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Corrosion Resistance of Composite Materials Makes Them Ideal for Boat Fittings

The marine environment is an extremely corrosive one thanks to the highly corrosive effects of salt water, so it seems logical that composite materials are a great fit for maritime applications because of their natural corrosion resistance. In spite of this and other benefits of composite fittings, many boats are still using metal fittings that Read More…

Composites Increase Corrosion Resistance in Shipping Containers

Composites have a growing number of applications to help improve corrosion resistance in infrastructure projects, aerospace products and others. One of the biggest industries where corrosion is a major problem is the marine shipping industry. Traditional all-metal shipping containers have corrosion issues in saltwater environments, and composite containers can provide a much greater level of Read More…

Corrosion Resistance of Composite Materials Makes Them Ideal for Boat Fittings

The marine environment is an extremely corrosive one thanks to the highly corrosive effects of salt water, so it seems logical that composite materials are a great fit for maritime applications because of their natural corrosion resistance. In spite of this and other benefits of composite fittings, many boats are still using metal fittings that Read More…

Composites Increase Corrosion Resistance in Shipping Containers

Composites have a growing number of applications to help improve corrosion resistance in infrastructure projects, aerospace products and others. One of the biggest industries where corrosion is a major problem is the marine shipping industry. Traditional all-metal shipping containers have corrosion issues in saltwater environments, and composite containers can provide a much greater level of Read More…

Composites and Marine Infrastructure: Protecting Our Piers

One of the most important pieces of marine infrastructure is pier protection systems. Such systems are designed to protect bridge piers, electrical tower piers and other in-water pier structures from being struck by boats or barges. Pier protection systems are essential factors in ensuring the safety and longevity of in-water pier structures, and these systems Read More…

Marine Infrastructure Benefits from Composites in Docks

Like other parts of the American infrastructure, the marine infrastructure has the challenges that go part in parcel with aging. Decades of neglect have led to crumbling concrete, rotting wood and rusting metal in many of the marinas, ports and shipping facilities on U.S. shorelines. In order to upgrade marine infrastructure and provide businesses with Read More…

Composites Set Sail

A race around the world and a race against time inspired 20 skippers to embark on a chance at the ultimate title. The Vendée Globe is the only single-handed, non-stop, round-the-world yacht race and is regarded as a critical test of individual endurance. Founded in 1989 by Philippe Jeantot, a French deep sea diver, the Read More…

Composites in Marine

Composite materials are those in which strengthening material like carbon fibers, fiberglass or aramid fibers are reinforced in a resin to make a much stronger material with improved material properties for different applications. They offer higher strength to weight ratio than traditional wood or steel material structures and can require less skill to generate a Read More…

Marine Composites

The marine market is the most deeply penetrated of all end markets served by the composites industry. Yachts, sailboats and other craft make substantial use of gel coat, core material, glass fiber and, in some applications, carbon fiber. Learn more: http://www.compositesworld.com/zones/marine-composites

American Composites Manufacturers Association Certification Program

The Certified Composites Technician (CCT) program is the industry’s gold standard for composites training. It is designed to strengthen industry standards, elevate production performance, upgrade individual levels of knowledge and skill and offer public recognition to those who demonstrate a prescribed level of expertise in a specific composites specialization. The program was created by ACMA Read More…