Composite Materials - Plastics technology from the professionals
Composite materials create new possibilities
A composite material (aka composites) is a material made of two or more homogeneous raw materials bonded together. The aim of the bond is to combine particularly favourable properties of the individual components and thereby create a composite material that meets the desired requirements for the subsequent component. The combination of glass fibres and plastic resin from plastics technology opens up a wide range of possibilities.
Glass-fibre reinforced plastic (GRP) consists of plastic resin and glass-fibre components. Whereas glass fibres are characterised by their special tear strength, the plastic resin ensures the material’s resistance to corrosion and media. Depending on the formula, the proportion and properties of glass fibre and plastic resin vary in order to meet various mechanical and chemical requirements. Due to its extreme load-bearing capacity, in combination with its low weight, the composite material GRP is ideally suited for various areas of application.
In contrast to traditional materials, plastics are particularly impressive when high safety requirements have to be met and the subsequent component is exposed to high mechanical or chemical loads. Depending on the requirements, we change the properties of a basic plastic (polymer) in plastics technology by adding other materials. For example, the tensile strength, elongation at fracture, weather resistance, temperature resistance or corrosion protection of a plastic can be increased by combining it with other materials.
We also define the colour settings or fire protection by means of appropriate material bonds. The special challenge in plastics technology is to create stable, durable bonds that can safely withstand the most varied loads. You can rely on our expertise.
Glass-fibre reinforced plastic can also in turn be used as a component of a composite material. We combine GRP with other plastics such as PVC, PP, PVDF, PE, ECTFE, MFA, FEP and PFA, depending on requirements and the field of application. The resulting material bonds offer you many advantages, just like pure GRP. We would be pleased to inform you about the various possibilities of modern plastics technology.
The manufacturing process depends on the customer’s wishes. If individuality is required, we at Neßler Plastics rely on hand laminating to manufacture GRP moulded parts. Our qualified employees apply the material mixture layer by layer to achieve the desired form. In this way, we can make any thickness, size and shape possible. In addition, we manufacture GRP moulded parts by winding (manually or mechanically) or fibre spraying with the aid of a pump.