Core Composites

Nomex, aluminum, Kevlar honeycomb, balsa, PVC, PET, core materials and panels. Carbon, aramid and hybrid fabrics, both woven and knitted. Fabric impregnators, Powerboard sanding equipment. Low-cure-temperature prepregs and adhesives. MMA adhesives and coatings. Composite buildings and shelters.

108 Tupelo St.
Bristol, RI 02809 US

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Product Categories of Core Composites

Materials
  • Reinforcements, unimpregnated
    • Aramid
      • Aramid, Combination woven roving & chopped strand mat
    • Basalt
      • Basalt, Combination woven roving & chopped strand mat
      • Basalt, Mat, chopped strand
      • Basalt, Mat, continuous strand
      • Basalt, Roving, gun
      • Basalt, Roving, multi-end
      • Basalt, Roving, panel
      • Basalt, Roving, single-end direct
    • Carbon
      • Carbon, Combination woven roving & chopped strand mat
      • Carbon, Roving, multi-end
      • Carbon, Roving, panel
      • Carbon, Yarns
      • Carbon, Other
    • Carbon/aramid hybrid
      • 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, Roving, multi-end
      • Carbon/aramid hybrid, Roving, panel
      • Carbon/aramid hybrid, Roving, single-end direct
      • Carbon/aramid hybrid, Yarns
      • Carbon/aramid hybrid, Other
    • Ceramic
      • Ceramic, Combination woven roving & chopped strand mat
    • E-Glass
      • E-Glass, Combination woven roving & chopped strand mat
      • E-Glass, Mat, chopped strand
      • E-Glass, Mat, continuous strand
      • E-Glass, Roving, gun
      • E-Glass, Roving, multi-end
      • E-Glass, Roving, panel
      • E-Glass, Roving, single-end direct
      • E-Glass, Surfacing veil
      • E-Glass, Yarns
    • Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type)
      • 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), 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), Surfacing veil
      • Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), Yarns
      • Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), Other
    • Other unimpregnated reinforcement forms
      • Other, Roving, panel
      • Other, Roving, single-end direct
  • Prepregs, thermoset
    • Epoxy
      • Epoxy, 12-inch tape
    • Epoxy, 250 F cure
      • Epoxy, 250 F cure, 3-inch tape
      • Epoxy, 250 F cure, 6-inch tape
      • Epoxy, 250 F cure, 12-inch tape
      • Epoxy, 250 F cure, 60-inch tape
      • Epoxy, 250 F cure, Fabric
      • Epoxy, 250 F cure, Other broadgoods
    • Epoxy, toughened
      • Epoxy, toughened, 3-inch tape
      • Epoxy, toughened, 6-inch tape
      • Epoxy, toughened, 12-inch tape
      • Epoxy, toughened, 60-inch tape
      • Epoxy, toughened, Fabric
  • Adhesives
    • Epoxy
      • Epoxy, Film
  • Core materials and flow media
    • Balsa
    • Inorganic
    • Syntactic core, expanding
    • Syntactic core, nonexpanding
    • Other core materials
Auxiliary processing equipment, repair equipment, and supplies
  • Auxiliary processing equipment
    • Abrasive tools
    • Adhesive applicators
    • Bonding equipment
Fiber converting/prepreg manufacturing equipment
  • Coaters/laminators