Sports and Recreation Composites

Golf clubs, tennis rackets, hockey sticks and bicycles benefit from the high strength and light weight qualities of composites — particularly carbon fiber composites. Filament winding is the dominant manufacturing process in this market.
Features

Styrene ≠ polystyrene: An important distinction for composites

Definitions are important when discussing technology. Although often used interchangeably, the terms styrene and polystyrene refer to different materials.
Features

US styrene-reduction mandates: Go or no-go?

Legislative changes are slow in coming, but technology forges ahead.

New Product Announcements
New Product

BASF develops particle foam based on polyethersulfone

New foam is characterized by high-temperature resistance, inherent flame retardancy and light weight coupled with good stiffness and strength.