Composites, textiles and reinforcements includes finished composite materials as well as component materials used to construct composites such as matrix resins, fillers, reinforcements, textiles, fibers, reinforcements and core materials.
Activated carbon is used to remove pollutants from air or water streams, both in the field and in industrial processes such as spill cleanup, groundwater remediation, drinking water filtration, air purification, and the capture of VOCs.
Aramid fiber and fabrics consists of bulk, chopped fibers, continuous strands or woven cloth forms of aromatic polyamide thermoplastic for reinforcing polymer matrix composites and other applications.
Carbon fiber and carbon fiber cloth consist of bulk, chopped fibers, continuous strands or woven cloth forms of carbon or graphite. Carbon and graphite are used in reinforcing composites as well as other specialized electrical and thermal applications.
Ceramic insulation and textiles are fibrous refractories or thermal insulation products that consist of ceramic fibers in bulk, cloth, batting, paper or rope forms.
Coated fabrics consist of woven and non-woven cloth with a coating or resin applied to the surface or saturated into the bulk of the material to provide some additional property.
Composite Fillers and Reinforcements are additives used to extend, strengthen and/or modify plastics, composites, adhesives, coatings and other materials
Composites and composite materials typically consist of a matrix and a dispersed, fibrous or continuous second phase. The second phase may reinforce the material, alter electrical or magnetic properties, or enhance wear or erosion resistance.
Cordage, rope and webbing are made of many natural and/or synthetic fibers that are twisted and/or braided or woven into a length.
Fibers and filaments consist of bulk, chopped fibers or strands and continuous monofilaments of materials and are used in reinforcing composites as well as other specialized electrical and thermal applications.
Foam cores and foam core materials are low density, high porosity materials used between structural skins to form a cored laminate with increased stiffness. Industrial foams consist of low density elastomers, plastics, or other materials with internal open or closed porosity.
Foams and foam materials are industrial products made from low density elastomers, plastics and other materials with various structures and porosities.
Honeycombs and honeycomb materials are specialized low density, large celled materials used as core materials, architectural panels, sound attenuation, and for other specialized applications.
Industrial fabrics consist of woven or non-woven cloth made from natural or synthetic materials.
Metal powders are finely divided or powdered metals used in fabricating sintered parts, thermal spraying, filling plastics, and other specialized applications.
Minerals, aggregates and sands consist of bulk or particulate forms of silicates, clays, calcium carbonate, wollastonite, aggregates and other additives used to extend, fill, strengthen or modify plastics, coatings, adhesives, and other materials.
Natural fibers and fabrics consist of bulk fibers, yarns, or woven cloth manufactured from plant materials such as cotton, wool, linen (flax), sisal, jute, hemp, or silk.
Nonwovens are fiber-based products that are formed into mats of randomly-oriented fibers, felt, needlepunched cloth, spunbond, or meltblown structures.
Polymer and plastic composites are strengthened with fibers, fillers, particulates, powders and other matrix reinforcements to provide improved strength and/or stiffness. Examples include fiber reinforced plastics (FRPs), sheet molding compounds (SMCs), bulk molding compounds (BMCs), pre-preg materials, and fabricated composite parts.
Roving and yarn are fibers twisted into a feedstock for weaving cloth or reinforcing composites.
Specialty fibers, fabrics and textiles are based upon a unique composition, weave, or technology, and are designed for specialized applications.
Synthetic fibers and synthetic fabrics consist of bulk fibers, yarns, woven cloth or other textile products manufactured from polymer-based materials such as polyamide (nylon), polyester, aramid, or other spun thermoplastics.