A composite material is a macroscopic combination of two or more distinct materials that have a recognizable interface between them.
That is the textbook definition, but the practical explanation is that composite materials are high-strength, lightweight, and corrosion-resistant, and can be customized for any number of applications. Because of these qualities, composites are able to solve the issues that manufacturers face with the traditional use of steel. We are here to provide structures that are the solutions to your design challenges.
A wide variety of properties can be achieved through the proper selection of fiber type, fiber orientation and the resin matrix of the composite structure required for your application. Strong, stiff fibers carry the load and the resin matrix distributes the load evenly.
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Amalga Composites has the technical background and experience to engineer a variety of resin systems for thermoset plastics.
The proven composite structures described on this page have been fabricated with anhydride-cured epoxy systems, which offer superior strength and stiffness properties, minimal shrinkage, and excellent resistance to corrosion, abrasion and impact.
Typical room temperature properties of the unfilled anhydride cured epoxy resin system.
More than 90 percent of the fiber used in composites are glass
Typical room temperature properties of E-glass, S-glass and commercial carbon fibers.
Orientation refers to the fiber direction in the laminate. Combining various orientations with the available resins and fiber types creates a wide range of structural properties.
Choose from fiber orientations listed on this page for mechanical properties.