Supporting UK Composites

Online Tools

Online composite tools

There are various online tools available for public use. If you host something like this and would like us to link to it please contact us.

Adhesives Toolkit
The Adhesives Toolkit enables users to understand the large number of available adhesives and issues involved in the design of adhesive joints.

Environmental Assessment Tool
This online tool enables companies to make well-informed decisions about the likely benefits of crop-based materials (biocomposites) without the cost and time requirements of conducting detailed life-cycle impact studies.

Green Guide to Composites
A tool, which has been created to allow the composites industry to understand the environmental and social impacts of different composite materials and manufacturing processes.

Guide to Composites
Hosted by NetComposites, this guide is made up of independent contributions from a wide range of composites specialists, each an expert in their respective field.

MatWeb
Free materials database with data on over 24,000 materials including metals, plastics, ceramics, and composites.

Measurement Advice
Measurement Advice is produced by the National Physical Laboratory (NPL). The aim of Measurement Advice is to use NPL's knowledge of the behaviour of polymer composites to help users undertake cost effective characterisation and performance assessments. Advice is provided using a standards selector tool, also on experimental techniques and associated issues including training.

Calculators

Resin Formula Calculator
Calculates the overall density and price of a resin system

Unit Converter
Converts between commonly used units for the linear weight of a roving, units for the areal weight of a fabric and between commonly used units for density.

Volume-Weight Fraction and Density Calculator
Converts volume fractions to weight fractions and calculates the overall density of a composite.

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