Benefits of composites

The rapidly growing popularity of composites as one of the "New Age" materials is based on its outstanding integral qualities which include e.g.:

 

LIGHT WEIGHT

Composites have a specific gravity one quarter that of steel and two thirds that of aluminium. Saving weight means saving in costs in many applications. Lightweight composite products are easy to install and easy to handle.

 

HIGH STRENGTH AND STIFFNESS

Superior strength to weight ratio compared to steel and aluminium. Stiffness properties outperform plastic and other non metallic materials

 

EXCELLENT THERMAL INSULATION PROPERTIES

Glassfibre is an excellent insulating material - it does not conduct heat or cold, thus ensuring thermal efficiency  of the composites. These properties are essential e.g. in composite profiles for windows and doors and refrigerated vehicles
 

GOOD CHEMICAL AND CORROSION RESISTANCE

Composites offer superior resistance to acid, salt, alkali and electrochemical environment and are an ideal choice in harsh environments such as water treatment and shoreside constructions and downhole oil and gas applications

 

DESIGN FLEXIBILITY

Composite materials offer the designers possibility to integrate functions in one and the same profile and to create complicatedshapes, which is not possible with other materials. This results in reduction of  parts required and enables easier installation.

 

          

DURABILITY

No frequent maintenance nor replacement is needed. Together with composites’ longlife span, composites are a preferred choice for lasting performance

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