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Composite materials (or composites for short) are engineered materials made from two or more constituent materials that remain separate and distinct on a macroscopic level while forming a single component.

 

There are two categories of constituent materials: matrix and reinforcement. At least one portion (fraction) of each type is required. The matrix material surrounds and supports the reinforcement materials by maintaining their relative positions. The reinforcements impart special physical (mechanical and electrical) properties to enhance the matrix properties. A synergism produces material properties unavailable from naturally occurring materials. Due to the wide variety of matrix and reinforcement materials available, the design potential is incredible. 

 

 

 

Glassfiber roving strands

 

 

This great variety has resulted in an enormous lexicon that confounds both new and experienced students. Names and descriptors arise from the respective experiences of different perspectives. While different industries use different terms to describe the same things, the same term can be applied in vastly different contexts.

 

Many commercially produced composites use a polymer matrix material often called a resin or resin solution. There are many different polymers available depending upon the starting raw ingredients. There are several broad categories, each with numerous variations. The most common categories are known as polyester, vinyl ester, epoxy, phenolic, polyimide, polyamide, and others. The reinforcement materials are often fibers but also commonly ground minerals. Fibers are often transformed into a textile material such as a felt, fabric, knit or stitched construction.

 

 

COMPOSITE DIRECTORY

 

 

 

 

Bluebird BE2 GRP bodywork

 

 

 

 

CUSTOM MOLDING & REPAIR SERVICE

 

Sussex Composites specialise in producing quality GRP (glass) and CRE (carbon) fiber mouldings, production laminating and repairs using polyester, vinalester and epoxy resins, to our customers requirements.

 

 

 

Send us details of your project by email - or telephone

 

 

We can develop your ideas through the pattern & mould making stages to the finished product, on a one off or a production basis.

 

We are also committed to working closely with our customers to provide them with a service that will meet with all their requirements. The majority of our work is moulding, we nevertheless have strong ties to the marine industry, in the way of repairs modifications and manufacture.

 

During our time in the GRP industry we have manufactured a diverse range of products, These include theme park animals, planters, architectural mouldings, guards/covers, automotive components, models, slides, boats and more.

 

We repair classic racing cars and also produce fibreglass parts by skilled craftsmen with 25 years experience in the trade.

 

In most cases, we will advise by return and if unable to assist, do our very best to put you in touch with an alternative service.

 

 

 



Sussex Composites Limited
The Old Steam House
Herstmonceux, East Sussex. 
BN27 1RF

 

Contact: Nelson Kruschandl

Tel: +44 (0)1323 831727

Mobile: +44 (0)7905 147709

 

nelson @ solarnavigator.net

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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