Applications of Polymers and Composites in the Oil and Natural Gas Exploration and Production Industry

December 2018

The oil and natural gas exploration and production industry requires the use of materials providing many different combinations of outstanding performance characteristics, often under extremely demanding application conditions.  

Applications of Polymer Matrix Composites

December 2018

Polymer matrix composites are defined as materials comprising a matrix polymer and inclusions within that matrix polymer. 

Both thermoset polymers and thermoplastic polymers can be used as matrix polymers.  The term binder is also often used to describe the matrix polymer since it holds together (and thus it “binds”) the inclusions. 

Electrical and Electronics Applications of Polymers and Composites

December 2018

The emergence of the electrical and electronics industry and the emergence of polymers as a new class of materials are both modern phenomena.  The electric relay, a remote switch controlled by electricity that was invented in 1835, was the first electronic device.  Bakelite, a thermosetting phenol formaldehyde resin that was developed in 1907, was the first completely synthetic polymer.  Hence the electrical and electronics industry and the plastics industry have grown contemporaneously for just a little over a century.

Polymers and Composites in Technical Textiles

December 2018

Technical textiles are defined as textile materials and products manufactured primarily for their technical and performance properties rather than their aesthetic or decorative characteristics. 

According to this definition, textiles of all designs (such as woven, knit, braided, or nonwoven), constructed of all types of fibers or combinations or blends of fibers, which have been manufactured primarily for their technical and performance properties rather than their aesthetic or decorative characteristics, are technical textiles.  The natural (such as cotton, silk, or wool) and synthetic (such as polyester, nylon, or acrylic) fibers used in constructing the vast majority of such technical textiles are polymeric fibers. 

Polymers and Composites in the Building, Construction, and Civil Engineering Industry

December 2018

The traditional materials for building, construction, and civil engineering applications are wood, inorganic minerals (as in concrete, bricks, stones, and marble), metals, and glass, which have all been used for thousands of years. 

The emergence of synthetic polymers and their composites during the 20th century greatly broadened the range of available materials.  Nowadays, thermoplastic and thermoset polymers and their composites are used increasingly more frequently, in many structures, to perform many functions.

Polymers and Composites in the Transportation Industry

December 2018

The transportation industry comprises the automotive, aerospace, and marine industries.  Polymers and composites find many uses in automotive, aerospace, and marine vehicles.  Some of these applications will be summarized below.

At Bicerano & Associates, our expertise in polymers and composites helps our clients to develop polymers and composites for any application they may require.

Polymers and Composites in the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry

December 2018

The consumer packaged goods industry, which is also known as the fast-moving consumer goods industry, manufactures and sells non-durable goods, usually at a low cost.

Packaged foods of all types (such as meats, fruits, vegetables, dairy products, baked goods, and TV dinners), beverages, cosmetics, personal hygiene products, over-the-counter drugs, dishwashing and laundry detergents, household cleaning solutions, and many other products that are used up relatively quickly and then discarded, are examples of non-durable goods.

Polymers and Composites in the Medical Device Industry

December 2018

Thermoplastic and thermoset polymers and their composites are widely used in medical devices where they are increasingly replacing metals and glass. 

The main reason for this trend is the amazing versatility of polymers, which enables the design and manufacture of a vast range of products to meet very different application requirements. 

Polymers and Composites in the Sporting Goods Industry

December 2018

The products of the sporting goods industry are performance footwear, performance apparel, and sports gear.  Polymers and composites find many applications in all of these types of products.  Some of these applications will be summarized below.

At Bicerano & Associates, our expertise in polymers and composites helps our clients to develop polymers and composites for any application they may require.

Call Bicerano & Associates Consulting, LLC at (912) 235-2238 or use our online form or email us at info@polymerexpert.biz today!

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