Composites One

85 W Algonquin Rd.
Suite 600
Arlington Heights, IL 60005 US


Learn from the Experts at the Closed Mold Alliance

The Closed Mold Alliance in 2008 was formed in 2008 to provide composites manufacturers with a complete closed molding solution. Led by Composites One, the leading supplier of composite materials in North America, Alliance members include   Magnum Venus Plastech (MVP), the industry’s leading meter/mix equipment manufacturer with specific expertise in closed mold processes, and RTM North Technologies, one of North America’s leading closed mold experts.

The Closed Mold Alliance operates with one mission in mind: to provide the leadership, knowledge, training and resources needed for the successful evolution of closed mold processes.

To achieve that mission, the Alliance offers Closed Mold University, a single resource for educational opportunities, on-site training and expert assistance needed in using closed mold processes. Through these courses, attendees can learn about vacuum infusion (VIP), light RTM and reusable bag molding. They also gain an understanding of the economics of closed mold conversion, as well as the latest innovations in these technologies.

Closed Mold University partners with industry experts adept in closed mold processes, providing manufacturers with lectures, hands-on learning, live demonstrations, forums and advanced technique education. We also connect manufacturers with tooling experts who will help them decide if building their own tooling or outsourcing is best for their manufacturing needs.

From introduction and education to tooling resources to implementation consultation, the Closed Mold Alliance is there to help!

As Seen In CompositesWorld

Composites One CAMX 2019

Tru-Design announces distribution agreement with Composites One
Composites One will distribute Tru-Design’s advanced material coatings and finishes for 3D-printed components.

National Composites Week

National Composites Week takes place Aug. 26-30
Each day features a different theme celebrating the composites manufacturing industry.

American Composites Manufacturers Association ACMA logo

ACMA announces new board chairman
Scott Balogh, president and CEO of Mar-Bal Inc., begins his two-year term as chairman of the board with goals to grow the industry through ACMA’s Composites Growth Initiative.

CAMX 2019 exhibit preview: Composites One
Composites One and the Closed Mold Alliance are presenting a series of live demos on closed molding and advanced processes at CAMX 2019.

MC-21 wing spar layup for infusion

Large, high-volume, infused composite structures on the aerospace horizon
Infused carbon fiber composite structures are not new, but they have never been built at the rates anticipated for next-generation, single-aisle aircraft. It is a daunting prospect — but a feasible one.


IACMI to host training workshop with Composites One, Closed Mold Alliance
The workshop will be held at the Composite Prototyping Center on June 11-12, 2019.

Composites One closed molding workshop

Composites One and IACMI to host two-day workshop
The workshop, called “the Evolution of Composites,” will be held March 20-21 at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., U.S.


Composites One to distribute Solvay process materials and tooling products
Solvay has appointed Composites One as a new North America distributor for its process materials and tooling product lines.

composites in infrastructure

Video: Manufacturing the Future With Composites
CAMX 2018 showcased a video giving attendees a glimpse of the future through the eyes of the composites industry and illustrating the way advanced materials are being used to improve our lives.

IBEX 2018 exhibition & conference welcomed 4,300 attendees and 700 exhibitors

IBEX 2018: Growth, 3D printing and thermoplastic composites in the marine industry
Sustainability was the fourth trend, including recycling end-of-life fiberglass boats.

ACPT Inc.'s facility in Huntington Beach, CA, US

Low-profile, high-performance manufacturer
 Advanced Composite Products & Technology Inc. provides innovative and cost-efficient composite solutions to some of the most difficult and demanding real world applications.

Utah Lt. Governor to make keynote address at composites workshop
The Fly Away with Composites workshop will be held August 21-22 at Davis Technical College in Clearfield, UT, US.

Webinar: Keeping Employees Safe - New Advances in PPE Technology
CompositesWorld is presenting a free Composites One sponsored webinar on Thursday Aug. 9, at 2:00 p.m. EDT, on personal protection equipment (PPE) technology.

Composites Pavilion at AIA 2018
New composite products for architecture/construction and student designs innovate how composites can be used.

Advances in Wind Energy Workshop

Advances in Wind Energy workshop registration opens
Two-day workshop from Composites One and the Closed Mold Alliance and IACMI explores advanced materials, manufacturing processes and repair techniques for wind energy applications.

Road2Composites Workshop

Composites One and IACMI partner for Road2Composites workshop
The Road2Composites Workshop will take place in Detroit, April 17-18.

Composites One/IACMI composites prototyping conference.

Composites One, IACMI to host composites prototyping event
P2P Composites 2: Prototyping to Process for Composites, focused on advanced prototyping and processing technologies for composites and high-performance materials, will be held at Purdue University Nov. 7-8.

Composites One demonstration at CAMX.

CAMX 2017 preview: Composites One
Composites One (Arlington Heights, Illinois) and the Closed Mold Alliance, along with more than 20 industry and educational partners, is once again demonstrating the latest composites processes and sharing practical tips for working smarter, faster and more efficiently.

CAMX and ACMA awards finalists announced
The finalists for the CAMX awards and ACMA’s ACE awards, to be bestowed at the upcoming CAMX event in Orlando, FL, US, have been announced. 

demo workshop at Road 2 Composite

Leaders in automotive industry attend Road 2 Composites workshop
Representatives from more than 70 companies, including GM and Tesla, and 180 industry experts attended the two-day Road 2 Composites Workshop.

Composites at AIA 2017
The ACMA Architectural Division exhibited its 4th annual Composites Pavilion and 2nd annual COMPOSITES CHALLENGE for architectural students.

Product Categories of Composites One

Abrasive papers
Abrasive tools
Acrylic, Paste
Adhesive applicators
Alumina trihydrate
Aramid, 4-harness (crowsfoot)
Aramid, 5-harness
Aramid, 8-harness
Aramid, Basket-weave
Aramid, Braided
Aramid, Chopped strand
Aramid, Combination woven roving & chopped strand mat
Aramid, Mat, chopped strand
Aramid, Mat, continuous strand
Aramid, Milled fibers
Aramid, Multiaxial
Aramid, Other
Aramid, Other
Aramid, Plain-weave
Aramid, Roving, gun
Aramid, Roving, multi-end
Aramid, Roving, panel
Aramid, Roving, single-end direct
Aramid, Stitched (knitted, nonwoven)
Aramid, Surfacing veil
Aramid, Twill
Aramid, Woven roving
Aramid/glass hybrid, 4-harness (crowsfoot)
Aramid/glass hybrid, 5-harness
Aramid/glass hybrid, 8-harness
Aramid/glass hybrid, Basket-weave
Aramid/glass hybrid, Braided
Aramid/glass hybrid, Chopped strand
Aramid/glass hybrid, Combination woven roving & chopped strand mat
Aramid/glass hybrid, Mat, chopped strand
Aramid/glass hybrid, Mat, continuous strand
Aramid/glass hybrid, Milled fibers
Aramid/glass hybrid, Multiaxial
Aramid/glass hybrid, Other
Aramid/glass hybrid, Other
Aramid/glass hybrid, Plain-weave
Aramid/glass hybrid, Roving, gun
Aramid/glass hybrid, Roving, multi-end
Aramid/glass hybrid, Roving, panel
Aramid/glass hybrid, Roving, single-end direct
Aramid/glass hybrid, Stitched (knitted, nonwoven)
Aramid/glass hybrid, Surfacing veil
Aramid/glass hybrid, Twill
Aramid/glass hybrid, Woven roving
Automated fiber placement machines
Basalt, 4-harness (crowsfoot)
Basalt, 5-harness
Basalt, 8-harness
Basalt, Basket-weave
Basalt, Braided
Basalt, Chopped strand
Basalt, Combination woven roving & chopped strand mat
Basalt, Mat, chopped strand
Basalt, Mat, continuous strand
Basalt, Milled fibers
Basalt, Multiaxal
Basalt, Other
Basalt, Plain-weave
Basalt, Roving, gun
Basalt, Roving, multi-end
Basalt, Roving, panel
Basalt, Roving, single-end direct
Basalt, Stitched (knitted, nonwoven)
Basalt, Surfacing veil
Basalt, Twill
Basalt, Woven roving
Bismaleimide, >12K tow
Bismaleimide, 12-inch tape
Bismaleimide, 3-inch tape
Bismaleimide, 60-inch tape
Bismaleimide, 6-inch tape
Bismaleimide, Fabric
Bismaleimide, Mat
Bismaleimide, Other broadgoods
Bismaleimide, Other tape
Bismaleimide, Paste
Bismaleimide, Roving
Bladder molding equipment (formerly pressure bag)
Bleeder cloths
Bonding equipment
Breather cloths
Calcium carbonate
Calcium sulfate
Carbon, 4-harness (crowsfoot)
Carbon, 5-harness
Carbon, 8-harness
Carbon, Basket-weave
Carbon, Braided
Carbon, Chopped strand
Carbon, Combination woven roving & chopped strand mat
Carbon, Mat, chopped strand
Carbon, Mat, continuous strand
Carbon, Milled fibers
Carbon, Multiaxial
Carbon, Other
Carbon, Other
Carbon, PAN-based
Carbon, pitch-based
Carbon, Plain-weave
Carbon, Roving, gun
Carbon, Roving, multi-end
Carbon, Roving, panel
Carbon, Roving, single-end direct
Carbon, Stitched (knitted, nonwoven)
Carbon, Surfacing veil
Carbon, Twill
Carbon, Woven roving
Carbon/aramid hybrid, 4-harness (crowsfoot)
Carbon/aramid hybrid, 5-harness
Carbon/aramid hybrid, 8-harness
Carbon/aramid hybrid, Basket-weave
Carbon/aramid hybrid, Braided
Carbon/aramid hybrid, Chopped strand
Carbon/aramid hybrid, Combination woven roving & chopped strand mat
Carbon/aramid hybrid, Mat, chopped strand
Carbon/aramid hybrid, Mat, continuous strand
Carbon/aramid hybrid, Milled fibers
Carbon/aramid hybrid, Multiaxial
Carbon/aramid hybrid, Other
Carbon/aramid hybrid, Other
Carbon/aramid hybrid, Plain-weave
Carbon/aramid hybrid, Roving, gun
Carbon/aramid hybrid, Roving, multi-end
Carbon/aramid hybrid, Roving, panel
Carbon/aramid hybrid, Roving, single-end direct
Carbon/aramid hybrid, Stitched (knitted, nonwoven)
Carbon/aramid hybrid, Surfacing veil
Carbon/aramid hybrid, Twill
Carbon/aramid hybrid, Woven roving
Carbon/glass hybrid, 4-harness (crowsfoot)
Carbon/glass hybrid, 5-harness
Carbon/glass hybrid, 8-harness
Carbon/glass hybrid, Basket-weave
Carbon/glass hybrid, Braided
Carbon/glass hybrid, Chopped strand
Carbon/glass hybrid, Combination woven roving & chopped strand mat
Carbon/glass hybrid, Mat, chopped strand
Carbon/glass hybrid, Mat, continuous strand
Carbon/glass hybrid, Milled fibers
Carbon/glass hybrid, Multiaxial
Carbon/glass hybrid, Other
Carbon/glass hybrid, Other
Carbon/glass hybrid, Plain-weave
Carbon/glass hybrid, Roving, gun
Carbon/glass hybrid, Roving, multi-end
Carbon/glass hybrid, Roving, panel
Carbon/glass hybrid, Roving, single-end direct
Carbon/glass hybrid, Stitched (knitted, nonwoven)
Carbon/glass hybrid, Surfacing veil
Carbon/glass hybrid, Twill
Carbon/glass hybrid, Woven roving
Carrier films
Casting equipment
Catalyst dispensers
Caul plates
Ceramic, 4-harness (crowsfoot)
Ceramic, 5-harness
Ceramic, 8-harness
Ceramic, Basket-weave
Ceramic, Braided
Ceramic, Chopped strand
Ceramic, Combination woven roving & chopped strand mat
Ceramic, Mat, chopped strand
Ceramic, Mat, continuous strand
Ceramic, Milled fibers
Ceramic, Multiaxial
Ceramic, Other
Ceramic, Other
Ceramic, Plain-weave
Ceramic, Roving, gun
Ceramic, Roving, multi-end
Ceramic, Roving, panel
Ceramic, Roving, single-end direct
Ceramic, Stitched (knitted, nonwoven)
Ceramic, Surfacing veil
Ceramic, Twill
Ceramic, Woven roving
C-glass, 4-harness (crowsfoot)
C-glass, 5-harness
C-glass, 8-harness
C-glass, Basket-weave
C-glass, Braided
C-glass, Chopped strand
C-glass, Combination woven roving & chopped strand mat
C-glass, Mat, chopped strand
C-glass, Mat, continuous strand
C-glass, Milled fibers
C-glass, Multiaxial
C-glass, Other
C-glass, Other
C-glass, Plain-weave
C-glass, Roving, gun
C-glass, Roving, multi-end
C-glass, Roving, panel
C-glass, Roving, single-end direct
C-glass, Stitched (knitted, nonwoven)
C-glass, Surfacing veil
C-glass, Twill
C-glass, Woven roving
Cleaners, solvents
Cleaners, surfactants
Cleaners, water-based
Cobalt naphthenate
Colorant, pigments
Continuous laminating machines
Curing agents, others
Cyanate ester, <12K tow
Cyanate ester, >12K tow
Cyanate ester, 12-inch tape
Cyanate ester, 3-inch tape
Cyanate ester, 60-inch tape
Cyanate ester, 6-inch tape
Cyanate ester, Fabric
Cyanate ester, Mat
Cyanate ester, Other broadgoods
Cyanate ester, Other tape
Cyanate ester, Roving
Cyanoacrylate, Paste
E-Glass, 4-harness (crowsfoot)
E-Glass, 5-harness
E-Glass, 8-harness
E-Glass, Basket-weave
E-Glass, Braided
E-Glass, Chopped strand
E-Glass, Combination woven roving & chopped strand mat
E-Glass, Mat, chopped strand
E-Glass, Mat, continuous strand
E-Glass, Milled fibers
E-Glass, Multiaxial
E-Glass, Other
E-Glass, Other
E-Glass, Plain-weave
E-Glass, Roving, gun
E-Glass, Roving, multi-end
E-Glass, Roving, panel
E-Glass, Roving, single-end direct
E-Glass, Stitched (knitted, nonwoven)
E-Glass, Surfacing veil
E-Glass, Twill
E-Glass, Woven roving
Epoxy, <12K tow
Epoxy, >12K tow
Epoxy, 12-inch tape
Epoxy, 250 F cure, <12K tow
Epoxy, 250 F cure, >12K tow
Epoxy, 250 F cure, 12-inch tape
Epoxy, 250 F cure, 3-inch tape
Epoxy, 250 F cure, 60-inch tape
Epoxy, 250 F cure, 6-inch tape
Epoxy, 250 F cure, Fabric
Epoxy, 250 F cure, Mat
Epoxy, 250 F cure, Other broadgoods
Epoxy, 250 F cure, Other tape
Epoxy, 250 F cure, Roving
Epoxy, 350 F cure, <12K tow
Epoxy, 350 F cure, >12K tow
Epoxy, 350 F cure, 12-inch tape
Epoxy, 350 F cure, 3-inch tape
Epoxy, 350 F cure, 60-inch tape
Epoxy, 350 F cure, 6-inch tape
Epoxy, 350 F cure, Fabric
Epoxy, 350 F cure, Mat
Epoxy, 350 F cure, Other broadgoods
Epoxy, 350 F cure, Other tape
Epoxy, 350 F cure, Roving
Epoxy, 3-inch tape
Epoxy, 60-inch tape
Epoxy, 6-inch tape
Epoxy, Fabric
Epoxy, Mat
Epoxy, Other broadgoods
Epoxy, Other tape
Epoxy, Paste
Epoxy, Roving
Epoxy, toughened, <12K tow
Epoxy, toughened, >12K tow
Epoxy, toughened, 12-inch tape
Epoxy, toughened, 3-inch tape
Epoxy, toughened, 60-inch tape
Epoxy, toughened, 6-inch tape
Epoxy, toughened, Fabric
Epoxy, toughened, Mat
Epoxy, toughened, Other broadgoods
Epoxy, toughened, Other tape
Epoxy, toughened, Roving
Expansion pads
Eye protection
Fasteners, aluminum
Fasteners, composite
Fasteners, for honeycomb
Fasteners, titanium
Filament winding machines and software controls
Filler paste
Film and sheet
Flame/smoke-suppressant additives
Flexible mold materials
Flow-coating equipment
Foam application equipment
Foam core, other
Foam core, polyurethane
Foam core, PVC
Gasket materials for vacuum bags
Hand cleaners
Hand layup tools (cutters, rollers, scissors, etc.)
Heat tapes
Heat-transfer fluid
Honeycomb, thermoplastic
Hoses, pressure
Hoses, vacuum
Impregnation lines
Laminate thickness gauges
Low-pressure molding
Low-profile additives
Metallized, 4-harness (crowsfoot)
Metallized, 5-harness
Metallized, 8-harness
Metallized, Basket-weave
Metallized, Braided
Metallized, Multiaxial
Metallized, Other
Metallized, Plain-weave
Metallized, Stitched (knitted, nonwoven)
Metallized, Twill
Metallized, Woven roving
Milled glass fiber
Mold polishes
Mold strippers
Nylon, Paste
Other catalysts/promoters
Other core materials
Other inorganic fibers
Other supplies
Other thermoplastics
Other thermosets
Other, <12K tow
Other, >12K tow
Other, 12-inch tape
Other, 3-inch tape
Other, 4-harness (crowsfoot)
Other, 5-harness
Other, 60-inch tape
Other, 6-inch tape
Other, 8-harness
Other, Basket-weave
Other, Braided
Other, Chopped strand
Other, Combination woven roving & chopped strand mat
Other, Fabric
Other, Mat
Other, Mat, chopped strand
Other, Mat, continuous strand
Other, Milled fibers
Other, Multiaxial
Other, Other
Other, Other
Other, Other broadgoods
Other, Other tape
Other, Paste
Other, Plain-weave
Other, Roving
Other, Roving, gun
Other, Roving, multi-end
Other, Roving, panel
Other, Roving, single-end direct
Other, Stitched (knitted, nonwoven)
Other, Surfacing veil
Other, Twill
Other, Woven roving
Paint strippers for composites
Peel plies
Phenolic, <12K tow
Phenolic, >12K tow
Phenolic, 12-inch tape
Phenolic, 3-inch tape
Phenolic, 60-inch tape
Phenolic, 6-inch tape
Phenolic, Fabric
Phenolic, Mat
Phenolic, Other broadgoods
Phenolic, Other tape
Phenolic, Paste
Phenolic, Roving
Pi tapes (for measuring diameter)
Polyester, unsaturated, <12K tow
Polyester, unsaturated, >12K tow
Polyester, unsaturated, 12-inch tape
Polyester, unsaturated, 3-inch tape
Polyester, unsaturated, 60-inch tape
Polyester, unsaturated, 6-inch tape
Polyester, unsaturated, Fabric
Polyester, unsaturated, Mat
Polyester, unsaturated, Other broadgoods
Polyester, unsaturated, Other tape
Polyester, unsaturated, Roving
Polyimide, <12K tow
Polyimide, >12K tow
Polyimide, 12-inch tape
Polyimide, 3-inch tape
Polyimide, 60-inch tape
Polyimide, 6-inch tape
Polyimide, Fabric
Polyimide, Mat
Polyimide, Other broadgoods
Polyimide, Other tape
Polyimide, Paste
Polyimide, Roving
Polymer concrete machinery
Potable-water grades
Preform manufacturing equipment
Protective clothing
Pultrusion equipment, thermosets
Quick disconnects for vacuum hoses
Reaction injection molding equipment (RIM, RRIM, SRIM)
Recycling systems and equipment
Regulatory compliance
Release agents, internal
Release agents, liquid
Release agents, sprays
Release agents, waxes
Release films
Release papers
Repair kits and equipment
Resin injection equipment, pultrusion
Resin transfer molding equipment (RTM)
Resin wetout equipment, pultrusion and filament winding
Sanders, grinders
Sanding discs/pads
Sealing tapes and materials
Shim materials
Shrink film
Shrink tapes
Silicone, Paste
Solvent dispensers
Solvent storage cans
Spray booths
Spray guns
Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type)
Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), 4-harness (crowsfoot)
Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), 5-harness
Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), 8-harness
Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), Basket-weave
Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), Braided
Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), Chopped strand
Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), Combination woven roving & chopped strand mat
Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), Mat, chopped strand
Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), Mat, continuous strand
Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), Milled fibers
Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), Multiaxial
Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), Other
Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), Other
Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), Plain-weave
Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), Roving, gun
Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), Roving, multi-end
Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), Roving, panel
Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), Roving, single-end direct
Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), Stitched (knitted, nonwoven)
Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), Surfacing veil
Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), Twill
Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), Woven roving
Styrene-suppressant additives
Syntactic core, expanding
Syntactic core, nonexpanding
Trimming equipment
Unsaturated polyester
Unsaturated polyester, bisphenol A fumerate
Unsaturated polyester, DCPD-modified
Unsaturated polyester, fire-retardant
Unsaturated polyester, isophthalic
Unsaturated polyester, orthophthalic
Unsaturated polyester, terephthalic
Urethane, Paste
UV stabilizers
Vacuum bagging materials, other
Vacuum formers
Vacuum valves and pumps
Vinyl ester
Vinyl ester, <12K tow
Vinyl ester, >12K tow
Vinyl ester, 12-inch tape
Vinyl ester, 3-inch tape
Vinyl ester, 60-inch tape
Vinyl ester, 6-inch tape
Vinyl ester, Fabric
Vinyl ester, Mat
Vinyl ester, Other broadgoods
Vinyl ester, Other tape
Vinyl ester, Roving
Viscosity control agents
Wiping cloths