Why consider composites as a structural material?
Thermoset composites are prized for their robust properties and design flexibility. From world class weight adjusted strength and stiffness to corrosion resistance, to toughness and fatigue resistance, composites have found use in the most demanding mechanical and structural applications under, on, and above the earth.
A composite is produced from a resin matrix and a reinforcing substrate. By selecting component materials for specific properties, Norplex-Micarta structural composites can be tailored to meet specific design objectives for use in environments from absolute zero to 250 C and beyond.
Your custom composite is within reach
There’s nothing exotic about custom materials. We develop them every day. Our chemists and engineers have produced hundreds of materials for thousands of applications—more than 200 grades. Our significant technical data and in-house testing capability is the starting point for your new application, accelerating the design process.
Destined for repeatable performance
When design engineers come to us for a material solution, they also get the manufacturing capability and capacity to deliver it.
From standard products to those that are uniquely produced for a single application, our structural materials are manufactured in accordance with ISO and PSM standards. Our production approach minimizes variation relative to other composite manufacturing techniques, resulting in materials that are produced economically in large volumes.