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Graphene composites may lower corrosion in leading edges

Composites are used in many industries because they offer superior corrosion resistance compared to metals and other traditional materials. The modern airplane has especially benefited from the corrosion resistance of composites, and new graphene composites may be poised to help lower corrosion in one of the key areas of modern planes: leading edges. How graphene Read More…

Corrosion doesn’t phase basalt composites

One of the biggest benefits of composites is they have a strong resistance to many forms of corrosion. This is one reason why they’re used so extensively in applications for the marine and oil and gas industries, among others. Continuous fiber basalt composites are one example of a composite that offers superior corrosion resistance compared Read More…

Canadian composites are helping people upgrade their boats

Canada is a country that’s producing more and more products from composites. This includes everything from airplane wings to composite decking materials. However, one type of Canadian composite product type that may have been overlooked is composite sailboat upgrades. A few of the composite sailboat upgrades made in Canada Composites have a long history in Read More…

Aerospace composites make auxiliary fuel tanks lighter

The use of composites in the aerospace sector has grown astronomically over the past decade and will likely continue to grow in the near future. This growth is thanks to the fact that composites are being used to create structures from wings to radomes. Now, composites are helping military aircraft inside, too, with composite auxiliary Read More…

Corrosion-resistant composites help protect steel

Steel is crucial to the operations of many industries across the world. Ever since steel became easier for humans to mass-produce, it’s been the go-to choice for construction and several other applications. Steel offers many advantages, including production speed, low costs, high strength and ease of use. However, steel has one main disadvantage that causes Read More…

The fight against corrosion is driving the growth of composites

Every year, metallic materials used in a variety of industries are damaged by corrosion. As this happens, the need to repair, replace or upgrade equipment drives up the expenses of many businesses, including those in the maritime, industrial, aerospace and energy industries. Since corrosion is such an expensive and common issue, many businesses are taking Read More…

Pipelines improve performance with composite materials

Pipelines transport oil, gas and other materials vital to the function of society. It’s important to keep the contents of the pipes contained not only because it’s expensive to lose material to leaks, but because leaks can damage the environment. One of the biggest threats to the integrity of modern pipelines is corrosion. Corrosion causes Read More…

Advancements in composites are good news for the maritime industry

Corrosion is the number one enemy of the maritime industry. It costs anywhere between $50 to $80 billion per year. The reason being is for the historic and continued use of metals in maritime applications. The salt found in the ocean is one of the most corrosive agents to metal. Some marine industries have tried Read More…

Overcoming the cost of corrosion with composites

Corrosion is one of the most expensive forms of failure that can affect materials such as pipes, tanks and boats. Historically, corrosion has been the cause of a large percentage of pipeline failures and other material failures. These failures often result in expensive problems not only because you have to replace the corroded material, but Read More…

The IMAGINE Act champions infrastructure composites

Infrastructure composites have been around for decades now, but the U.S. government has been slow to adopt these materials in infrastructure projects. However, the recent introduction of the IMAGINE Act may be a sign that this is about to change. How the IMAGINE Act promotes infrastructure composites Composite materials have become available for a variety Read More…

Composites support military communications at US base

Composites are probably most famously used by the United States military in aerospace applications like the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber and the F-22 Raptor fighter jet. However, composites are also playing an unsung role in rehabilitating the corrosion-plagued support infrastructure of the military, especially in new communications towers. Benefits offered by composite military communications towers Read More…

Composites tackle the problem of in-ground pipe corrosion

Composites have become prominent in many industries due to their high corrosion resistance. In the past three years especially, composite pipe liners have emerged as a fix for the corroding in-ground water and sewer pipes across the United States. The benefits of using composite pipe liners to fix in-ground pipe corrosion All across the country, Read More…

Corrosion-Resistant Composites: Benefits for Semi-Trailers

Corrosion resistance is one benefit to composites bring to many transportation applications. Composites are used in everything from aircraft to ships. However, one transportation application that particularly benefits from composites is semi-trailers. Corrosion resistance and other benefits composites offer semi-trailers One tool that’s extremely important to the U.S. transportation industry is the semi-trailer, and these Read More…