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Composites

 The term “composite” or “composite material” describes a compound material made up of several different materials. The foundation of the products manufactured by Amberplastic, UAB is reinforcing material (synthetic fibre or filament) and binding material (resin). On its own, each material does not have the same properties as it does when it is combined. All the fibrous material used in manufacture (glass fibre, carbon fibre, aramid fibre) can be cut or trimmed, whereas hardened resin is brittle. However, when they are combined, a reaction takes place and the mixed material acquires the following properties:

  • Light weight (70 % lighter than steel and 30 % lighter than aluminium);

  • High mechanical strength with excellent fatigue resistance and high impact strength;

  • Resistant to temperature variations (from -100 °C to +220 °C);

  • Superior corrosion resistance;

  • Good thermal insulation;

  • Durable;

  • Maintenance-free;

  • Applicable to specific requirements (abrasion resistant, electrically non-conductive and fire-retarding).

Composites are widely used by manufacturers of products and components for boats (particularly yachts), the chemical industry (tanks, pipes), motor vehicles (body parts), aviation (aircraft fuselages), space craft, construction (beams, roofs), wind turbines (blades), furniture and leisure and sporting goods (rowboats, oars, skis).