Composites have been around for hundreds of years in the form of mud/straw bricks, papier mache and concrete – all combinations of two or more materials.
These days, ‘composites’ means a polymer resin reinforced with glass, kevlar or carbon fibres.
Composites are very strong, flexible, lightweight, non-conductive, insulating and weather-proof. They often replace traditional wood or metals.
Composites are versatile – they can be moulded into complex shapes, colours and textures to suit thousands of applications … aircraft, boats, automobiles, racing cars, bath tubs, shower enclosures, swimming pools, spa pools, fuel storage tanks, water tanks, roofing, pipes, building structures, cladding, kayaks, surfboards, racing bicycles, motorbikes, playground equipment, medical casts, tool handles, etc.
Composites processes that we use
State-of-the-art technology, whereby resin is introduced to the mould under a vacuum. Once all the reinforcing fibres and core have been wetted out, the final item is light weight and maximum strength with a precision finish.
- Optimal resin-to-fibre ratio
- Stronger laminate
- Minimum weight
- Lower number of voids
- Reduced operator exposure to harmful chemicals
- Reduced resin usage with cost savings
- Easier ply lay-up
- High quality exposed carbon finish if desired