Composite Properties

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Composite Properties

If there can be no compromise on the excellent performance of a structure or material, it is worth considering composite materials as an alternative to conventional materials. Composites outperform conventional materials in many ways:
  • Lightweight
    Composite structures are lighter than those made of conventional materials. This results in handling advantages, more effective loads and quicker moving parts.
  • Mechanical strength
    The good mechanical properties of composite materials, combined with their light weight, enable optimal structural designs.

  • Rigidity
    Their excellent rigidity enables the construction of large structural components.

  • Dimensional stability
    Composite structures maintain their dimensions through a wide temperature range, resulting in more accurate assemblies.

  • Chemical resistance
    Composites tolerate different chemical environments - both acids and alkalis - exceptionally well.

  • Corrosion resistance
    This property reduces maintenance costs and extends product life.

  • Integration of properties
    The flexibility that composites bring to design makes it possible to integrate and optimise those particular properties that customers want and require.

  • Energy absorption
    Their excellent ability to absorb energy makes composites superior for ballistic applications, especially where mobility is important.

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