A broad range of polymer and reinforced fibre materials – going beyond materials such as aluminium and steel – are used in the development and manufacturing of composites.
Composites have established themselves as the optimum solution in many industries. Composite vanes, for instance, are used in rotary vane vacuum pumps and offer thermal, chemical and dimensional stability, as well as reduced wear. Manufacturers who use rotary vane vacuum pumps therefore benefit from increased cost-effectiveness and lower maintenance costs. In the automation sector, the rigidity of traverses manufactured from composite material results in significantly improved performance. These are just two examples. You can find others in sport, in technology, in aerospace, in medical technology and luxury goods.