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Can Fiberglass Pultrusion make Wood Products stronger?

Composite products have brought a new debate of preference – original woof or composite materials? They both have their profits and shortcomings, but with newer applications, the composite edge is being explored much better.  Wood has its appeal for natural texture and strength. But here we will look into wood composites and how they can […]

5 Reasons that make Epoxy Resin ideal for your Food Safe Projects this year

Epoxy Resin is popular for many reasons and applications due to its versatility, but in this article, we will look into how it works wonders for food safety in products.  Epoxy Resins are completely Food Safe Epoxy resins are made from materials that are natural and biocompatible, namely – polyepoxides and polyphenols.  They are in […]

Pultrusion Rods as the Efficient Substitute for Conventional Materials

Traditional materials such as steel, metals, and wood are gradually becoming a pain for projects due to their raw material, processing, and logistics costs. Because of this, project managers have started looking into replacing the traditional materials. Here comes fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) into the picture, as the best-served substitute. For instance, FRP rebars are known […]

Recycling Efforts for FRP Composites

The use of pultruded materials has instigated a lot of discourse about its environmental benefits, however, there’s a gray area about the end of their useful life. Can they be reused then? Fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites have the possibility of being recycled through pultrusion, by grinding and thermal reclaiming of fibers. The current options produce […]

FRP in Telecommunication

Pultrusion is gaining popularity when it comes to manufacturing composite parts across various applications. In the advanced world where technology is at the forefront, engineers in industries like infrastructure, oil, and gas, architecture, and telecommunications have realized fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites to be the best fit for the products. To live up to the demands […]

Fire Retardant Resins And their Benefits

Fire retardant resin systems are represented within two major groups. 1. Halogenated Fire Retardants 2. Non-Halogenated Fire Retardants Halogenated Fire Retardant Resin: The halogenated Fire retardant resins are generally less expensive and have better performance, are easier to process, andhave better physical properties. Disadvantages of halogenated Fire retardant Resins are, their high toxicity levels,high smoke […]

The differences between commodity and speciality resins

Generally, the two broad types of plastic resins are – commodity and engineered /speciality. For manufacturers, it can be crucial to understand the key differences amongst these categories so the right resin can be suggested for any application. In this article, we will discuss and compare commodity versus engineering resins, along with the most common […]

All About the Types of Resin and Their Uses

Resins are generally considered a family of substances that are viscous and convert into rigid polymers through a curing process. A resin can occur both naturally as well as synthetic – made in the labs, while many of the artificial can come close to their natural counterparts – a lot of them have very different […]

What Are Reactive Polyamide Resins?

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About Polyamide Resins Polyamide resins are high-molecular-weight polymers that contain amide linkages in their molecular composition. Nylon and Aramid resins are the subcategories of Synthetic polyamides, which are popular for commercial applications. These resins are distributed as reactive or nonreactive. The reactive category is utilized primarily as curing agents for epoxy resins which are used […]

Silicone Epoxy Resin for Thermal Barrier Coatings

Where Is A Silicon Epoxy Resin Used? An Epoxy resin solution has been a reliable yet versatile polymer system for a long time in the industry due to its impeccable electrical insulation properties. They are additionally used for their great adhesion to a big variety of substrates, chemical, and thermal resistance, as well as enhanced […]