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ACP Composites Launches Redesigned Retail Website

Livermore, California ACP Composites a global leader in high-quality composite solutions, launched their redesigned retail website which features a fully updated user interface as well as a range of new tools to help customers find what they are looking for quickly and easily. “The original ACP retail site served us well for many years. However, we […]

ACP COMPOSITES HIRES JOE HEARETH AS QUALITY MANAGER

ACP COMPOSITES HIRES JOE HEARETH AS QUALITY MANAGER Livermore, CA – September 1, 2020 – ACP Composites has hired Joe Heareth as Quality Manager, responsible for company-wide Quality and Inspection, as well as process improvement. Joe will also be focused on attaining ACP Composite’s AS9100 certification in 2021. Joe brings with him over fourteen years […]

Celebrating 35 years with George and Barbara Sparr

Question: What’s interesting about how ACP was founded? George: I worked for a company called Ciba-Geigy – they were heavily involved in composites.  My job there was new product development.  Basically, any company that wanted to use composites, I got involved in those projects.  Ships, fishing rods, you name it.  Not yet air crafts.  The company didn’t […]

Creating a Wet Layup Prepreg

Carbon Fiber Prepreg

A Wet Layup Prepreg is the best way to create a product that simulates the prepreg material. By impregnating a material with a resin by hand, a pre-impregnated fabric can be created without the additional cost or storage restrictions related to commercial prepregs.

Preventing Air Bubbles in Epoxy Resin

EZ-Lam Epoxy Laminating Resin

Preventing Air Bubbles in Epoxy Resin Epoxy Resins are formulated for many applications. Whether used with composites, as a clear coat or in arts and crafts, epoxy resins are designed to provide a hard, durable surface that is an excellent moisture barrier. The correct resin formulation should always be used for its intended use. Our […]

What is a Prepreg?

Composite Prepreg

What is a Prepreg? A Prepreg is an industry term used for a reinforcing fabric, such as carbon fiber or fiberglass, that has been pre-impregnated with a resin system. The resin system used to impregnate the material contains the proper resin and hardener mixture to facilitate curing – making prepregs ready to layup without additional resin work […]

Applying Adhesive Backed Carbon Fiber Sheets​

Vacuum-Switch

Applying Adhesive Backed Carbon Fiber Sheets​ Now you can apply Carbon Fiber to any surface with ACP’s high gloss, decorative adhesive backed Carbon Fiber Sheets. These first quality carbon fiber sheets have a deep, glossy, three dimensional finish. The proprietary Autoclave process, 100% genuine carbon fiber prepreg (not a printed vinyl), and superior epoxy resin […]

Cutting Composite Rods & Tubes 

The Do’s and Don’ts of Cutting Composites Rods and Tubes Cutting composite rods and tubes can be easy by simply following the Do’s and Don’ts of Cutting Composite Rods and Tubes. By choosing the proper cutting blade and implement, prepping before cutting and following safety procedures for each cutting method, anyone can make accurate, clean, […]

The Cut and Fold Technique

The Cut and Fold Technique

The Cut and Fold Technique using Honeycomb Sandwich Panels Honeycomb sandwich panels can be constructed to form complex shapes and angles by following the “cut and fold” technique. With the “cut and fold” technique, a section of skin is cut away from one side of the honeycomb panel, allowing the panel to be manipulated to […]