SHD Composites expands into US
The company’s new pre-preg manufacturing and distribution site will be based in Charlotte, NC, US, with on-site manufacturing commencing Q1 of 2019.
SHD Group (Sleaford, UK) announced that on Aug. 17 its new US venture, SHD Composite Materials Inc. was incorporated. The pre-preg manufacturer has first class R&D facilities and offers comprehensive technical support. The manufacturing and distribution site will be based in Charlotte, NC, US, with on-site manufacturing commencing Q1 of 2019.
SHD Composite Materials Inc. will be headed by Jamie Keogh, who will assume the role of CEO for the company’s US operations beginning in Oct.
The structural properties of composite materials are derived primarily from the fiber reinforcement. Fiber types, their manufacture, their uses and the end-market applications in which they find most use are described.
Fast-reacting resins and speedier processes are making economical volume manufacturing possible.
Compared to legacy materials like steel, aluminum, iron and titanium, composites are still coming of age, and only just now are being better understood by design and manufacturing engineers. However, composites’ physical properties — combined with unbeatable light weight — make them undeniably attractive.