From oil and gas refinement to life-saving pharmaceuticals and agricultural chemicals, products from the chemical industry help create safety and comfort in everyday life.

Thermoset composites are equally important in the equipment these organizations need to thrive. Atlas Fibre carries North America’s largest selection of these materials to support your chemical industry business.

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Benefits of Using Composites in the Chemical Industry

The primary benefit of thermoset plastic composites for the chemical industry is their inherent chemical resistance. They’re chemically inert and contain no metal. This composition means chemicals are less likely to be able to penetrate the surface or react with the material, preventing damage or corrosion.

Additional advantages of thermoset composite material include:

  • It offers a better strength-to-weight ratio than metals.
  • It’s durable and long-lasting, making it a highly cost-effective solution.
  • It boasts high insulative properties, making it perfect for high-heat environments.

Our Naturally Corrosion-Resistant Composites for the Chemical Industry

Our inventory of popular thermoset composites that provide value in the chemical industry includes:

Glass-Epoxy Resin Composites

Glass-epoxy resin composites top our list of thermoset materials for use in the chemical sectors. These options are strong, chemically resistant, versatile, and flame-resistant or -retardant. Atlas Fibre manufactures several glass and epoxy resin materials, including:

Glass-Polyester Resin Composites

Our collection of glass and polyester resin composites provides numerous insulative, chemically resistant, and mechanical benefits. Each also has excellent physical strength and electrical properties for application flexibility. Our options include the highly versatile GPO-3 composite, known for low smoke generation and flame retardance.

Glass-Silicone Composites

Our glass-silicone G-7 composite may be an ideal option if your processes involve high-temperature exposure. This material can withstand temperatures up to 220 degrees Celsius (428 degrees Fahrenheit). It also boasts excellent resistance to multiple chemicals, including organic solvents, alkalis, and acids. We construct this composite by coating woven fiberglass with silicone resin, creating self-extinguishing material perfect for industrial settings where flammability is a concern.

Glass-Melamine Composites

Melamine resin and woven fiberglass create Atlas Fibre’s thermoset glass-melamine composites. These plastics feature superior resistance to alkalis and are excellent insulators, making them versatile solutions for numerous chemical industry applications. We manufacture and supply G-5 material and G-9 composites, the latter offering enhanced flame and heat resistance.

Common Chemical Industry Businesses Using Composites

Atlas Fibre proudly partners with chemical industry companies in many specialized sectors, such as:

  • Oil and gas refineries
  • Pharmaceutical manufacturing
  • Chemical processing facilities
  • Water treatment plants
  • Agricultural chemical manufacturing
  • Pulp and paper converting plants

Why Choose Atlas Fibre?

We’ve been a trusted industry manufacturer and supplier of thermoset composites for over 65 years. Our solutions meet strict quality standards in our ISO 9001:2015-certified facilities for confidence in their caliber and performance.

As a long-time market leader, we’ve developed specialized, in-depth expertise to help you find the best solution for your business. Our capabilities extend to custom-developed thermoset composite materials, so we can help you meet needs that go beyond the norm.

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