Composites Expand the Possibilities for Marine Performance with Thermoplastic and Epoxy Solutions

The marine composites market continues to gain momentum, expected to experience market growth at a rate of 7.40% in the forecast period of 2022 to 2029. Composites One supplies all the commonly used composites products that are supporting this growth, including fiberglass, carbon fiber, and aramid fiber, as well as epoxy resin, thermoplastic resin, polyester resin, vinyl ester resin, and other composite products and materials.

Composites One distributes the highest quality composite materials to the marine market, offering critical benefits like anti-corrosiveness and weight savings. Manufacturers use innovative composites manufacturing processes, such as the closed mold process of vacuum infusion, to construct power boats, sailboats, cruise ships, cargo vessels, naval boats, jet boats, personal watercraft, and other marine vessels. The complete line of products for marine composites manufacturing includes:

  • Fibers: glass fiber, carbon fiber, natural fibers, and others
  • Resins: polyester, vinyl ester, epoxy, thermoplastic, and others

Scout Boats
Composites One customer, Scout Boats, has leveraged the benefits of epoxy in its black 420 LXF epoxy-infused hull. For manufacturers, fabricating hulls that hide imperfections and blemishes can be challenging. By using epoxy resin on the black hull structure, Scout achieved a blemish-free finish while eliminating the labor associated with secondary finishing after demolding the parts and speeding up overall production speed.

In addition to its aesthetic benefits, epoxy resin offers increased strength and stiffness properties, allowing Scout to decrease the number of laminate layers without affecting strength and performance. Scout increased the strength of its new fleet with the epoxy hulls while reducing weight by 15 percent, leading to greater hull speed and reduced fuel consumption.

Learn more about the benefits of composites in marine manufacturing.