Composite

Composite comes from the Latin word 'componere'. Composite materials occurs when two or more substances are combined (physical and not chemical). This will create a new material with special, targeted and superior properties.

A basic advantage with composite materials is the extreme flexibility in form and strength.

The technical properties is a function of

the qualities and characteristics, combinations of substances (matrix, reinforcement, curing agent, additives), production processes and production conditions.

The possibilities are endless.

Composite has, in many areas, replaced traditional materials like steel, wood and concrete and today airplanes, trains, ships and tanks are mostly produced with

composite materials.

Composite materials can be recycled with or without processing.

By recycling composite materials they achieves largely similar data/properties and even in some cases improved properties in comparison with new materials.

Benefits of composite materials

- High specific rigidity –
- High specific strength –
- Low weight
- Good fatigue properties / attenuation properties
- Good corrosion resistance
- Attractive surface finish
- Competitive materials / production costs
- Inexpensive design optimization
- Directional tailored properties



Technical Information - composite

Material properties comparison between a type of fiberglass-reinforced polyester (GAP) and PVC, aluminum, steel and wood.



Strength, flexibility and durability in composite materials are made clear in this Crash-Test done by Texas A&M university, where a concrete wall reinforced with composite profiles stops a 36 Tons Truck!



Qualities
 Corrosion- and temperature
 resistance

 Low weight, great strength
 and longevity

 Thermal and electrical
 insulation

 Noise reducing and flexible

 Anti-magnetic and moisture
 resistant

 Low thermal expansion
 coefficient

 Freedom of design and colors

 Easy processing/installation
 »on site«

 Sparkless and metal-free

 Electro-magnetic transparency

 Chemical resistance

 Minimum maintenance

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