Composites, laminates or hard fabrics are often used because of their electrical insulation properties, temperature resistance, rigidity, and compressive strength and wear resistance. These characteristics provide these materials with a unique position within our delivery program.
Composites are pressed under high pressure with synthetic resin, a support material and possibly additives. The type of support material determines the strength of the material. This can vary from paper inlays, cotton fabric, glass fibre mats, glass fabric to aramid or carbon fibres or combinations of them. The most used types of synthetic resins are phenol, polyester, epoxy, silicone and polyimide resins. The final combination of the reinforcing material and the synthetic resin determines the properties and the area of application.