acquire U.S.-based CCP Composites from TOTAL S.A. in an effort to help Polynt enhance its unsaturated polyester resins business.Styrene & cobalt: Headed for the exit? CompositesWorld
Fair or not, styrene and cobalt are now considered harmful to humans. Here's an update on the impact this issue poses for the composites industry and what resin and additive manufacturers are doing about it.