Composites are materials that are comprised of strong load-carrying fibre reinforcement embedded in a polymer, known as matrix. The reinforcement results in a very strong and rigid material at very low weight, and the matrix can be combined in many different ways in order to meet specific requirements.
Pultrusion is a process that enables continuous production of composite profiles with constant cross sections and material properties tailored to specific purposes. The method enables very complex shapes to be produced, and ensures consistent quality that can be reproduced.
Properties such as high stiffness, superior mechanical strength to weight ratio, low thermal conductivity and unsurpassed corrosion resistance are highly valued in development of new solutions.
Composite materials have steadily gained ground in nearly all industry sectors – inclusive the building and construction industry – where the fundamental properties of composites offer benefits over conventional materials.
Examples of such applications are:
The pultruded profiles can be painted in any color, foiled or have a wooden finnish. The low thermal conductivity also makes it warm to touch while long lasting and easy to clean.
These benefits have been used in products such as: