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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.


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Thermoplastic Polyesters: It's a Good Time to Know Them Better

PCT polyesters

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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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.

Inspection: 30-year-old fiberglass pipeline stands test of time CompositesWorld

Examined after three decades in service (half its predicted service life), this filament wound fiberglass pipe showed no signs of degradation.

The positive consequences of regulating styrene CompositesWorld

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Styrene-free unsaturated polyesters CompositesWorld

Marte SpA introduced at JEC Europe 2013 its ECO ARES resins, a new range of “eco-friendly,” styrene-free unsaturated polyesters.

Cure for cratering: Gel coat perfected with design of experiments software CompositesWorld

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.).

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Styrene-free unsaturated polyesters MARTE SpA
Unsaturated polyester for wind blades DSM Composite Resins AG
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