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Materials

Materials

Custom Tailored Material Design Solutions

Multiple fiber reinforcement, resins and modifier options are available.

General Fiber Behavior

Tensile and compressive load is carried in the fiber direction; therefore orientation tailors the loading capability. The orientation aspect of fibrous composites provides unique ability to save material weight where little or no load carrying capability is required.

Fiber Options

Standard and high modulus Carbon, E-glass, S-glass, and Polyester are common fibers used in the majority of design solutions. Kevlar, basalt, ceramics and others are available for special projects.

Resin Performance

Each resin provides unique advantages to composite performance. Resins dominate environmental composite performance. Depending on temperature, UV and chemical environmental conditions each resin performs differently, we’ll help you select the best one for your needs…

Diverse Resin Selection

CCDI’s resin selection includes epoxies, polyester, vinyl ester, cyanate ester, phenolic and others.

Resin Characteristics

Resins provide lightweight densities lower than .044 lb/cuin (1.2 g/cc), excellent toughness, corrosion performance, low smoke and tailored conductivity performance.

Modifiers

Resin modifiers are chemical additions to the resin mix which can speed cure times, increase toughness, change conductivity and temperature performance or improve processing variables. We work with a number of suppliers who provide resin modifiers to help meet processing and design requirements.

Fillers

Inert Fillers improve strength and processing properties. Fillers such as glass microspheres, nanoclay, and milled fiber improves toughness, strength, and temperature performance and may reduce weight.