Where are Composites Used

Today thermoset composites are used in a wide range of industries including:

Aerospace
Thermoset composites are being specified for wings, fuselages, bulkheads, and other applications in commercial, civilian and military aerospace applications.

Appliance/Business
Thermoset composite are being used in frames, equipment panels, handles and trims in appliances, power tools, business equipment and many other applications.

Thermoset composites for the appliance industry are used in washers, dryers, refrigerators, freezers, ranges, ovens, dishwashers for components that include control panels, handles, knobs, vent trims, side trims, motor housings, kick plates and many others.





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Automotive/Transportation/Farm/Construction
Composites are now being used in vehicle and equipment applications, including, panels, frames, interior components and other parts.

Civil Infrastructure
Some composite infrastructure applications include buildings, roads, bridges and pilings.

Construction
Thermoset composites are replacing many traditional materials for home and offices architectural components including fixtures, doors, wall panels, roofing, window frames, moulding, vanity sinks, shower stalls and even swimming pools.

Corrosive Environments
Composites are ideal for applications in corrosive environments, such as chemical processing plants, pulp and paper converting, oil and gas refineries and water treatment facilities.  Common applications include fans, grating, tanks, ducts, hoods, pumps and cabinets.

Electrical
With strong dielectric properties including arc and track resistance, Thermoset components include substation equipment, microwave antennas, standoffs and pole line hardware and printed wiring boards. Applications and components include switchgear,  motor controls,  standoff insulators, control system components,  circuit breakers,  arc chutes, arc shields, terminal blocks,  terminal boards,  metering devices,  bus supports and lighting components.

Marine
With their corrosion resistance and light-weighting attributes, Marine composite applications include boat hulls, bulkheads and other components for military, commercial and recreational boats and ships.





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