While aircraft, sports parts, yacht hulls and bridge decks can be the centerpieces of the composites industry, the fabrication of cast polymer bath and kitchen fixtures is a vital and lucrative segment. For over half a century, kitchen and bath manufacturers have been combining resins with a variety of fillers, additives, pigments and performance enhancers to create glossy, gorgeous products in many colors and patterns. The new home and remodeling markets depend on the variety of vanity tops, bathtubs, shower stalls, kitchen countertops and other components produced with composites.
Section 1 – Defining Composites
Section 2 – Understanding Polyester Resin Curing
Section 3 – Composites Manufacturing Processes
Section 4 – Cast Polymer Materials
Section 5 – Limiting Emissions
Section 6 – MACT and the Cast Polymer Industry
Section 7 – Electrostatic Discharge Hazards
For more information on ACMA's Certified Composites Technician (CCT) Program, contact the ACMA Certification Department.