Composites One

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Composites One

Introduced over 50 years ago, composites are fiber-reinforced plastics used in a variety of products, applications and industries. While the term "composite" can apply to any combination of individual materials, Composites One focuses on fibers, primarily glass, that have been impregnated with a plastic resin matrix. Combining glass fibers with resin matrix results in composites that are strong, lightweight, corrosion-resistant and dimensionally stable.

They also provide good design flexibility and high dielectric strength, and usually require lower tooling costs. Because of these advantages, composites are being used in a growing number of industries, such as recreational boating applications.

Design Flexibility

One of composites' main advantages is how their components - glass fiber and resin matrix - complement each other. While thin glass fibers are quite strong, they are also susceptible to damage. Certain plastics are relatively weak, yet extremely versatile and tough. Combining these two components together, however, results in a material that is more useful than either is separately.


Glass-reinforced composites gain their strength from thin glass fibers set within their resin matrix. These strong, stiff fibers carry the load while the resin matrix spreads the load imposed on the composite. A wide variety of properties can be achieved by selecting the proper glass type, filament diameter, sizing chemistry and fiber forms (e.g., roving, fabric, etc.).

Fibers made primarily from silica-based glass containing several metal oxides offer excellent thermal and impact resistance, high tensile strength, good chemical resistance and outstanding insulating properties.

Products Description

Wholesales Reinforced Plastic Products Chemicals including Bio Chemicals and Gas Materials