Processes

National Composites has a wide array of molding techniques and processes to ensure we can assist on all your FRP needs, from start to finish.

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Open Mold Fiberglass Processing

Open mold is the most versatile and economical of molding methods. Ideal for all shapes and sizes. Due to the versatility, open molding can be utilized to serve practically all markets.

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Closed Mold Fiberglass Processing

There are multiple different methods to closed molding to fit almost any need or requirement. Closed molding reduces waste and scrap, and allows for more precise tolerances. Closed molding also allows for a cosmetic “B” side of your part.

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Thermoforming/
Vacuum Forming

Thermoforming or Vacuum Forming is a method of processing thermoplastic sheet or film into a formed part. A thermoplastic is a polymer that can be melted or softened when heated and hardened when cooled. This type of plastic can be reheated and reformed over and over. Thermoforming achieves a comparable product to injection molding at a fraction of the tooling expense, utilizing equivalent materials.

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Value-Added Assembly Services

All of the National Composites facilities have dedicated assembly groups. We can assist with simple hardware and structural reinforcement installation to complex
multi-component installation and bonding.

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Shipping and Logistics

National Composites takes pride in having the ability to manage every step of the production process in house, from designing and prototyping to packaging and delivery. For the convenience to our customers, National composites owns and maintains a large fleet of trucks and trailers in order to to manage the varying shipping needs to our customers.