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Composites Weekly

Composites Weekly is an online podcast published each week by industry expert Jonathan Taylor. Jonathan has served as consultant in the composites industry for over 12 years. He brings you the latest news and information in the world of composites and provides interviews of leading manufacturers and distributors in the industry.
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Now displaying: June, 2020
Jun 23, 2020

This week, I welcome Paul Hassett, the Market Development Manager at Covestro, North America. He joins me on the show to discuss the benefits of Covestro's Maezio® thermoplastic composites.

These composites combine high mechanical strength with premium aesthetics and ultra-lightweight performance. They also boast versatile processing options for production at scale thanks to compatibility with several production technologies including thermal compression molding, automated tape laying (ATL), automated fiber placement (AFP), and functional integration by injection molding.

These composite materials are characterized by their unique, metal-like surface immediately after production, which is also compatible with a wide range of coating and embellishment options.

Also, unique textures, logos, and other details are possible, making structural parts more aesthetically appealing.

We'll be discussing some of the product applications these materials are now being used in. 

You can learn more by visiting composites.covestro.com

Jun 10, 2020

On this episode, Jeff Austad of Ventilation Solutions joins me on the show to discuss some of the custom engineering services they offer to the composites industry. 

Ventilation Solutions brings 30 plus years of experience in providing engineered solutions for customers needing industrial air moving equipment, emission control, dust control, air handling, and HVAC systems in composite fabrication facilities as well as industrial manufacturing and warehousing industries.

They have extensive experience in the development of ventilation systems specifically for composite/fiberglass materials, gelcoat, lamination, closed molding, grinding, sanding, and dust collection.

Jeff will be discussing the unique value Ventilation Solutions offers to our industry; one being they’re a single-source contractor that makes sure that their customer’s facilities are code compliant, safe, and contaminant-free with a total customized solution that is specific to their operation. 

You can learn more about their company by visiting them at https://ventilationsolutions.com or if you have questions, you can reach Jeff at jaustad@sbsmechanical.com.

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