Materials – Resin
A number of composite properties are determined by the resin. Resin, though not carrying the load of the part, transfers load between fibers. Resin provides the sensitive fiber, protection from damage.
Optimum composite design starts by selecting resin, best suited for the application environment. As the load sharing and fiber protection services of the resin degrade from environmental attack, so will the composite properties.
Improved Strength Under Variable Conditions
Under specific environmental conditions different formulations offer the ability to optimize Tensile, Compressive and shear moduli as well as Impact resistance. Some resins offer better temperature performance at cryogenic, others up to 500F.
There is an unlimited pool of components to tailor specific performance for our composite parts depending on the conditions of life cycle demands.
Each resin shows specific strength performance characteristics under influence of the following variables:
- Chemicals such as Acid, alkali, salt, solvents, oils and fuels
Resin Dominated Properties
Resins display specific physical characteristics strongly influencing composite performances (more so in the transverse direction) such as:
- Thermal expansion
- Electrical Conductivity
- Dielectric strength
- Thermal conductivity
- Water absorption