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‘Outgassing’ in Composite Materials - blog post image
  • Franklin Fibre Lamitex
  • 16 Jul 2018

‘Outgassing’ in Composite Materials

Lamitex ® composites have been the chosen materials in the aerospace industry for many years due to their high material strength and dimensional stability under extreme conditions. When considering a composite material for spacecraft or aerospace applications it is often imperative that you take into account their outgassing properties. ‘Outgassing’ refers to the discharge of gaseous material (many times water vapor) as a result of an atmospheric change in the environment. For example; if the material or part is exposed to a vacuum or high heat. Due to the manufacturing process and nature of the base material of most laminate composites, trace amounts of water vapor and other gases tend to get into the finished product, making them ‘outgassers’ under extreme conditions. As you can see from the table below, different composites will vary among each other in moisture absorption due to the nature of the filaments and resins used.  

Making Sense of Thermal Analysis of Composites - blog post image
  • Franklin Fibre Lamitex
  • 25 Jun 2018

Making Sense of Thermal Analysis of Composites

Introduction to Thermal Analysis
Thermal analysis covers a group of techniques allowing properties of a sample to be investigated as a function of temperature and/or time. The applied temperature system consists of a sequence of segments where the sample is heated or cooled at a constant rate or held at a constant temperature. In many experiments the atmosphere also plays an important role, the most common atmospheric conditions include inert and oxidizing gases. 

Stanley Black & Decker Rocket Launch  - blog post image
  • Franklin Fibre Lamitex
  • 23 Apr 2018

Stanley Black & Decker Rocket Launch

Congratulations and many thanks to Stanley Black & Decker on the successful launch of their rocket April 7th, 2018! Helping our customers to reach their goals is something we take pride in at Franklin Fibre-Lamitex Corp., and receiving videos of our products in motion is always a welcome bonus. 

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