How the Pultrusion Process Helps Car Crash Victims

The pultrusion process can be used to make a wide variety of composite products for industries such as aerospace, construction  and chemical processing. However, this process also allows first responders to have the best of tools for dealing with a motor vehicle accident. 

What Is the Pultrusion Process?

The pultrusion process is one of several ways of creating composite materials for a variety of applications. In this process, various types of composite fibers are pulled through a catalyzed resin bath. The soaked fibers are then pulled into a heated metal die that has the shape of the desired product. While passing through the die, the fibers are cured and compacted into their final shape, and then automated saws cut the material to the desired length. 

Why Composites Made in the Pultrusion Process Are Used for Rescue Struts

One place that tools made with the pultrusion process are important is in motor vehicle accidents. In many accident scenarios, the vehicle winds up on its side or roof as a result of the crash, and these positions create danger for the victims and the rescuers attempting to help them. The most significant issue with unstable vehicle positions is that the vehicle may shift during rescue operations and further injure the crash victim or injure the rescue crew. 

Composite rescue struts are devices that have many applications in rescue and shoring operations, including stabilizing vehicles after a motor vehicle after a crash. In the unstable vehicle position scenario, composite struts are deployed to stabilize the position of the vehicle. Thus, these composite tools allow rescuers to aid victims without worrying about injury-increasing position shifts. 

Composite rescue struts are manufactured by the pultrusion process in order to take advantage of the many advantages that composite materials offer over traditional materials, such as wood or metals. The advantages of composite struts include:

  • High strength
  • Light weight
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Non-conductive properties
  • Manufacturing defects practically nonexistent

Thanks to all of these benefits of composite materials manufactured by the pultrusion process, rescue struts can help first responders to stabilize loads ranging from 4,000 to 18,000 pounds and have a better chance of helping car accident victims without self-injury. 

Composites One Is the Leading North American Distributor of Composite Materials

If you’re looking for composite materials, personal protective equipment or epoxy, polyester or vinyl ester resins for your pultrusion process, then Composites One is the company you’ve been searching for. Our dedicated, customer-centered team is located at 41 locations across the United States and Canada, and we offer more than 2,000 products from more 600 suppliers all in one convenient place. For more information about obtaining supplies for your composite products manufacturing process, contact the team at Composites One now.