Norplex-Micarta’s approach to application and material development.
Norplex-Micarta approaches each development opportunity with a core set of guiding principles:
Commitment | Collaboration | Creativity
Our commitment to the composites industry is shown through our dedication to helping customers solve demanding challenges. There are many reasons to choose composite materials, such as:
- lighter weight
- electrical and thermal insulation
- specific strength and modulus
- corrosion resistance
- temperature tolerance
- part consolidation and design flexibility
Once engineers and designers begin to consider composites, our team is ready to support the material selection, development, characterization, and ramp up. We support many industry associations through membership and active participation such as: ASTM, ACMA, IACMI, SPE, SAMPE, and IEC.
Collaboration with customers is key to solving the demands of modern designs. And our approach to every customer is unique. Sometimes a quick answer is all that is needed. Other times, a highly structured and rigorous design, development, and analysis process is required. No matter the complexity or scale, our applications engineers ensure that technical and commercial requirements are communicated and understood, regularly holding reviews with customers as appropriate.
Composites are a designers dream — they have limitless customization and optimization options. This feature of composites allows everyone to arrive at creative technical and business solutions to problems. To help those interested in utilizing composite materials, the Norplex-Micarta whitepaper “Designing with Composites” lays out the engineering fundamentals.