OPPORTUNITIES in REINFORCED COMPOSITESMaterials
- Fibre: only Glass – various forms (Roving, CSM, WR, Cloth, Chopped Strands, Milled Fibre, “Combi” Mat / Stitched Mat, Cont. Strand Mat), types of glass.
- Thermoset resins – Polyester / Vinyl Ester, Epoxy, Phenolic.
- Hybrids Why are Polyesters popular?
Basket of properties
- Concrete Shuttering / Waffle
- Electrical Laminate
- Tube Well Pipe & Strainer
- 3-Wheeler Body
- Manhole Cover
- Kitchen Module
- Modular Housing / Shelter
- Amusement Park Equipment, Pleasure Boat
- Solar Thermal Unit
Concrete Shuttering / Waffle
- much longer life – low cost / application
- excellent dimensional stability
- eliminates post-casting work (chipping etc)
- substantially lower weight
- easier, cheaper transportation & handling
- integrated construction – minimises joints
- superior strength
- superb resistance to moisture
- does not stick to concrete
- corrosion resistant
- perfect dimensional accuracy
Amusement Park & Water Park Equipment
- Many amusement parks and water parks have come up around Calcutta.
- All these parks have rides, boats etc in composites.
- Poor awareness - terrible quality - maintenance and safety issues
- Opportunity for concept selling