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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…

Water Treatment Industry Benefits from Corrosion-Resistant Vinyl Ester and Polyester Resin Composites

Water treatment can involve highly corrosive chemicals like bleach, and raw materials like saltwater. Over time, these chemicals can wear away at corrosion-prone metals in piping, tanks and vessels. Corrosion-resistant materials like vinyl ester resin can be certified to environmental and industry standards to create a corrosion-resistant composite that withstands wastewater and freshwater treatment. Fiber Read More…

Polyester: A Variety of Formulations for Specific Applications

Composites are composed of advanced fiber reinforcements with a high-end resin formulation. The resin matrix is responsible for holding the material together, so it is critical to utilize a quality resin formulation. Polyester resins with fiberglass components have been the fundamental foundation of the composites industry for decades. Manufacturers use polyester resins because there are Read More…