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Suppliers of 3D printing reinforcement fibres

Suppliers of adhesives include:

Suppliers of autoclaves include:

Suppliers of automated composites process equipment include:

Suppliers of basalt fibres

Suppliers of braided reinforcements include:

Suppliers of composite pipes and tubes include:

Suppliers of core materials include:

Suppliers of granulated cork sheet

Suppliers of cure monitoring equipment

  • Synthesites (Optimold II monitors resin’s electrical resistivity and temperature)

Suppliers of fabric reinforcements (see also technical textiles and textile consultancy):

Suppliers of filament winding machines include:

Suppliers of heater cartridges, mats, etc include:

Suppliers of natural fibres include:

Suppliers of prepreg materials include:

Suppliers of pultruded sections include:

Suppliers of pultrusion machines include:

Suppliers of reclaimed carbon fibres include:

Suppliers of release agents include:

Suppliers of resin transfer moulding equipment include:

Suppliers of resins ~ epoxy include:

Suppliers of resins ~ phenol-formaldehyde include:

Suppliers of resins ~ unsaturated polyester include:

Suppliers of resins ~ vinyl ester include:

Suppliers of rheometers/viscometers include:

Suppliers of self-reinforced polymers include:

Suppliers of silicones for composites

Suppliers of software

Suppliers of technical textiles or textile consultancy (see also fabric reinforcements)

Suppliers of thermoplastics for liquid moulding processes include:

Suppliers of thermoplastics - polyphenylenesulphide (PPS) include:

Suppliers of tooling materials and mould tool design services include:

Suppliers of vacuum bagging consumables include:

Suppliers of vacuum pumps include:

Suppliers of 3-D metrology equipment include:

Suppliers of bio-based thermosetting resins

Aropol acrylised epoxidised soybean oil catalysed with Trigonox
Specially formulated mix for RTM with 1h gel time.
AropolTM: a high-performance family of products including Envirez 5000 "corn- and soybean-derived, organic resin developed from renewable resources with excellent surface quality, and exceptional paint, bonding and physical property performance".
Resin Information

Ashland Speciality Chemicals (contact Dwight Rust)
Ashland FRP Supply Division (Customer Service), 5200 Blazer Pkwy, Dublin, OH 43017
Web: Ashland Incorporated

Cashew Nut Shell Liquid (CNSL)
General information on CNSL resin GP-002

M/S. Golden Products
No.69, Mailam Road, Sedarapet, Pondicherry - 605 111, India.
Tel: +91-413-2678184,2678881,2677309
Fax: +91-413-2678174
Web: M/S Golden Products

CNSL Resin - Formaldehyde Free
CNSL Resin - Formaldehyde Free

The BioComposites Centre,
University of Wales, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2UW, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1248 370588
Fax: +44 (0)1248 370594
Web: Centre for Advanced and Renewable Materials (CARM)

EcoComp® UV-L resins

Sustainable Composites Limited
New Portreath Road, Redruth, Cornwall, TR16 4QL
T: 01209 843484
Fax: 01209 843488
E-mail: Norman Frost
Web: Sustainable Composites Limited

Epoxidised linseed oil .. and .. polycarboxylic acid anhydrides

Bio-Composites And More GmbH
Marktplatz 12, D-91472 Ipsheim, Germany
T: +49 (0)9846 977 940
F: +49 (0)9846 977 949
Contact: Klaus Dippon

Partially norbornylized linseed oil (Dilulin®)
Oils and lubricants

Cargill Industrial Oils & Lubricants (contact Bill Reutz)
Technical Oils Department, PO Box 5694, Minneapolis, MN 55440-5694, USA.
Tel: +1 (800) 842-3631
Fax: +1 (612) 742-6722
Web: Cargill Incorporated

Rapeseed-oil derived resins
Advanced Crosslinking Resin - ACR

Advance Enterprises Limited,.
Brunel Court, Enterprise Drive, Four Ashes, Wolverhampton, WV10 7DF, UK
T: +44 (0)1902 790002
F: +44 (0)1902 798815
Web: Advance Enterprises Limited
Contact: Derek Taylor

UCB Ebecryl acrylised epoxidised soybean oil resin
General information on Ebecryl resins

Union Chemie de Belgique
Allée de la Recherche 60, 1070 Brussels, Belgium.
Tel. +32 (2) 559.99.99
Fax. +32 (2) 559.99.00
Web: UCB Surface Specialities
Contact: Pamela Beaumont (UK office Watford)

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