Exel Composites

High performance FST composites for public transport

Considering the fire, smoke, and toxicity (FST) properties of the materials used in transport systems, such as buses, trains, and trams, can mean the difference between life and death. Reinforced fibre composites designed to resist the spread of fire and suppress smoke and toxic gases can give people valuable seconds and minutes to evacuate in an emergency.
1 week ago

Thermoplastic coatings and composites

Generally, composites, such as glass fibre and carbon fibre, are popular materials among manufacturers because of their light weight and mechanical properties compared to traditional materials, such as steel and aluminium. Composites can also be designed to take advantage of special coatings that help aid their integration into a product while improving functionality. Patrick Loock, segment business owner for products and applications at composite tubes and profiles manufacturer Exel Composites, discusses how composites manufactured with thermoplastic functional coatings can allow more control of properties such as friction, adhesion, and finish.
1 month ago

The future of thermoplastics

Thermoplastics are changing the composite market, with their promise of re-usability and sustainability. In fact, reports from Marketsandmarkets show that the thermoplastic composites market is projected to reach USD 36 billion by 2024. Here Kim Sjödahl, senior vice-president, R&D and Technology of global composites manufacturer Exel Composites, shares insight on the rise of the thermoplastic.
2 years ago

A window to a greener world

Gert De Roover, building, construction and infrastructure manager at Exel Composites, explains why composite materials contribute to the drive for greener buildings.
2 years ago

The push and pull of composite manufacturing

Weighing up material options usually comes down to cost — but there are a variety of factors to consider before making a purchase. Considering the pros and cons of the materials you choose can even come down to the process in which they are made. Exel Composites’ head of marketing, Robert Glass looks at the options.
3 years ago

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